Why Athens City Guide Greece

What is Why Athens?

Old World. New Beginnings.

Capturing the old and new worlds of Athens

We couldn’t be more excited to be working on Why Athens right now. Athens is brimming with creative energy and we have our fingers firmly on the pulse and our cameras constantly at the ready. The truth is, we love telling stories and Athens plays the leading role so perfectly. There are so many fascinating tales to tell, from its illustrious history, to the dynamic new generation of entrepreneurs who are enhancing the city’s food, art, music and more.

Our Athens city guide: What, Where, How and When

For those of you planning a visit and who want more than moussaka and a quick tour of the Acropolis, our city guide has zeroed in on what to do and experience, where to stay, eat, shop and play, how to get around the city and when the best events will be on. It is not a guide that is packed with every bar and restaurant in town, instead you will find a carefully curated summary geared towards the discerning traveller and lover of history, good food, wine and cultural experiences.

Our team

Led by Australian ex-pat Anastasia Mangafas, our editorial team combines years of personal knowledge of living and travelling around Athens to seek out the people, places and experiences that have something special to offer or that are distinctly Athenian. 

So on that note, we welcome you to Why Athens, the online cultural guide dedicated to the Greek capital and its people. We’re confident we will brighten up and enhance your experience of Athens, a city that is guaranteed to take you by surprise.