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Demolition of Fabled Parthenon Approved to Build New Walmart

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Civilization. Move over history. Big business is coming.

ATHENS (Special to TSD AfterDark) In an effort to continue it’s international expansion, Walmart has reached a deal with the Greek government to build a 150,000 square foot location on Acropolis Hill, home of the legendary Parthenon. The exalted structure and it’s surrounding buildings will all be torn down to accommodate the facility and enough parking for 250 vehicles. Construction is set to begin this October.  (more…)

The Same Palm Tree? Yes. Gerofinikas of Athens

Friday, May 29th, 2009
Eat Well. And you do at Gerofinikas.

Eat Well. And you do at Gerofinikas.

In the heart of Athens’ stylish Kolonaki district sits Gerofinikas. The restaurant was established in 1957 and has served generations of patrons with top flight Greek and Mediterranean delights. What it special about the place is it was built “around” a lone palm tree that is still there. It is the focal point of the dining room.  It was there on my first trip as a kid, and it’s still there today.

I’m in Greece right now. And I’m going to Gerofinikas again for their magnificent seafood dishes.  But I’ll really have to open my wallet and let the Euros spill out because cheap it ain’t. But it’s a must on any trip to Athens.

Full review when I return.