Where to eat the best ice cream in downtown Athens

Ice cream is a favourite dessert almost all over the planet, regardless of the ingredients used and the preparation method. A summer stroll through the centre of Athens, Greece’s capital, is ideal with an ice cream in hand. Although there are dozens of places that serve ice cream in downtown Athens, we will try to…

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…

More Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

When we published the article on Street Art in Athens three months ago, we knew we had left out some equally favourite works. Meanwhile, we discovered some works that had escaped our attention and also others that were created recently. This is the magic of this art, its constant dialogue with the city and its…

Ο Παπαδιαμάντης στην Αθήνα – Αναζητώντας τα βήματα του “αγίου των γραμμάτων”

Τὸ ἐπ’ ἐμοί, ἐνόσω ζῶ καὶ ἀναπνέω καὶ σωφρονῶ, δεν θὰ παύσω πάντοτε, ἰδίως δὲ κατὰ τάς πανεκλάμπρους ταύτας ἡμέρας, νὰ ὑμνῷ μετὰ λατρείας τὸν Χριστόν μου, να περιγράφω μετ’ ἔρωτος τὴν φύσιν καὶ να ζωγραφῶ μετὰ στοργῆς τὰ γνήσια ἑλληνικὰ ἤθη. Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης. Ο Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Σκιάθος, 4 Μαρτίου 1851 – Σκιάθος, 3 Ιανουαρίου…

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

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] 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…

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…

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search and…