Articles Tagged ‘shopping’

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...

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...

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...

How to Look Like a Local in Athens

How to Look Like a Local in Athens October 20, 2010 | Local Flavor, Things to Do | Read More
The temperature is in the 20’s Celsius (70 Fahrenheit) here in Athens, which means full-on Autumn. The mornings and evenings are crisp, rain comes on suddenly and without warning, and Greeks are dressed up in their Autumnal best. If you want to blend in, just follow these fashion guidelines which...

DOs and DON’Ts of Bargaining in Athens

DOs and DON’Ts of Bargaining in Athens September 10, 2010 | Local Flavor, Travel Tips | Read More
I can’t tell you about the Ancient Greeks or the Byzantines, but the bargaining tradition of present day Greece certainly was influenced by four hundred years of Ottoman rule. It’s a nation with carpet-sellers, for sure, but since progress and a more European identity have been tossed into the...