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An Evzone standing guard outside the Presidential Palace. Photograph: Why Athens | Evzones Uniform - costume of an elite Greek Soldier

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.

  • 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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  • city of athens movie alexandros maragos

    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 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 Hermann…

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  • Petros Klampanis Greek Jazz

    The rising star of Petros Klampanis

    Music composer, bassist and jazz performer, Petros Klampanis is quickly becoming a household name in Greece and highly acclaimed within the international jazz scene. Having grown up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, he was surrounded and influenced by the overlap of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music.   “The reason I fell in love with jazz…

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  • Champagne Opening Duchess Moan Warehouse Athens

    “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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  • WOMEN OF PASSION Women of Greece Athens Medea

    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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  • 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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