The ultimate guide to Athens, Greece

Athens is feeling feisty. It may be battling prolonged economic hardship and an unprecedented refugee crisis, but in terms of creativity, the Greek capital is busy bouncing back. Artists and curators are arriving thick and fast in anticipation of Documenta,...

The most beautiful places in Athens

1. The Acropolis Set on what is known as the Sacred Rock, this complex is the ultimate symbol of Ancient Greek culture. The name Acropolis means ‘high city’, and both the Acropolis itself and the Parthenon, the imposing temple dedicated...

Top choice historic site in Acropolis Area

The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble gleam in the midday...

Athens Chosen as Europe’s Best City Break Tourist Destination for 2018

Athens has been unveiled as Europe’s best city break destination for 2018, with its famous Acropolis also being chosen as Europe’s best tourist destination. The World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 was held in the Greek capital over the...

Exarcheia: The Athens neighbourhood that’s gone from riots to art galleries

Bathed in spring sunlight, sipping on iced coffee and surrounded by young people playing backgammon, this hardly feels like anarchist central. Yet many Greeks still steer clear of Exarcheia, widely known for its politicised riots and molotov cocktail-throwing far left...

City of Athens – A Portrait of a Changing Metropolis

CITY OF ATHENS is a non-narrative short film, a portrait of a changing Metropolis from filmmaker and award winning photographer Alexandros Maragos. The film is a homage to the capital of Greece. It features hyperlapse, timelapse and drivelapse cinematography of...