Nicholas Samaras Underwater Photography Greece-2
Photograph: Nicholas Samaras Underwater Photography

Athenian Stories

With a depth of talent in the city, it seemed imperative that we share and celebrate the stories of people with big ideas, who are starting new businesses, despite the hard economic times. It is the people that make up a city and Athenians are dynamic, creative and talented. Above all they’re brave. Athenian Stories is about those who are bold enough to have a go. You will also find cultural stories that make up the many parts of Athens today, including food, trends and modern architecture.

  • 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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  • Zama Athens Zips Buttons

    ZAMA, romance re-born in Athens

    Family run businesses have for decades been a vital part of the social fabric of Athens. The city’s history as a mercantile centre runs deep and if you wonder around the area surrounding Agias Irinis Square (close to Monastiraki) or along Perikleous St near Syntagma, you’ll find the evidence of a once thriving textile precinct…

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  • Athens Greece Mikrolimano

    Detours in Athens

    Everywhere you look in Athens, there’s a story to be told. There are so many things that make this city unique; from its ancient and modern history, to its architecture, food and way of life. It’s the small things too, from sunflowers basking in the summer sun, to the gentle old Greek tortoises you’ll find crawling around ancient monuments.

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  • Klotho Crete Alexandra Theochari Why Athens

    KLOTHO restores an almost lost tradition from Crete

    Drawing inspiration from the traditional art of weaving in Crete, KLOTHO creates unique clothes, bags and objects using Cretan techniques combined with the motifs and patterns of classical Greece. Founder Alexandra Theohari brings her personal experience, passion and studies in Art History to reimagine Cretan woven fabrics and in the process, has reinvigorated an almost lost…

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  • Son of a beach Towels Greece

    ‘Sun of a Beach’, towels and accessories

    The summer beach routine is one of the most loved past times in Greece and so it’s only natural that it has been perfected and done in style by natives of the outdoor lifestyle. Melina Pispa and Ellie Rountou of emerging brand Sun of a beach, have brought their memories of fun in the sun…

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  • Ladolea Olive Oil

    LADOLEA, an emerging extra virgin olive oil from Corinth

    Brothers, Thanos and Panos Kloutsiniotis established Ladolea three years ago, an emerging olive oil brand that pays tribute to their seaside village of Melissi in the historical region of Corinth in the Peloponnese. Focusing on two indigenous varieties; “megaritiki” that has an intense fruitiness and a pungent aftertaste and “koutsourelia” with a delicate and sweet…

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  • Katerina Koskina National Museum of contemporary Art Athens

    The woman behind Athens’ new National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)

    Katerina Koskina is the driving force behind the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST). A strong, bright, modern woman who is passionate about establishing the museum in the hearts of visitors and the citizens of Athens. As an art historian and now the director of the museum, she believes that contemporary art is a reflection…

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