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What to do and where to stay in Greece

What to do

Monemvasia

A former Byzantine fortress on a high plateau above a

restored Byzantine village, all of it on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese. A day trip or stay overnight in the town. No cars in this intimate village, lots of restaurants and gift shops. Walk up to the fortress for breathtaking views.

Hydra

www.ferries.gr/greek-islands-ferry/ferry_hydra.htm

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An island just a one- to two-hour ferry trip from Athens,

or half an hour from Poros. There are no cars. Take a

donkey ride. Walk along the coastal path from the main port to the next village. Good food along the way.

Acropolis Museum

15 Dionysiou Areopagitou St.

Athens

011-30-210-900-0900

www.theacropolismuseum.gr

Below the Parthenon, this gleaming museum is a brilliant repository of ancient Greek sculpture. It provides a superb introduction to the Parthenon. About $6.

Where to stay

EP16

16 Epikourou St.

Psirri, Athens

011-30-6985-083-556

www.boutiqueathens.com

A serviced apartment in a beautifully renovated 1930s modernist building. Bordering on a rough but lively part of Athens, it’s a 15-minute walk to the Acropolis or to Syntagma Square. Sleeps up to 14, about $3,000 a week.

Where to eat

Sardelles

15 Persefonis

Gazi, Athens

011-30-210-347-8050

www.sardelles.gr

Fish restaurant. Eat anything, including meat dishes from the nearby restaurant, same owner. Beautifully done,

minimal but exquisite interior decoration. Casually classy.

Starters about $4-$9, entrees about $10-$22.

Jimmy’s Fish Tavern

Vathi Bay, Methana

011-30-22980-93040

Rustic, fresh, real, all cooked by Rula, whose husband’s fishing boat lies at anchor in the bay across the road.

Don’t order, just take what comes. Starters about $3-$8, entrees about $8-$13.

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