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…

Rediscover Athens – A phototour

Now that traveling abroad is impossible and the lockdown has made us reevaluate things, it is time to rediscover and appreciate the beauties of our country. Let’s start with our city. Just make a walk around and notice all the things you had for granted and never stopped to watch and taste. How long has…

Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history

Our city is resting and always waiting for us to rediscover it … Aiolou is one of the most historic and characteristic streets in Athens’ centre. A walk down this pedestrian street is like walking through the city’s history and past. It starts near Omonoia square and ends in Plaka near the Roman market. Aiolou…

10 + 1 places in Athens for a perfect coffee break

A cup of coffee is a serious issue in Athens. Athenians love coffee. You will see them walking around with a coffee in their hand every hour of the day. There are canteens, cafes, coffee houses, coffee restaurants on almost every street of the city. Everyone has his/her favourite cafe and it is really hard…

Two new museums in Athens you must visit

Athens is a city with many interesting museums and some of them are among the most important museums in the world, like the  Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine Museum. However, two new museums have begun operating in the city and they are willing to offer locals and visitors a whole new experience….