Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière After our successful article on the Secret Sights of Athens, we decided to expand our research to the suburbs of Athens and try to discover places few of us know exist. Sometimes, although we are aware of theirContinue reading “Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs”

The Canova Lions of Romvis Street

Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar? Friedrich Schiller (Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua). In recent years, every time I go to the centre of Athens for a walk or for shopping, I will always remember to go to Romvis Street, in order to check if the lions are still inContinue reading “The Canova Lions of Romvis Street”

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and are part of our daily lives. Have we ever thoughtContinue reading “The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens”

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of them, although very important at the time they were made,Continue reading “Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories”

Revealing the secret sights of Athens

Athens is a popular tourist destination with many important sights of universal significance. In this article we are presenting 7 sights that are relatively unknown to the public and remain almost secret, although they are inextricably linked to the history of the city. Temple of Artemis Agrotera & The Shadow of the Old Lady (ΝαόςContinue reading “Revealing the secret sights of Athens”

Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history

Aiolou is one of the most historic and characteristic streets in Athens’ centre. A walk down this pedestrian street is like walking through the city’ s history and past. It starts near Omonoia square and ends in Plaka near the Roman market. Aiolou street, named after the ancient Greek god of winds, was designed byContinue reading “Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history”

Kypseli : Catch the vibe of a changing city

Kypseli is a neighbourhood in central Athens and one of the oldest urban areas of the city. Kypseli until the beginning of the 20th century was a rural area with a few estates and country houses (Konstantinos Kanaris a hero of the Greek revolution lived here). In 1908 it was bounded and planned by the engineerContinue reading “Kypseli : Catch the vibe of a changing city”

Mets : Discover Athens most charming neighbourhood

Mets is a small neighbourhood, very close to all the main touristic attractions of the city center (it is a 10 minutes walk from Acropolis and just a few hundred meters from Kallimarmaro Stadium) but it is not touristic at all. It is located on Logginos hill and between Ardittos hill and the First CemeteryContinue reading “Mets : Discover Athens most charming neighbourhood”

Two new museums in Athens you must visit

Athens is a city with many interesting museums and some of them are among the most important museums in the  world, like the  Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine Museum. However two new museums have begun operating in the city and they are willing to offer locals and visitors a whole new experience.Continue reading “Two new museums in Athens you must visit”

10 different things to do after a visit to Acropolis

Acropolis is a place, which anyone visiting Athens would want to be at least one time. It is the symbol of the city and one of the most famous monuments in the world. In this article we are going to suggest ten truly unique things you could do after your visit to Acropolis, besides theContinue reading “10 different things to do after a visit to Acropolis”