Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters”

As long as I live and breathe and be sensible, I will not stop praising my Christ, lovingly describing nature and painting with affection the genuine Greek customs. Alexandros Papadiamantis. Alexandros Papadiamantis / Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Skiathos, March 4, 1851 – Skiathos, January 3, 1911) is one of the most important Greek writers, also known as “theContinue reading “Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters””

More Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

When we published the article on Street Art in Athens three months ago, we knew we had left out some equally favourite works. Meanwhile, we discovered some works that had escaped our attention and also others that were created recently. This is the magic of this art, its constant dialogue with the city and itsContinue reading “More Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city”

Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. Banksy, Wall and Piece Street art is a form of art that is created and displayed in public places. According to Wikipedia : “Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement aboutContinue reading “Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city”

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”

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 by theContinue reading “Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history”

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”