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…

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…

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…

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and are part of our daily lives. Have we ever thought…

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…