Monday, 31 December 2012

Strike on public transportation TUE 01/01/13

Dear all,

2013 is getting closer and closer we have a last minute announcement though for all of you that are in Athens for New Year's Eve :)

According to the information we have so far from Athens Urban Transport Organization S.A. the circulation of public transportation will be on the 1st of January 2013, more specifically:

Metro Lines (red&blue) - will NOT OPERATE for the WHOLE DAY
Train Line (green) - 
for the WHOLE DAY
Tram Lines - will OPERATE NORMALLY
Trolley buses - will OPERATE NORMALLY

Have a great

StayInAthens bares no responsibility in case of changes on the hours written above from Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA)

Have a great day,
Your! StayInAthens blog Team :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Winning photos of "StayInAthens Moment" Photo Competition!

Dear all,

Our photo competition came to an end and we are more than happy to present you the winning photos! Here you will find all the photos that we liked the most, ENJOY!

Enjoy your holidays,
Your! StayInAthens Team

Friday, 21 December 2012

StayInAthens' office hours during Christmas holidays!

Dear all,

We would like to inform you that during Christmas our office will remain closed the following days,
  • Monday 24/12
  • Tuesday 25/12
  • Wednesday 26/12
  • Monday 31/12
  • Tuesday 01/01
during the other week days our office will be open from 9am till 5pm as usual.

Happy holidays to all of you,
Your! StayInAthens Team

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Why the world didn't end yesterday? 21/12/2012

Hello all!

Tomorrow at 11:11 am we will experience the end of the world as the prophecy says, truth or not we are just a few hours away from that "deadline". NASA although has released a video on YouTube explaining why the world didn't end "yesterday" meaning 21/12/12.

If you are curious or interested take 4 and a half minutes from your time and check the related video!

Stay tuned for more in the future ... hopefully!
Your! StayInAthens

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Strike on public transportation WED-THU 19&20/12

Dear all,

According to the information we have so far from Athens Urban Transport Organization S.A. the circulation of public transportation will be modified on Wednesday and Thursday 19&20/12, more specifically:

Metro Lines (red&blue) - will NOT OPERATE till 9am
Train Line (green) -
will NOT OPERATE till 9am
Tram Lines - will OPERATE NORMALLY
Trolley buses - will OPERATE NORMALLY

Metro Lines (red&blue) - will NOT OPERATE for the WHOLE DAY
Train Line (green) - will NOT OPERATE for the WHOLE DAY
Tram Lines - will NOT OPERATE for the WHOLE DAY
Trolley buses - will OPERATE NORMALLY

METRO LINES will NOT reach Athens International Airport during 19&20/12

StayInAthens bares no responsibility in case of changes on the hours written above from Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA)

Have a great day,
Your! StayInAthens blog Team :)

#TrackGR - The greek track of the week #1

Hello all,

Today we are going to present you one of the most played and famous greek tracks of 2012... because this is our way to introduce you more more into the greek reality that you are living each day in Athens.

So, let's GO!!! Click play on the YouTube video below and let us give you some information about the song that you have heard many times during your stay.

The track is called "Pio psila" (gr: "Πιο ψηλά", meaning "Higher") and performed by VEGAS band. VEGAS is a quit new greek group formed in 2008 and consists of three members: vocalists ZeRaw and Melina, and DJ Airth on the consoles. The reason that the song became so famous in Greece is basically the catchy sound and the optimist romantic lyrics.

Just to have a clue, the lyrics of the chorus in a free translation are going like this... "You are what I was looking for, every chance that I had to fall in love with someone, gimme your hand and feel my heart beating... I love you... make me go higher, come closer, hold my tight and kiss me to unlock my heart... kiss me because something new is about to start... kiss me... kiss me... kiss me..."

We hope that now you can enjoy even more the song during your Christmas holidays!

Have a great rainy day,
Your! StayInAthens Team

Monday, 17 December 2012

#ATHWeeklyEvents - Events in Athens this week #1

Dear all,

Here you can see all the cultural events that are talking place this week in Athens!

  • 14 to 30 Dec: Athens Concert Hall - Sleeping Beauty

Come out and see The Sleeping Beauty by the Kremlin Ballet Theatre this Christmas at the Athens Concert Hall from 14-30 December. The Kremlin Ballet Theatre in Moscow's State Kremlin Palace was established in 1990 by well-known Russian choreographer, Andrey Petrov. Also the artistic director, Petrov maintains classical ballet traditions while at the same time promoting creativity and experimentation. As such, the Kremlin Ballet Company offers a marvellous night at the theatre.

Today, the fine Kremlin Ballet Theatre is among the top Russian ballet companies. Their performances are view with the utmost respect by both Russian critics and foreign critics. The Kremlin Ballet company has embarked on many international tours and have met with great success. Performances held by the Kremlin Ballet Company have included: Armsgamer's "Cavalry Halt", Prokoffiev's "Cinderella", Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker", Minkus' "Don Quixote", Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake", Gogol's "Nevsky Prospect" and Prokofiev's "Ivan the Terrible".


Wednesday 19 December 2012, at 20.00
Thursday 20 December 2012, at 20.00
Friday 21 December 2012, at 20.00
Saturday 22 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00
Sunday 23 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00
Tuesday 25 December 2012, at 20.00
Wednesday 26 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00
Thursday 27 December 2012, at 20.00
Friday 28 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00
Saturday 29 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00
Sunday 30 December 2012, at 16.00 and 20.00


Athens Concert Hall
1, Vas. Sofias & Kokkali str., Athens, 30-210-7282333,

Afternoon performances: 25 €, 40 €, 50 €, 65 €
Student, children: 50% off on the original price
Unemployed, AMEA, Seniors, persons of multiple-member families: 12 €
Evening performances: 35 €, 50 €, 60 € , 75 €
Student, children: 50% off on the original price
Unemployed, AMEA, Seniors, persons of multiple-member families: 14 €

  • 19 Dec: Friends Of Canada Film Lovers Network

Dearest friends-film lovers! As you may have already guessed, we are planning to see THE MASTER at DANAOS cinema this Wednesday 19/12. The film is said to be one of the best this year. After the cinema we are suggesting a small cafe nearby, VANILIA KAI KANELLA for a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, etc, but mainly for a chat about the film-we suspect there will be lots to talk about. ONE PROBLEM: The ADEDY have announced a strike that day, they have not said anything about means of transport yet, so, if such a problem occurs, we'll let you know in due time. Otherwise, we suggest 19/12 at Danaos 109, Kifissias ave. (access by Bus, trolley bus & Metro Panormou) at 19.45.

Every Wednesday tickets cost 5 euros at Danaos, so we should be there around 19.15 to make sure there are tickets available for everyone who comes. Please apply at just to give us an idea how many there will be, and so that we can contact you if our plans must change.

  • 19 Dec: HAU Club Christmas Meeting And Party

We invite you to join us at our HAU Club Christmas Meeting and Party. We will hold a short Christmas Themed Meeting, after which we will hold our Christmas Party. Guests will have the opportunity to hear two speeches and to participate in the meeting. They will also have the opportunity to experience how we enhance our presentation and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive, professional and fun environment.

Location Hellenic American Union, Massalias 22 Athens, Kolonaki, 8th Floor, 7:00pm to 10:00pm - For more info email or call 
(+30)6937028630 .

  • 19 Dec: Default Company - Weather tales

What would we do if we woke up one day and all the colours were gone? Well, the same thing, clearly, that the heroes of Alexis Kyritsopoulos’ Fairytale of colours do: we’d rush to the ends of the Earth in search of the Rainbow to bring them back—because life’s unbearable in black and white. Eight musicians and dancers set off on a treasure hunt, talking, singing, dancing and playing their way through an adventure that will lead them into the unknown. Along the way, they will walk through images, test their wits against magnitudes and scales, acquaint themselves with shapes and the shapeless, keep their balance on some occasions and fall flat on their faces on others.The default company, a group of young people who met in theatre school in Thessaloniki and travelled to Berne and London to broaden their artistic horizons, come to Athens determined to make us wonder: might we already be living our lives in black and white?


19 December 2012 - 20 January 2013


Onassis Cultural Centre - Upper Stage
107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, Greece
(+30) 210 900 5 800 

  • to 23 Dec: Cheapart 18 at CAMP

Cheapart 2012 is the 18th consecutive exhibition in Athens. Cheapart has invited hundreds of emerging and established artists to participate within its international network, updating the art market with fresh and new ideas. It is a display of a unique art market model in which artists put out their work on a low selling price thus making art accessible to a larger public. Cheapart has created the conditions under which artists, curators and institutions have exchanged opinions and developed collaborations and partnerships. Through its shows, artists have the opportunity to expand their reach to a global level, and experience the impact of a major large-scale cultural event that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Body Cheapart 18 is opening with over 150 international artists.


Until December 23, 2012

CAMP, Contemporary Art Meeting Point
Monday - Sunday: 14.00-21.00

Monday – Friday: 15:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00


CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point
4 Eupolidos & 2 Apellou str., Kotzia square, 105 51 Athens, 
+302103247679 ,
Themistokleous & 25 Metaxa St., 10681 Athens , 
+30-210-3817517 ,
Free admission

  • to 28 Dec: The Nutcracker at Olympia Theater

The National Greek Opera presents one of the most beautiful Christmas stories, "The Nutcracker". In "The Nutcracker" the line between dream and reality is blurred. Tchaikovsky's legendary ballet will be presented with a new choreography by Renato Zanella, based on the libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", while Act II will include music from the Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. In this new production of the Greek National Opera Ballet, the choreography focuses on Clara's dream, a dramatic coming of age through love and fear. Body The distinguished German set and costume designer Christof Cremer will be responsible for the sets and costumes, his aim being to create a dreamlike atmosphere worthy of the famous tale.


Until December 28, 2012
2, 7, 9, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 December 2012
Starting time: 20.00


Olympia Theater - 59-61 Akadimias St., 10679 Athens ,  


Prices: €20, €25, €30, €40, €45, €50
Children, students: €15
Ticket Pre-sale:
Olympia Theatre Box Office (Akadimias 59-61, Athens)
Every day 9.00-21.00
+30210 3662100 ,  +30210 3612461 ,  +30210 3643725
Have a great cultural week,
Your! StayInAthens Team

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

#AthensTip - tip#1 Cinema

Hello all,

You are already in Athens several weeks… you have explored the city, you have been to many parties and you feel like an Athenian… so, you feel like you want to go to the cinema but you thing that the ticket is quite expensive? Then we have a solution for you!

  • Are you a COSMOTE user?
Send a blank SMS at 19019 (1euro/SMS) and you will receive a code that you can show on the cashier of Village Cinemas and get 2 tickets in the price of 1. The offer is valid only every Wednesday.
  • Are you a VODAFONE user?
Send the word CINEMA via SMS at 54646 (0,5euro/SMS) and you will receive a code that you can show on the cashier of Ster or ODEON Cinemas and get 2 tickets in the price of 1. The offer is valid from Monday until Thursday.
  • The CineMax multiplex cinemas, one located in Patission street near AUEB, are also offering 2 tickets in the price of 1, every Wednesday and Thursday. For the CineMax cinemas you just claim the offer on the spot and you do not need to do something more.

The offers mentioned above are not valid for 3D screenings.

Last but not least, do not forget that you can always claim for a student price ticket if available.

That’s it for this week, we do hope that you found our #athenstip useful!

Have a great day,
Your! StayInAthens Team

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Your! "StayInAthens Moment" photo competition!

Dear tenants,

We are celebrating 5 years of StayInAthens and we are inviting you to JOIN our photo competition and be one of the 40 winners that will get an “I LUV Ath” t-shirt and a bag full of gifts!

      Hurry up! Get your camera or your smartphone and capture your favorite “StayInAthens moment”!
      HOW TO PARTICIPATE in StayInAthens Photo Competition:

  1. Capture a photo in your StayInAthens flat… be creative, funny, artistic, with friends or however you want to and show your favorite “StayInAthens moment” of your day!
  2. Choose your best two photos and send them at
  3.  Don’t forget to mention on your email, your full name, your flat address, your t-shirt size and a title for your picture!
  4. You will get back a confirmation email for your participation

You can send us your pictures from 04/12 until 24/12 of 2012.

The 40 winners will be announced on 25/12/2012!

Be creative because StayInAthens is 5 years old and has a gift for you :)

For any question contact us at!

Capture the moment!
The StayInAthens Team