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A statue of Lord Byron at the Benaki Museum in Athens. Photograph: Why Athens | Photo stories in Athens Greece

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.

  • 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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  • 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 wander 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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  • 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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