They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are thirty images to give you a 30,000 word flavor of Athens, one of Europe’s undisputed cultural capitals and a city which exudes culture from every pore.
Welcome to Athens, have a great day.
Syntagma Square is home to the Greek parliament and is the heart of this buzzing city.
The ancient world lies on every street corner in athens.
Foyer of the YES hotel, ideally located just off Syntagma Square.
Convenient for the airport, the Semiramis hotel is home to arguably the most vibrantly kitsch hotel art collection in the world.
Kitchen watching at the P-Box eatery at the Periscope Hotel in Kolonaki.
Could it get any more Greek?
You’re never far from a grape in Athens.
Nor are you far from a cat.
Old meets new at the breathtaking Acropolis museum.
Dynamic relief scuptures at the Acropolis museum.
Caryatids under a glowering sky up on the Acropolis itself.
Stunning ancient artefacts at the Museum of Cycladic Art.
George Lazongas at the Zoumboulakis Gallery in Kolonaki.
Ceramics on sale at the Benaki Museum store.
Faded grandeur in Metaxourgheio, one of the more bohemian districts of central Athens.
Find kitsch artist Konstantin Kakanias at the Rebecca Camhi Gallery in Metaxourgheio.
Scarab beetle brooch by Lita Karakostanoglou.
Flea markets are a feature of Monastiraki district.
Flea markets of monastiraki.
Surprising street art in Monastiraki.
TAF – The Art Foundation – is a bar-cum-gallery space in a hidden courtyard in Monastiraki.
Installation art at TAF.
Another installation at TAF.
More street art in monastiraki.
Even the subway serves as a gallery.
And it’s not just the stations – even the subway trains.
Magaze cafe in Monastiraki is a great pit-stop for brunch.
The souvlakis at Thanassis in Monastiraki are legendary.
A little off the beaten track, Kosta’s souvlakis on Adrianou are also justly renowned.
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