Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters”

As long as I live and breathe and be sensible, I will not stop praising my Christ, lovingly describing nature and painting with affection the genuine Greek customs. Alexandros Papadiamantis Alexandros Papadiamantis / Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Skiathos, March 4, 1851 – Skiathos, January 3, 1911) is one of the most important Greek writers, also known as “the…

Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. Banksy, Wall and Piece Street art is a form of art that is created and displayed in public places. According to Wikipedia : “Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement about…

Revealing more secret sights of Athens

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost Henry David Thoreau After the impressive and warm reception of our first article about the secret sights of Athens, the team searched again and identified seven new places in the city, unknown to most visitors and locals. We believe that the result…

4 of the best restaurants for casual dining in Athens

There are many fine places in Athens and its suburbs that base their cuisine on Greek tradition but at the same time want to offer something completely different from the classic Greek tavern. They offer a chance for casual dining with a fun, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and affordably priced menu. In this article, we present…

Slice by slice – The best pizza in Athens (updated)

In October 2019 we posted our article about the search for “the best pizza in Athens”. But now we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict : Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along…

Exploring the Dragon House of Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The most famous dragon houses (drakospita / δρακόσπιτα) in Greece are the Dragon Houses of South Evia. Dragon houses are generally made of square and elongated stones, which are placed on top of each other, without other binders and are held only by their weight….

Εξερευνώντας το Δρακόσπιτο της Αθήνας

Τα πιο γνωστά δρακόσπιτα στον Ελλαδικό χώρο είναι τα Δρακόσπιτα της Νότιας Εύβοιας. Τα δρακόσπιτα είναι κατασκευασμένα με τετραγωνικούς και μακρόστενους  λίθους, οι οποίοι είναι τοποθετημένοι ο ένας πάνω στον άλλο, χωρίς άλλα συνδετικά υλικά και συγκρατούνται μόνο με το βάρος τους. Τα κενά συμπληρώνονται με άλλους μικρότερους λίθους. Η σκεπή είναι και αυτή κατασκευασμένη από…

Iera Odos – Following the sacred road of Ancient Athens

Iera Odos (Sacred Road / Ιερά Οδός in Greek) was in ancient times the road that connected the city of Athens with Eleusis / Elefsina (Ελευσίς / Ελευσίνα), where once a year the famous (but still unexplained about their exact character) Eleusinian Mysteries (Ελευσίνια Μυστήρια) were performed. Iera Odos was 22 km long, starting from…