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Why September is the Best Month to Visit Athens

Time is king and there’s a timing for everything in life, including our holidays. Most people prefer to take their leave during the summer dog days but the ones who know better will tell you that September is the new August and, perhaps, even better, especially when visiting Athens. Let’s see why.     1. The Weather […]

Summer in Athens: A Top Ten List

When the weather gets balmy, Athens gears up for our favorite season. Greece enjoys a prodigiously long summer and, from April till October, its quirky and boisterous capital affably invites you to discover the local joie de vivre. Days go longer, sunsets are dramatic, tables spill out on the sidewalks and life is better enjoyed […]

5 Tips For Solo Travelers in Athens

Solo travel is a worldwide trend that motivates many people to pack their belongings and escape their daily routine. It is a way to experience a new culture while being independent. In case you are inspired and motivated to travel solo in Athens, here are some tips on how to do it like a pro! […]

Fassianos & Chronis | Thirty Years of Friendship

Theocharakis Foundation is hosting a fascinating exhibition about the long and fruitful friendship between the painter Alecos Fassianos and the poet Vaggelis Chronis. Once more, Clio Muse is there to guide you with a unique story-telling approach! Aiming to raise cultural awareness by using pioneering technology, we hope to bring our audience closer to the […]

Discover the Treasures of Athens in The Acropolis Museum

You cannot complete your visit to Athens without going to the Acropolis, and to get some better context, you also need to check out the Acropolis Museum, which has swiftly become a quintessential destination in Athens. In order to help with that, Clio Muse Tours is offering our very own Acropolis Museum Tour. The Acropolis […]

Acropolis Museum VS Acropolis Rock

Τhe best view The view is relative and depends on the interest of the observer. If you like the colorful urban scenery then the view from the Acropolis is the most suitable for you. But if you like watching the antiquities, then the view from the museum is ideal. Τhe most beautiful sculptures For the […]

Clio Muse Meets the Museum of Cycladic Art

By now, you should probably know how much we love new cultural projects! This time we are proud to announce our first collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art for their new temporary exhibition. A digital audio tour “Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera – Εleutherna – Knossos” will soon be available on Clio Muse App & […]

Clio Muse in the Visual World of G. Zongolopoulos

Attempting to present the artist G. Zongolopoulos to the public can prove a tricky task. You see, as I begin to write this article, I realize once more that his work doesn’t require many introductions. Quite on the contrary, like all great artists, he expresses himself through a unique and stunningly honest visual language. After […]

Athens: A Lover’s Walk

For most of us living in a big city, the beauty around us goes usually unnoticed as we rush about keeping up with our daily routine. City life can be overwhelming, at times chaotic, but if once in a while you get into the right mood, you can see everything with fresh eyes and fall […]

5 Love Stories that Went Terribly Wrong

February is the month when you’re bound to stumble upon Love Actually as you turn on the TV and your facebook feed is flooded with Valentine’s day ads and articles giving advice about the perfect gifts for your significant other. There are those who love this kind of celebrations and those who hate them. Do […]

Kerameikos & Gazi: Discover Their Old & New Charms

Under the spellbinding shade of the Acropolis, close to the neighborhood of Thiseio, the beautiful quarter of Kerameikos is a genuine mix of mournful stillness and urban quirkiness. Head all the way down Ermou street to the northwest of the Acropolis and find a whole host of things to do in one of the most […]

6 Facts & Figures About the Temple of Olympieion You Probably Never Knew

Downtown Athens is loaded with attractions and relics surviving from the city’s long cultural pedigree. One of the most visited and impressive landmarks is the majestic temple of mighty Zeus. But for all its fame, the temple is full of secrets that many people are not aware of. Here are some interesting facts from the […]

The Best Places to Brunch in Athens

Where to Brunch in Athens Sundays are made of free time with the ones you love, lazy mornings in bed, endless strolls and, of course, a delicious and hearty brunch!   Athens is a city that knows how to brunch and there are countless options for you all over its lively streets. Let’s see some […]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Athens this Christmas

There is no other time of the year as eagerly and wholeheartedly embraced as Christmas. The year is crawling to its end and cities put on their merriest holiday outfit as the streets are shining with shimmering lights and beautiful displays of decorations. For those looking for a short break this year in Athens, we’ve […]

Plaka: The Most Picturesque Neighborhood of Athens

It was a sunny Sunday morning in Athens, and we were excited and ready to visit once again the most beautiful area of the city; Plaka. This part of the city is the ideal choice to enjoy your Sunday morning, especially at this time of the year when tourists do not flood the center of […]

Theocharakis Foundation – Clio Muse: Cheers to a Fruitful Collaboration

In Theocharakis Foundation we systematically foster the use of digital media and all kinds of innovative strategies that bring forward and communicate our cultural content. This is, in fact, the reason why we were the first greek foundation to embrace the new platform of Google Art Project.     Last year we were approached by three […]

Clio Muse Supports Athens Marathon 2018

The victory of the Athenians over the Persians (490B.C.) gave birth to a Race that inspired the whole world, the Athens Marathon. This year, the Athens Marathon celebrates its 36th birthday with the annual race from the town of Marathon to Athens covering 42.195 km’s, attracting more than 50,000 runners from around the world. But […]

The Perfect Halloween Day in Athens

Undoubtfully Halloween has become an excuse to cheer up in the heart of October! Even if in Greece, we more accustomed to dressing up for Carnival in the spring, Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular celebration in the latest years. As it always fascinates me to know the stories behind things, I’ve learned that the […]

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens: One of the Most Important Museums of the World The National Archaeological Museum was established in 1893 to host the ancient Greek discoveries. It is one of the most important museums of ancient Greek art in the world, while promoting the world heritage and history of different cultures. It is […]

Theoharakis Foundation – Art Within

One year of an exceptional collaboration with Theocharakis Foundation was completed! In 2017-2018, the foundation hosted 4 exhibitions for 4 beloved Greek artists, from different fields, united by art. Well as I see it, art unites us all despite its lonesome nature. There are many reasons to write this article and the first one is […]

The Best Flavours of Greece… in Athens!

Gastronomy comprises a special part of Athens’ history and food outing is one of the most characteristic reference points of the Athenian way of life. A visit to Athens presupposes a stroll down many gastronomical routes, in order to savour the delicacies of the Greek cuisine. Athenian cuisine can be considered multidimensional, including a vast […]

The First Digital Tour About Athens’ Homeless

Today, as usual, I grabbed the street paper “Shedia”. As I was going down the stairs of the metro, I skipped through the pages with longing to read the tribute to the Invisible Routes. My first contact with the Invisible Routes was in 2016 when I read about them in a magazine brochure. This was […]

Thermal Water 88 y.o. from the Acropolis Foothills

A glass bottle containing thermal water, amongst other things, was carried by Captain P. Johnston-Saint from Athens to give to collector Henry Wellcome. The water was gathered from the ancient well of the temple of Asklepios, at the foot of the Acropolis. The well is of round shape and had a roof that was supported […]

Best Places in Athens to Enjoy the August Full Moon

The August full moon, the most beautiful full moon of the year, is a unique event in Greece. This day, music and dancing events, tours and original events take place throughout Athens at archaeological sites, museums, and art venues. It is a unique opportunity to visit them as it is one of the few days with […]

Acropolis: A Skip-the-Line Experience

There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy a souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis hill. Another thing that you will realize the moment you step on in Athens, during Summer, is the high temperature. I’m living in the city […]

Survival Guide for Athens in August

Are you melting in hot Athens? Either due to obligations or by choice? Not for too long. We have some ideas and suggestions for you to view Athens differently, to recognize its beauty in August and to love it as much as we do. 1. Do you want to spend your time on a terrace? […]

22 FAQs about the Acropolis

We can say so many things about the Acropolis. We can write for days. If we read whatever other people have already written about the subject it would take years and still, there would be always something more to be said. But let’s start with the basics, shall we? It is remarkable how many people have […]

7 Must-see Events in Athens this August

August in Athens. The climate has now become tropical. You cannot stay at home anymore. And the hotel is “heavy” for such days. But you are here. True to the city you love to hate. But do not worry, we will not let you stay in. Take a taste of top 7 August events and […]

Find the Athens Tour that Suits you Best!

The city I love, Athens, offers numerous & diverse experiences & even the most demanding traveler can find his way to enjoy the city! But who can easily make up his or her mind when presented with so many choices? Not me! Having said that, I designed a game to make the search more fun & to help you […]

5 Getaways near Athens that will amaze you!

A charming city, full of historic adventures and busy streets, Athens is definitely worth visiting, at least once in your life. However, after a few days, you may feel like exploring other near destinations as well, less busy & more summerish! So here they are, five recommendations, five splendid destinations that I would suggest to […]

Poet of Sculpture – Costas Varotsos

Poet of sculpture. Costas Varotsos. A city artist whose need for creation stems from the city and gradually expresses the city. The basic materials used in his work are stone, iron and especially glass. He uses the latter in almost every project, because it best describes space and time. A sculptor with a domestic but […]

Top 3 Museums of Athens

Three must-visit museums, three different points in history to discover Athens and three self-guided audio tours to assist you in exploring them independently. The Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the City of Athens allow you to travel back and forth in time, starting from the Athens of Pericles, wander among […]

Explore Athens in one day!

A quick trip is always a good idea but sometimes there are so many things to do in a city that you can easily feel overwhelmed. This is especially true when in Athens, a city of wonders with tremendous history, high-profile museums, unique archaeological sites, exceptional gastronomy and numerous entertainment options. In case you have […]