4 of the best places for pasta in Athens

Pasta (makaronia/μακαρόνια in Greek) is one of the most popular foods in the world that started in Italy and conquered the planet. In Athens, as in every European capital, there are hundreds of places to try a plate with pasta. From fast-food chains to Michelin-starred restaurants, the choices are endless. In this article, we present…

Always fresh – The best traditional dairy stores in Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] In a large urban area like Athens, the concept of the traditional workshop is something difficult to maintain and also to locate. However, there are some places within the city limits, where the tradition of the old dairy store (in Greek galaktopoleio/γαλακτοπωλείο), which is selling…

Πάντα φρέσκο – Τα καλύτερα παραδοσιακά γαλακτοπωλεία στην Αθήνα

Σε μια μεγάλη αστική περιοχή όπως η Αθήνα, η έννοια του παραδοσιακού εργαστηρίου είναι κάτι δύσκολο να διατηρηθεί και επίσης δύσκολο να εντοπιστεί. Ωστόσο, υπάρχουν κάποια σημεία εντός των ορίων της πόλης όπου η παράδοση του παλιού γαλακτοπωλείου διατηρείται ζωντανή και περνά από γενιά σε γενιά. Είναι μικρές οάσεις γαστρονομικής παράδοσης με προϊόντα υψηλής ποιότητας…

Βρυσάκι – Η χαμένη γειτονιά της Αθήνας

Η Αρχαία Αγορά Αθηνών είναι ίσως ο πιο διάσημος και επισκέψιμος αρχαιολογικός χώρος της Αθήνας μετά την Ακρόπολη. Ήταν το κέντρο της κοινωνικής, οικονομικής και πολιτικής ζωής της αρχαίας πόλης. Ωστόσο, λίγοι από τους χιλιάδες κάθε χρόνο Έλληνες και ξένους επισκέπτες της γνωρίζουν ότι μέχρι τη δεκαετία του 1930 ήταν η τοποθεσία μιας από τις…

Akadimia Platonos: Where modern Athens embraces its ancient past

Akadimia Platonos (Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is an area in the northwestern part of Athens. It owes its name to the hero Akadimos (Ακάδημος), and the school of philosophy, the Academy, founded by Plato (Πλάτωνας). This area was defined by the hill Ippios Kolonos, near today’s Lenorman Street, and by the ancient banks of the river Kifissos….

Konstantinos Koukidis Column in Anafiotika – A monument to an unsung hero or a modern myth ?

Although thousands of visitors coming to Athens have learned about its hidden secret, the scenic neighbourhood of Anafiotika (Αναφιώτικα) in the shadow of the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις), few of them must have noticed the slightly faded relief column dedicated to the hero Konstantinos Koukidis (Κωνσταντίνος Κουκίδης) on Stratonos Street. Anafiotika is part of the old historical…

The best street food in Pagrati

Pagrati or Pangrati (Παγκράτι) is one of the most interesting urban areas of Athens that has always played an important role in the life of the city. It was loved by artists and writers, and was a favourite place of residence for intellectuals. The old inhabitants of Pagrati are still proud to call themselves true…

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…