Exploring the Dragon House of Athens

The most famous dragon houses (drakospita / δρακόσπιτα) in Greece are the Dragon Houses of South Evia. Dragon houses are generally made of square and elongated stones, which are placed on top of each other, without other binders and are held only by their weight. The gaps are filled with other smaller stones. The roofContinue reading “Exploring the Dragon House of Athens”

Revealing more secrets sights in Athenian suburbs

The great acceptance of our article “Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs“, gave us the inspiration to search even more and find new unknown (to most) sights in the suburbs of Athens. As we have mentioned and in our previous post although we sometimes know the existence of these places, we are not always awareContinue reading “Revealing more secrets sights in Athenian suburbs”

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search andContinue reading “Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe”

Vrysaki – The lost neighbourhood of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Athens (Αρχαία Αγορά Αθηνών) is perhaps the most famous and visited archaeological site of Athens apart from Acropolis. It was the centre of social, economic and political life of the ancient city. However, few of the thousands of Greeks and foreign visitors who come here every year know that until theContinue reading “Vrysaki – The lost neighbourhood of Athens”

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”

Heraion – Gazing at the infinite blue

Just 100 km. from the centre of Athens this is a day trip you should make at least once. This is a magic place for all seasons if you love history, the sea and the wide horizons. Before the Isthmus of Corinth follow the road to the coastal town of Loutraki and after a fewContinue reading “Heraion – Gazing at the infinite blue”