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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.

  • Queen Calliope Karvounis Athens

    Greece is light for Queen Calliope

    Internationally accomplished Greek photographer Calliope Karvounis bestows some light on troubled Greece through her latest book Children of the Light.

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  • Greece Year Zero Movie

    Greece Year Zero

    Greek-Canadian filmmaker Dannis Koromilas reflects on a sometimes heartbreaking journey in making his latest film, Greece Year Zero, an essay film documenting the last 100 years of Greece's modern history to give perspective on the Greek crisis.

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  • Karamanlidika why athens

    Paying homage to the ‘Karamanlides’ brings a sensory experience to Athens

    Regional cooking is back in fashion and one Athenian ‘mezetzidiko’ transports us back to the culinary delights of ancient Anatolia.

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  • Modern Athens

    Modern Athens today

    When you look at modern Athens from above it’s a hotchpotch of boxy concrete blocks with bad patch up jobs. Redundant air conditioning systems and satellite dishes line the skyline perched upwards as if praying for an intervention. On the ground, it doesn’t improve. Broken narrow sidewalks force you to leave your sexy shoes at…

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  • fig salad recipe Greek Meze

    A refreshing fig salad recipe

    There is nothing quite like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They feature in Greek mythology often associated with Dionysus the god of wine. This refreshing fig salad recipe pairs ripe figs with tangy balsamic vinegar and drops of honey for a salad dish the ancients would no doubt devour.   Ingredients: 8-10 fresh figs…

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  • Dolmades recipe Greek Meze Why Athens City Guide Athenian Stories

    A tried and tested Dolmades recipe

    A perfect addition to any meze table, these delicate parcels are a true tribute to Greek flavours. The mint and cinnamon in this dolmades recipe lightens up the minced lamb. Serve with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a dollop of tzatziki for a moorish taste sensation. Serves 6-8 as part of a meze table…

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