Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters” (podcast version)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON SPOTIFY: Alexandros Papadiamantis (Skiathos, March 4, 1851 – Skiathos, January 3, 1911) is one of the most important Greek writers, also known as “the saint of Greek letters”. He wrote mainly short stories and his work occupies a prominent place in modern Greek literature. Papadiamantis was born on the island…

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…

Best burgers in Athens (updated)

About two years ago, one of the first articles we wrote in our search for the best food in Athens, was our tribute to the best burgers in town. Today more mature and after many suggestions from our readers, we are ready to make an update of our previous list. We are sure that apart…

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…

Slice by slice – The best pizza in Athens (updated)

In October 2019 we posted our article about the search for “the best pizza in Athens”. But now we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict : Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along…

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…

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…