Gallery: The Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian

The Arch of Hadrian was built by the Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD in order to mark the limit between the Ancient Athens and his new city. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is one of the largest temples in antiquity (6th century BC), with 15 of its 104 columns still standing. According to the traveler … More Gallery: The Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian

History pin: Dourgouti district: a “refugee picture” of old Athens

Οne of my favorite neighborhoods in Athens, which still remains authentic and I highly recommend for a Sunday morning walk with coffee and great photos, to discover the beauty and why not the history of the area, is called Dourgouti. The neighborhood behind the Metropolitan Athens hotel spans an area of about ten blocks. It … More History pin: Dourgouti district: a “refugee picture” of old Athens

My athenian Districts

The city of Athens constitutes a puzzle of smaller areas that compose the magic that characterizes this city. Antiquity, tradition and history meets modern, contemporary and future. Pedestrian streets, people, shops, taverns, colors, flavors, images … there are not enough words to describe each of these neighborhoods mentioned below. But it is for sure that … More My athenian Districts

Athenian Easter – customs & traditions

Greece hosts  religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter (Pascha). In Greece, Easter is celebrated with respect for tradition, with old traditions reviving with solemnity, like a heart prayer that reaches the sky at the time of the resurrection! The faithful Christians all … More Athenian Easter – customs & traditions

Open house Athens

Open House is one of the most important global institutions for the promotion of architecture. The idea began at London in 1992 and until today it has spread to many cities around the globe. The Open House project invites the public to explore and understand the value of architecture. Every year for one weekend, private … More Open house Athens