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Exarchia is one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the planet

“Alternative culture is alive, especially around the square” Cool, hip, hipster...Anyway you put it, two travel bloggers (Adam Goffman and Emily Ray) accepted the challenge set by the Travel Super Market to make a list of all those neighbourhoods in Europe where culture meets urban aesthetics and alternative shops meet…

Benaki Museum

A must visit after a brief stroll around Kolonaki upmarket district. It is located right opposite the lush greenery of the National Gardens and the garden of the Presidential Mansion. Its impressive neoclassical building continues to resist the aesthetic deterioration of postwar Athens. Its permanent collection with more than 40,000 items offers a timeline of Greek…

5 Routes to jog in the city

01 National Garden  The National Garden (ex Royal Garden): The temperature is nearly 5°C lower than the rest of the city,  the vast area full of trees, lakes, flowers, is the ideal city running route. It is open from dusk until dawn and has 4…

Mouza

You may notice that some drivers give an open palm gesture to each other, thrusting their hand forward like in high-five motion and uttering grumbling sounds as “Naaa! Malaka!”. It’s a kind of an offensive curse of Byzantine, or French, or Venetian origin when chained prisoners were paraded through the…

Is Athens the new Berlin in regards to Street Art?

Athens, seen from above, is a white ocean of roofs meeting the Mediterranean sea somewhere at the horizon. Athens, street view, is a very colourful town: posters, installations, kiosks and a lot of street art (a lot, really a lot!), including several large outdoor murals. Some of them were made…