John Carr on why it’s better to be safe and sure until we find a vaccine pure.
We should have known it wouldn't last,
We tore up our wise rules too fast.
With Dr T no longer seen
On our living room wide screen,
Too many of us, scant of thought,
Decided that we simply ought
To take advantage of the start
Of a Greek summe...
We are thrilled and humbled to be chosen as the Best Travel Magazine in Greece at the Tourism 2020 Awards by a distinguished panel of judges from the tourism industry. Athens Insider started life in 2000 as a helpful magazine for expatriates and tourists; but soon established itself as a sophisticated and aspirational publication, success...
Send in your entries to our first-ever Bloomsday creative writing competition in English, organised by The Irish Embassy, in collaboration with Athens Insider, open to writers of all ages and nationalities. Bloomsday is marked around the world as a celebration of James Joyce, of course, but also as a celebration of Irish literature, moder...
Typically, as we head into the summer of 2020, sports newspapers would have been chock-a-block with articles on potential gold-medallists and the glory of sport. Time to travel all the way back, to the very beginning, to the very origin of some of the sports. Did you know that these popular modern sports have their roots in ancient times?...
Escape into books that give flight to your imaginations, and the miles they inspire you to hike, drive and fly. Here is our compilation of a few classics and a few contemporary reads on Greece that are as transformative as the journey itself.
The Colossus of Maroussi - Henry Miller
The esteemed writer Henry Miller explores human na...
The good doctor is taking a much deserved break and an eternally grateful nation thanks the selfless efforts of our epidemiological whiz. John Carr's paean to Dr. Sotiris Tsiodras.
Well, who'da thunk it, girls and boys,
He who never made much noise,
Yet measured out his words so clear,
Has opted out of the public sphere.
Whether they’re opening their lives up for public inspection, or through the exploratory lens of therapy, you will enjoy these laugh-out-loud New York Times best-sellers, Anna Roins suggests.
Becoming, by Michele Obama (Crown, 13 Nov 2018)
It’s been said that ‘First ladies are, for the most part, second-hand celebrities...
The Irish Embassy, in collaboration with Athens Insider, announces its first-ever Bloomsday creative writing competition in English, open to writers of all ages and nationalities. Bloomsday is marked around the world as a celebration of James Joyce, of course, but also as a celebration of Irish literature, modernist writing and creativity...
The Acropolis of Athens is a fair test of our commitment to humankind’s higher cultural aspirations. In ordinary times, Athenians have ten thousand good excuses to postpone the Acropolis until next month or next lifetime. These are not ordinary times. For an able-bodied resident of Athens not to take advantage of this opportunity is to fa...
Editions Assouline's dreamy coffee table books often are as attractive as the destinations they cover. Its latest addition, the Athens Riviera coffee table book is a stunning photo album that retraces the history and spirit of Athens and its inhabitants. Discover a city that we have known for millennia, but whose contemporaneity is too of...
From moonlight pilgrimages to sacred monasteries and London-worthy fish tavernas, best-selling author Victoria Hislop shares her best Insider secrets about Crete - the magnetic Greek island that has stolen her heart.
How - and when - did your deep connection with the island of Crete begin?
My first visit was in 1980. I was tra...