Articles Tagged ‘art’

top 10 off the beaten path things to do

top 10 off the beaten path things to do December 26, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do | Read More
Visit artistic, handcrafted  book binder Mariana Kiliakou at her studio on Harilaou Trikoupi 38, in the neighborhood of Exarchia and find out all the secrets of this ancient art. Books are bound with special thread and then are covered in leather or cloth. Marianna decorates  book covers with sculptured...

Two Upcoming Shopping Events Featuring Young Designers of Athens

Two Upcoming Shopping Events Featuring Young Designers of Athens April 8, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Shoppers, fashionistas, and trendsetters who happen to be in Athens this weekend or the next will want to know about these two events, sure to attract the hazardously hip from all over the city. April 9&10: Moving Party for Poupee The darlingiest shop of Plaka is moving out and they want to lift...

The Best Bit of Culture in Athens for $5

The Best Bit of Culture in Athens for $5 November 9, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There are more than a few ways to get a dose of culture in Athens. After all, it was dubbed the first cultural capital of the EU in 1985 and is considered the cradle of Western culture, the birthplace of art, oh, and rated one of the top 25 most expensive cities in the world in 2008. Are there any cheap...

Stuck in Athens International Airport? Enjoy It!

Stuck in Athens International Airport? Enjoy It! November 3, 2010 | Food, Local Flavor, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Ho-ho-ho-boy… you’re stuck in Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos for six hours. Well, lucky you. Born for the 2004 Olympic Games, this airport is modern, clean, and chock-full of ways to while away your layover. There’s so much, I’ve compiled an awards list to...

Photo Friday: Tom

Photo Friday: Tom October 22, 2010 | Local Flavor, Off the Beaten Path, Photo Friday | Read More
The man behind Tom’s Garden, the colorful corner of Sotiros and Ipidou Streets in Plaka, was quoted in an article “I’m a bit of a philosopher. I tell people to live for the day and not to worry about tomorrow … Good comedians hide their sadness with laughter.” Tom was once a political...