Aya – Eleni Foureira & Hawk
Is it possible for a song to be that relatable to one’s life?
Midsummer Mysteries by Agatha Christie
An all-new collection of summer-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the holiday season. Summertime – as the temperature rises, so does the potential for evil. From Cornwall to the French Riviera, whether against a background of Delphic temples or English country houses, Agatha Christie’s most famous characters solve even the most devilish of conundrums as the summer sun beats down.
24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who LIved There by Donald. P. Ryan
During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt’s religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society – from the king to the bread-maker, the priestess to the fisherman, the soldier to the midwife – and get to know what the real Egypt was like by spending an hour in their company.
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.
When Theseus, the Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?
The Love Witch (2016)
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them.
Christmas Catch (2018)
Detective Mackenzie Bennett is hot on the trail of Carson, a suspected diamond thief, and goes undercover to catch him in the act. While undercover, Mack not only falls for Carson, but begins to suspect that he’s been framed. Are feelings clouding Mack’s judgment or are they focusing on the wrong suspect?
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.
My Best Friend’s Bouquet (2020)
Josie believes the wedding bouquet finds the one who’s next to marry and is shocked to catch it at her friend’s reception. When she starts dating a fellow guest, her belief keeps her from realizing the right man’s been there all along.
Ticket to Paradise (2022)
David and Georgia, two divorced parents who can’t stand each other, head to Bali after their daughter, Lily, announces her plans to marry a local islander she just met while on holiday. They decide to put aside their differences and work together to stop the wedding, believing that doing so will keep Lily from making a dreadful mistake similar to their own.
The Beguiled (2017)
Three years into the American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth’s Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher, and five students in Spanish-moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022-)
Set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
Duolingo is a useful little app that helps you learn the language of your choice in a fun and creative way. It also teaches endangered languages like Hawaiian and Navajo (which I’m learning among other languages).
If you want to find free books in PDF form then Project Gutenberg is a good place to start! With countless book categories it helps you browse through it’s archives and find the book you’re searching.
I organized a meeting with people from a group I’ve joined recently (dedicated to finding people to “hang out with”) and one of them suggested going to this shop.
It was a pleasant surprise as it layed away from other popular spots in the picturesque streets of Psyri.
Rooftop cafés/bars with a view of the Acropolis are definitely a must if you plan on going out in Athens.
As a person who loves discovering new places to hang out with friends I came upon this small elegant café just a block away from Monastiraki square. It is safe to say that it has since been added to my list of favourite shops to visit.