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Statue of Athena captured during a full moon in Athens. Photograph: Alexandros Maragos

City Life: Culture, Trends, People 

What is Athens?

We explore the culture, trends and people that make up modern Athens today. With new ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit, Athens is in the midst of a start-up movement. Our Athenian Stories and Video sections uncovers this new way of thinking that seems to be growing, spurring dynamic change in and around the city.

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    A portrait of a changing metropolis

    In a heart felt dedication to the city he loves, Alexandros Maragos has spent the last three months capturing Athens frame by frame, as part of his forthcoming non-narrative short film, ‘City of Athens’. Alexandros is an accomplished Athenian filmmaker and an award winning photographer. His credits include the feature documentary Balkan Spirit directed by…

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    “The Duchess Moan” at Warehouse CO2 in Athens

    The secret to opening a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine lies in a particular effervescent sound known by wine aficionados as “the Duchess Moan”. Our champagne and sparkling wine expert in Athens spills the beans and eloquently explains. If you love your champagne and other sparkling varieties, you can savour the flavours from Greece…

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    Sparkling Wines of Greece at Warehouse CO2

    It’s one o’clock on a Friday afternoon and I’m very happy to be at Warehouse CO2 for the second time since I discovered it. This new all day bar in central Athens showcases sparkling wines from Greece and around the world, with a carefully curated and accessible list of bubblies. I’m certain there will be…

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    Meet Greece’s Women of Passion

    It is the one woman theatrical show that has captivated audiences following its debut in Athens at the progressive theatre, To Treno sto Rouf. It returns for its third season, following a tour of Australia and Brussels. ‘Women of Passion, Women of Greece’ is based on three dynamic women, Maria Callas, Melina Mercouri and the mythological legend…

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    The Greek reading guide

    We hope you enjoy this introductory reading guide to Greek books by Greek authors. With more and more translations of Greek literature becoming available and thanks to the modern digital age, accessing the works of modern Greek writers has never been easier. Here are a selection of titles we believe are worth sharing with all…

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  • Nicholas Samaras Underwater Photography Greece-2

    The Greek uncovering the hidden treasures of the sea

    Fascinated by the myriad of colours, marine life and the refraction of light under water, Nicholas Samaras has become one of Greece’s leading underwater photographers. With more than 50 international accolades under his belt awarded from NELOS International Underwater Photo & Film Festival, Festival Mondial De L’Image Sous Marine, among others, it was when he…

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    Through the thread of time with KLOTHO

    With a desire to support local designers and the talented artisans of Greece, we went in search of the people and brands who are producing things the old fashion way with a passion for craftsmanship. We found all of this and more in KLOTHO from Rethymno in Crete, who bring the cultural history and heritage…

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