Athens may seem like a concrete jungle sometimes. But it's a city framed by hills and mountains. All of them harboring magnificent fauna and flora (there are 140 recorded species of wildflower alone) - plus the odd archeological marvel! There’s simply no better time of year to hit the trail and explore the capital’s rich natural wonders (...
Insider takes a tour of some of the city’s finest ‘lungs’ that provide balm to the eye and soul, as well as a great year-round stage for jogging, biking and lazy weekend picnics.
The Stavros Niarchos Park
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...
A trip to the museum just became a much easier sell for families with young children in Athens. The Benaki has opened an exciting new public exhibit “Childhood, Toys, and Games”, housed in an impressive neo-Gothic tower in seaside Faliro.
Today’s gadget-obsessed children will receive an illuminating glimpse into a lost world o...