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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.

  • Ancient Greek Meze Why Athens City Guide

    Greek meze and the evocative flavours of Greece

    Enjoying Greek meze is a treasured eating experience in Greece and a way of life that can be traced back to ancient times. It’s a perfect and uncomplicated way to catch up with friends over a few plates of simple tasty food and letting the wine or spirits flow. Eating meze is not an appetiser…

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  • Greek Olive Oil best

    The new generation of Greek olive oil

    A new generation of Greek olive oil producers are determined to capture the attention of international markets to ultimately convince buyers that Greek is best. Although it is undisputed locally, Greek extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) hasn’t been able to gain the same cachet that its Italian and Spanish competitors have been able to achieve….

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  • 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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  • Best Greek coffee in Athens

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

    Mokka Speacialty Coffee Why Athens went in search of the best Greek coffee in Athens and found a very special place to enjoy the perfect cup. Mokka Coffee located in the market district of Athens, makes a smooth velvety ‘Ellinikos Kafes’ every time. The secret lies not just in their freshly ground coffee but also in…

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