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I want to catch a live theater performance while in Greece this summer. There are some choices! Which Ancient Greek plays are worth seeing in general? Has anyone seen any? I know the Epidaurus theater has some performances. There's one from Aristophanes Called The Wasps that I might go to. I have never heard of it, has anyone seen it?


I have never seen it but it is also on my list to take in a performance like that. It seems like such a fun, authentic thing to do! The only of these old plays I have ever seen was Oedipus but it wasn't in Greek, it had been translated.

Winter Travel Tips to Greece

I think I am going to end up in Greece through Christmas to visit some people.

I am thinking I want to go skiing!

Where is it that Greeks typically go skiing. I know that there are some places to go, but I want to go where it is the most popular.

Also, are there any Christmas markets?

Monasteries to visit near Athens?

I am interested in visiting some religious sites in Greece. I've written in different threads that I have been interested in Meteora.

I will be staying in Athens for most of the time but I am cool with doing day trips or overnights in other places. I am getting an Air BnB for a few weeks so there is some flexibility there.

Doing preliminary research, this is what I have come up with:

Daphni Monastery - The Dafni Monastery is one of the most important Byzantine monasteries in Greece and is not far outside of Athens.. The monastery's main attraction is the stunning Byzantine mosaics that adorn its walls and ceilings.

Monastery of Kaisariani - this monastery is also pretty close to Athens on the slopes of Mount Hymettus. I hear a must-see is its beautiful courtyard and garden, which is filled with fragrant flowers and lush greenery. Visitors can also admire the impressive architecture and explore the surrounding landscape.

Monastery of Penteli - this monastery is located on a hill overlooking the city. It was founded in the 16th century and was once a center of learning and culture. Today, the monastery is a popular destination for visitors who are interested in its architecture and the impressive views from its rooftop terrace.

Do you have anything to add?

Beach Weather Year Round in Greece?

Peak season is over, and I might need to go to Greece in a few weeks. I have never been at this time of year. Is it still beach weather in the Athens area?

I know it might still be beach weather in Crete, but I am not sure I will have enough time to get down there.

The weather is getting cold where I live, and getting some sun will feel fantastic, beach or not.

Getting Trip Insurance for Greece?

Lately when I've been booking travel, I noticed that I often have the choice to get a travel insurance. For example, when I just went to book my flight.

I said yes to the insurance because the price was low enough.

I know that they actually have trip insurance policies, which I have never used.

Does anyone here actually get trip insurance when going to Greece? If so, what is your motivation?

Greece at Christmas?

I think I might want to visit Greece for Christmas this year. Do you have any tips? Some things I am thinking:

  • Seems I might want to be there for a month? Maybe from December 6 to January 6? From what I understand that is considered "the season"
  • I of course want to go to church - especially on key feast days
  • I will likely be staying near Athens with some friends
  • Does anywhere in Greece have any great Christmas markets?
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