Articles Tagged ‘Plaka’

Athens New Chic in Old Plaka

Athens New Chic in Old Plaka May 20, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Walking down Adrianou Street with a friend the other day, we noticed the inevitable tragedy of the current economic circumstances: several longstanding stores are dark and dusty while cheap souvenir and T-shirt shops seem to be multiplying like rabbits. My friend lamented the fact that Athens doesn’t...

Post-Easter Pictures: The Miraculous Holy Light Arrives in Athens

Post-Easter Pictures: The Miraculous Holy Light Arrives in Athens April 25, 2011 | Events, Local Flavor | Read More
Another Easter come and gone. Athenians are using this last night of the official Easter holiday to digest generous portions of lamb and finish the last of their “Chronia Pola” phone calls. It’s sad to say goodbye to Pascha but visitors are surely going to enjoy the refreshing sight...

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...

Photo Friday: Human Statue in Preparation

Photo Friday: Human Statue in Preparation April 8, 2011 | Photo Friday | Read More
The best and worst thing about Athens is you just don’t know what to expect when you turn a corner. Walking through Plaka today the surprise was for the best: a woman preparing to become a human statue (and being filmed in the meantime) framed against a heavy paneled door and yellow stucco facade...

A New Ouzeri with a Very Old Name is Coming to Plaka

A New Ouzeri with a Very Old Name is Coming to Plaka March 16, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Walking through Plaka today I spied the oxidized sign of Brettos Distillary, the centenarian drinking hole that’s made it into every Athens guide that’s worth reading. But what was this? I wasn’t at 41 Kydathineon Street in front of the dark, crowded bar, lit solely by the rainbow of...

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...

Athens Outdoor Cinemas

Athens Outdoor Cinemas August 29, 2010 | Local Flavor, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Athens is steaming in August, so it’s a pity to lose even one moment of the evening cool. That’s why you see Athenians loitering nightly in outdoor cafes, tavernas, rooftop gardens and cinemas… cinemas? Yes! Come summertime, Athenians watch their movies in the fresh night air with a...

Athenian Tavernas and Restaurants

Athenian Tavernas and Restaurants May 4, 2010 | Food | Read More
Greek food has become a favorite ethnic cuisine among Americans, so it should come as no surprise that authentic Greek food is a highly-coveted prize among everyone from the average American to full-fledged food connoisseurs. Yet, authentic Greek food is a bit more complex and much fresher than the gyro...