A visit to 10 historic arcades of Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] In a city like Athens, with sunshine most days of the year, one would expect there to be no commercial arcades running through large building complexes and structures. However, there is an extensive network of arcades designed and built from the late 19th to the…

The Canova Lions of Romvis Street

Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar? Friedrich Schiller (Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua). In recent years, every time I go to the centre of Athens for a walk or for shopping, I will always remember to go to Romvis Street, in order to check if the lions are still in…

6 places in downtown Athens to eat like a local

Downtown Athens offers you many choices for eating out. However, there are a few places, loved by the locals and those who work at the city center, that could offer you a truly Athenian experience. Nothing fancy,  just tasty old-fashioned food, at unpretentious places. Here are our top picks for eating out like a local…