Going beyond the Acropolis and ancient ruins, our Athens videos share the stories that make modern Athens unique. From its culture, food and lifestyle to its passionate and talented citizens. Athens is a vibrant, dynamic and expressive city in the midst of great change. Now is the time to really get to know her.
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,…
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…
Find it in Athens: In search of the best Greek Pies
Why Athens discovers a new type of pie that goes beyond the traditional 'spanakopita' to making delicious meals wrapped in light, crispy pastry.
Find it in Athens: In search of the best handmade souvenirs
Why Athens discovers the hidden workshop of Savapile who have been making hats since 1960. On the second floor of a white, graffiti sprayed building, you will find creative hat maker Lisa Sarigiannidou who learnt the trade of making Greek hats from her father.
Children of the Light by CALLIOPE
Internationally accomplished Greek photographer Calliope Karvounis discusses her latest book Children of the Light with Why Athens, a portrait of Greece as Calliope sees it. Having lived most of her life overseas, Calliope captures Greece with a renewed vision and a special kind of love and appreciation that expanded after living away from home. Read more about Calliope Karvounis.