Collected by Andel Olivier
Iasonos 45, Athina 104 36, Greece
The Breeder Gallery's top-floor "Breeder Feeder" is mostly defunct these days. The upper story of the gallery now hosts shorter art residencies and features fun shows or interactive "happenings" by the gallery's younger artists, like Zoë...
Ifestou 2, Athina 105 55, Greece
Centered around a flea market, Monastiraki Square is busy with musicians, beggars, street performers, and tourists. Sometimes you'll hear fireworks going off here, for no particular reason. Sometimes there'll be full-on drum circles. The...
Plateon 15, Athina 104 35, Greece
Winner of a Michelin Bib Gourmand, this local institution excels at highly inventive seasonal Greek dishes—salt cod donuts with sautéed greens, thyme-crusted lamb with apricot puree, cockerel confit with beet salad and apple sauce. Set in a lush...
Athens 106 81, Greece
The Exarcheia District in Athens is home to artists and cool, small businesses such as music and book stores, art galleries and even a pop-up basement Comme des Garçon shop. The district was once a hotbed of Greek anarchist activity and is also an...
Κ Μιαούλη, Ermou 84, Athina 105 54, Greece
Monastiraki square is my favorite square in all of Athens. This is truly the place where many aspects of Greek culture mix together. It is located on the boarder of a very touristy area the Plaka and a very local area Psiri. It's also in an area...
Mitropoleos 69, Athina 105 55, Greece
have a gyro in monastiraki sq -- can you resist a sandwich with french fries inside? perfect as a pitstop while you're out on the town. open til 2 am, about 2 euros will get you this delicious treat. ask for it spicy if you like, but know that you...
Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece
After a hot and crowded visit to the breathtaking Acropolis, I enjoyed a wonderful treat of fresh Greek yogurt with my choice of unique toppings. On that particular day, I selected candied bergamot, crushed biscuits, and almond slivers. If that...
Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
We picked up some gyros to-go during our stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood below the Acropolis. Thespidos street was particularly memorable for the cafe we stopped at and discovering Brettos bar, which we decided to come back to enjoy...
Acropolis, Athens 116 36, Greece
The Acropolis is, for most people, the "can't miss" site. Because of its popularity it can be very busy, and the hours seem to change constantly. There's also the possibility that the workers might go on strike, which can mess with your plans as...
Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
Many who climb the stairs are only thinking of seeing the Parthenon and the Erechtheum, but I like shooting the Propylaea simply for what it is, an interesting work of columns and walls. If I didn't mention what I shot, then one could think of a...
Neofitou Douka 4, Athina 106 74, Greece
This museum is small but perfectly formed, just like the enigmatic marble figurines that are the centerpiece of its collection. Their stark yet sensual forms inspired modern artists like Picasso and Modigliani. On the top floor, a virtual tour of...
Koumpari 1, Athina 106 74, Greece
An extraordinary repository of Greek culture through the ages, this eclectic museum has something for everyone: Bronze Age jewelry, Byzantine icons, traditional folk costumes, Lord Byron's pistols, Cavafy’s poems and 20th-century paintings. The...
Athinas 42, Athina 105 51, Greece
Among the tacky glow-in-the-dark temples, you’ll find plenty of stylish souvenirs at Monastiraki flea market: Look out for amber worry beads, leather sandals and backgammon sets. The central food market on nearby Athinas Street is a smorgasbord...
Solonos 6, Athina 106 73, Greece
This five-story beauty emporium and spa stocks Apivita’s chemical-free cosmetics made with honey, royal jelly and bee pollen. You can create your own personalized beauty products with a pharmacist and aromatherapist. At the cozy, top-floor...
Epicharmou 1, Athina 105 58, Greece
Delicious Greek food? Check. Warm and friendly location? Check. Wood stove piping away in the corner? Check! If you're going to binge on mezethes (small plates of traditional food) and then indulge in some tsipouro (pomace brandy), Kafenio is the...
Pl. Dexamenis, Athina 106 73, Greece
“Laiki Agora” translates to “People’s Market,” and Athen’s laikes are very similar to American farmers' markets. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables harvested locally, along with meats, olive oils, spices, yogurt, honey, wine…the list goes on. ...
Themistokleous 66, Athina 106 81, Greece
Nosotros is a free social space in Exarcheia where the youth come to discuss politics or to participate in seminars on literature, theater, painting, music, dance, and more. You can even take a cooking or photography class. If you're a visitor,...
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