9JAN 2017

Interesting facts about Athens

Are you planning to visit Athens, Greece? There are some facts you have to learn about this beautiful city before coming.

1. Its history counts around 3,400 years making it the oldest capital situated in the picturesque land with a perfect climate. Furthermore, Athens has a great history as one of the oldest cities in the whole world.

2. The historical center of the city is not big. It is just about 39 square kilometers, so you can easily cross it several times a day and see every corner you are interested.

3. You can feel nearly safe in Athens as it has one of the lowest crime rates among the capital cities in the world.

4. If you are planning to come to Athens in August, you can enjoy a free entrance night to Acropolis held annually on the night of full moon.

5. If you are planning to go shopping in Athens, make sure you are familiar with all the discounts. You can look for a discount cash flow, mattress coupon, and some other sales, using various websites and advisers on the Internet, such Groupon and TripAdviser.

6. In the period from 1258 to 1832 Athens was a part of Ottoman Empire. It is worth to mention because the other countries in Europe experienced Renaissance and Industrial Revolution at that period. That is why Athens has some cultural heritage that you will not be able to find anywhere else in Europe.

7. What makes Athens a very special place is its first modern King, who was only 17 years old and was a Bavarian Prince.

8. Before 1834, the capital of Greece was the Port of Napoli that was changed by the King mentioned above, who valued the great history of Athens.

9. The Grand Bretagne, also known as the oldest hotel in the city, was used as Nazi shelter in the period of the 2nd World War. When the Soviet army came to Athens, Hitler and Rommel were living there, using it as the FHQ, the official headquarters of Adolf Hitler.

10. One of the most famous places in Athens is its metro, richly decorated by contemporary Greek artists. During its construction, six archeological artifacts were found.

6JAN 2017

Travel shows: Netflix vs. Sling TV

Not all of us have the ability to travel the world. Our lives and free time depend on numerous factors such as working hours, roles and responsibilities in family and society. That is why Travelling channels have become so popular. There are many TV shows providers that offer us their services and best prices. Still, if you want to pick the best one, you will have to take into consideration numerous factors including the shows, prices and quality they offer. Today we are going to talk about Netflix and Sling TV to find out which one is the best for you.

Price

When it comes to prices, Sling TV starts at $20 a month. Still, the price does not include premium channels and sports packages. You can add most of them for the price from $5 to $15 per month.

The Netflix starts from $7.99 a month. You can add up to $11.99 to get the get the ability for four screens. In other words, the premium account will cost you $11.99 which makes Netflix the winner in this category.

Quality

Both two providers offer you shows in a good quality. Sill, according to users testimonials, Netflix offers the best one.The important thing that makes them differ is the ability to watch shows on multiple devices. Netflix is able to provide you this service, while Sling TV does not. So if we are talking about Netflix vs Sling TV, the first one is the winner in the category of quality.

Shows

Netflix provides a huge variety of shows available. Still, it is changing the list of shows included in the package and sometimes you can face the following problem: the show you love most is no longer available. When it comes to Sling, it gives you the ability to watch a Travel channel included in the extra package. The only thing you have to consider is how much money you are ready to spend on the services of a video-streaming company.

follow us
Resources
Athens Airport to downtown

Athens Airport to downtown

MAY 23, 2018

For your transfer from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port you have 3 options: Taxi, Bus and Athens Metro. Keep reading below and in 2 minutes you will know which is the best option for you. Piraeus port at night and at the back the busy city of Athens Depending on your budget, number of travelers and travel time you can choose what…

Read More

Athens Greece best restaurants

Athens Greece best restaurants

MAY 16, 2018

From the very heart of the Mediterranean basin, Greek cuisine is made up of a wide variety of dishes mirroring the long history, the variegated landscape and the crossroads’ nature of this country. From my personal experience in Athens Greek cuisine is full of meat (it was literally everywhere!) as traditional fish dishes are…

Read More

Athens visit

Athens visit

MAY 09, 2018

Athens music scene first arrived with alt-indie sensations the B-52s and R.E.M. We ve since launched Widespread Panic and the Drive-by Truckers. Today, the Athens music scene is as alive as ever, with hundreds of bands in all genres calling Athens home. No visit would be complete without sampling a bit of Athens world-renowned…

Read More

Best way to see Greece

Best way to see Greece

MAY 02, 2018

The Greek islands are an incredibly popular tourist destination, with millions of Greek mainland residents and international visitors flocking to their shores every year. And, if you’ve ever visited the islands, you’ll know why. From glorious beaches and incredible diving spots, to examples of pure and traditional Greek culture…

Read More

Trips to Greece and Italy

Trips to Greece and Italy

APRIL 25, 2018

Athens is a common departure or arrival point for tours in Greece and Italy. (Photo: Images ) Related Articles With so many enticing sights throughout Italy and Greece, a tour that packs plenty of destinations and activities into its itinerary makes an ideal choice for travelers who can keep up with the pace. Adventure-style…

Read More

Timeout Athens

Timeout Athens

APRIL 18, 2018

Budget: Jason Inn The hotel’s structure may be unimpressive and the street it stands on nondescript, but the Jason Inn borders happening Thissio and Psyrri, with good access to the disctricts’ excellent restaurants and bars. It’s also handy for the ancient sites and the old central market. With standard-issue but pleasant rooms…

Read More

Best area to stay in Athens

Best area to stay in Athens

APRIL 11, 2018

Tips and Recommendations The Plaka, Monastiraki, and Syntagma neighborhoods are the best areas for families to stay in Athens. Athens can easily fill 2 or 3 days of sightseeing but the highlights can be seen in one full busy day. The farther north you go (away from the Plaka and closer to Omonia) the uglier and sketchier the…

Read More

Santorini Travel Packages

Santorini Travel Packages

APRIL 04, 2018

Going on holiday is all about relaxing and having fun, so at Wotif we think planning and booking Santorini Island holidays should be easy-going, too. Whether you’re travelling solo, rounding up the mates or off to spend some quality time with the fam, you’ll find everything you need to get outta town right here. Plan your getaway…

Read More