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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • best Greek Ceramics

    Find it in Athens: In search of the best Greek ceramics

    Why Athens went in search of the best Greek ceramics in Athens and found a very special workshop using ancient ceramic making techniques with the highest quality workmanship we’ve seen. Black glazing and Athenian pottery making flourished during the 5th and 6th centuries BC but the methods the ancient Greeks used eluded even the best scholars. Today,…

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  • Taf Coffee Athens

    TAF specialty coffee in Athens

    Taf coffee is another business success story from Athens. Established as a family business in the 1990’s, Taf soon evolved from importers and roasters of traditional Greek coffee to a multi-level business specialising in high quality international roasts. For the last ten years, founder Yiannis Taloumis has been dedicated to sourcing sustainable gourmet grade coffee beans.

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  • Greece revisited we design

    Greece Revisited by We Design

    When architect Philippos Photiadis, product designer Sergios Fotiadis and graphic artist Theano Petridou joined forces to establish 'We Design', their focus expanded into redefining the concept of souvenirs, leading them to establish Greece Revisited, a line of products drawing from Greek history, tradition and everyday culture.

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