Culture | Feb 2023
Curated by Katerina Gregos, Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) explores the impact of digital technology and capitalism on human relationships, examining how the Internet and social media have transformed love and social interactions. A brilliant exhibition that explores the pathologies associated with the commodificatio...
Food & Drink | Jan 2023
Greece’s liqueurs are like postcards, boasting of regional distinctions and an intoxicating array of raw ingredients.
Beautiful, old-fashioned bottles, traditional recipes from village and city homes, unique tastes. These are the characteristics of Greece’s unusual liqueurs. They are products that have stood the test of time, ...
Travel | Jan 2023
Don’t just rush off to the islands. From gripping ancient ruins and splendid beaches to arty cafes and Venetian wiles, you’ll find plenty worth sticking around for in the gracious port town of Preveza, writes Amanda Dardanis.
I have a theory about Greek towns where the locals get around on bicycles. It’s not very Greek, you se...
City Life | Dec 2022
Purveyor of good taste and all things Athenian, Peter Poulos curates his list of interesting, elegant, one-off shops selling all sorts of interesting items perfect for that someone special or for yourself. With Mr. Stavros, his beloved dog in tow, Peter scours every nook and cranny in downtown Athens to come up with a selection of some o...
Food & Drink | Nov 2022
Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas, whose TV show My Greek Table, airs on American TV screens again, adapts the most recognizable Greek dish for Thanksgiving – and we’re grateful that she’s been generous to share it with us!
Greeks are obsessed with moussaka. It’s their culinary flag, a patriotic symbol of all that is Greek. This o...
Food & Drink | Oct 2022
Few fruits occupy as important a role in defining an entire civilization, as the humble olive. Its history is long and illustrious, and the legends surrounding it are rich and splendid. A staple in Greek diet since prehistoric times, olives and olive oil are now celebrated as nutritional superfoods world over. As the olive harvesting seas...
Travel | Oct 2022
Start planning for Elefsina. With its empty factories and oil refineries, a line of tankers pointing the way around Salamina, its easy to forget that this seaside city was the most hallowed site of Ancient Athens. The city that represents nothing less than the eternal cycle of life and death is now the European Capital of Culture 2023. If...
What's On | Sep 2022
A cultural wave is breaking over central Athens, distinctly placing the city on the European modern art map. Artist Kyvèli Zoi is one of the young, creative game-changers. In conversation with Athens Insider’s Elena Panayides, she shares her journey of artful expression from her downtown Exarcheia artspace and studio KYAN Athens.
Travel | Jun 2022
Christos Drazos, who somehow manages to capture the essence of a place with his perceptive lens explains why the Small Cyclades remain an insider secret in this
evocative photo essay.
The Small Cyclades are outposts in the Cyclades island group, which includes such headlining acts as Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. They go by...
People | Jun 2022
It’s hard to deny that there’s something about Greece that delights the natural born nomad’s soul, and the British painter John Craxton was no exception. Finally deserting the icy drawing rooms of post-war Britain, Craxton first arrived in Greece in 1946, aged 23, unsure what he was looking for or what he would find. He was already known ...
News | May 2022
The Figaro media group in partnership with the City of Athens celebrates France’s enduring love affair with Athens with a two-day conference on May 27 and May 28 at the Academy of Athens. Les Journees Atheniennes, co-organised by Athens Insider, will be the first in a series of annual conferences to be hosted in Athens by Figaro.
People | May 2022
Ranbir Sidhu in conversation with John Bennet, the Director of the British School at Athens, on the fascinating world of archaeology and the insights it offers into the way societies lived, interacted and evolved.
When John Bennet first arrived at the British School at Athens in 1981 for a two week stay, he had no idea that ov...