Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Evzones: Behind the Seams

A peek under the 400-pleated fustanellas and elaborate uniforms worn by the elite Evzones, a real labour of love, embroidered and hand-crafted by the 10-member tailoring department of the Presidential Palace. A photo essay on a unique tailoring tradition by Angelos Giotopoulos. Often the most-photographed subjects of tourists,...

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Where to Eat in Koukaki

Eleni Zoe marks out the new infusion of fashionable foodie haunts and drinking dens that are cropping up in rapidly-evolving Koukaki. The charming area of Koukaki, sprawled at the feet of the Acropolis, has had many identities over the last century. But none are as cool as its current status as one of the most interesting neig...

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How to Brunch like an Athenian

Athens is waking up to the best meal of the day, writes Amanda Dardanis   There was a time– not so long ago - when the Athenian breakfast of champions was a frappe, cigarette and koulouri. But brunch is the perfect fit for the late-to-bed; late-to-rise Mediterranean lifestyle, and we’re now spoiled for choice when it c...

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Back to the future: Vintage Shops

Moriah Meeks lounges on antique chairs, dials on rotary phones, flaunts floral skirts and sports Warhol-inspired jewellery as she scours her fave retro-haunts in the city Walking down Ermou Street is a shopaholic’s fantasia. From global giants like H&M and Zara, down to smaller Greek chains like Achilleas Accessories and F...

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Best Pools in Athens

As much as we all love hitting the beach, when there’s five months of “summer” to get through (cue the violin!) – sometimes, you’re just more in the mood for a pool. Take the plunge at one of the city’s wonderful summer leisure complexes, or make use of the open-door policy at many leading hotels, which means you can enjoy their swimming ...

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Glam it up in Glyfada’s Kiprou Street

Southsider Amanda Dardanis heads down Kiprou Street in Glyfada – and finds a jazzy “feel good” precinct that’s a little bit SoHo  … a little bit L.A. Luxe! If there’s one thing you can count on about Glyfada – that shiny happy hub of the Athenian Riviera – it’s that nothing ever stands still for long. New favourites emerge....

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Halandri: The “Green Gazi”

Halandri local Fokia Kitsou opens her address book to Insider readers and reveals a vibrant suburban oasis in the grip of exciting transformation. Back in the 1970s, the historic suburb of Halandri was little more than a modest village, best-known for its fulsome laiki and a calm demeanor. Now, this North-Eastern hub, home ...

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