New resident of the Pangrati neighbourhood, Will Feuer, takes you inside this up-and-coming creative stronghold that’s filled with traditional cafés, creative bars and age-old parks.
Surely all visitors to Athens take the stroll from Syntagma Square to Kalimarmaro Stadium, but few know that just beyond the stadium lies one of ...
Time for Tea? It’s fair to say that the much-loved Anglo-Saxon ritual of afternoon tea has never really been a “thing” here in Greece. Why would it … in a land when lunch is barely served by the time most Brits are already reaching for the kettle to brew up that first afternoon cuppa? But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some truly terrific...
Athens Insider shares 6 beautiful and storied houses of worship in the city centre where you can experience the sacred and solemn spirit of a Greek Easter.
Agios Georgios (Saint George) on Lycabettus
Even if ...
Athens in the Summertime is a city fizzing over with energy and excitement, and what better place to witness that eruption than at one of its world-class music festivals. From stellar venues overlooking the deep blue sea to fantastic free events in trendy Gazi, just take your pick and grab your tickets!
Art aficionados on the southside will be tickled Millennium pink to hear about The Art Dose - a much-needed new artistic venture opening in Glyfada’s Florida Mall next week (March 22).
The Art Dose, conceived by Niki Kapopoulou, is half gallery, half art boutique and will specialize in artistic gifts signed by contemporary and...
Are you a last-minute Romeo still searching for some romantic inspiration for Valentine’s Day this year? Athens Insider comes up with eight fool-proof Date Nights in the Capital guaranteed to earn you extra credits in the Game of Love this week.
1. Indulge in the Food of Love at Papillon
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Can’t decide between Japanese street food, Indian or Brazilian. Or Gourmet Greek, Vegetarian or Bronx Burgers? Nikis Street is a world of food at your feet, discovers Caroline Olsen.
A decade ago, Thissio’s Nikis Street was a non-descript hub for tourism offices. Now, it’s one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan and internation...
Newcomer to Athens, Will Feuer, takes a historical tour inside Athens’ oldest and most famous neighbourhood and discovers a quaint enclave with a modern stance.
The past century has seen Athens grow exponentially, swelling in population and pushing its borders farther than ever before as new neighbourhoods and suburbs emerge. ...
Amanda Dardanis uncorks some of her favourite Athenian wine bars in which to indulge in hearty explorations of the grape.
Wine Bars. Slowly but surely they’ve been stealth-bombing this city of ours. Century-old classics have been joined by atmospheric new drinking dens, run by well-travelled oenophiles banging the drum about c...
Athenians’ love affair with shopping malls still burns bright. Four self-confessed “mall rats” share their insider secrets to help you get the best from their favourite Athens shopping destination.
Founder and creative di...
Amanda Dardanis joins the slow living movement and retreats from the mad whirl at one of these comfy-cosy and welcoming book nooks where you can easily while away a morning or afternoon, lost in a world of words.
Poems & Crimes Art Bar
A quaint and chameleon-like literary den that evolves with the hour. Walk into Poems &...
Vegetarian restaurants and Greeks. They used to be about as popular a pairing as wet weather and weddings. But times they are a-changing, and now this nation of meat lovers is also embracing healthier, more energising diets, (as evidenced by the capital’s growing crop of vegetarian and greened up menus). If you like the sound of feta made...