Random Greece Photo of the Week: Plaka, Athens

This is Plaka, in Athens. I took this photo on a Saturday morning, in May 2017, before the tourists started to make their way in this area. Plaka is a historical neighborhood in Athens, close to the Acropolis and extremely popular among holiday makers. It is where you find a lot of shops, restaurants, and…

Street Art in Athens

Guest post by Lambi Lentakis A few weeks ago I was in the centre of Athens trying to accomplish some chores. Looking around me, I was saddened and irritated by the amount of scribbles defacing many of the buildings. I talked it over with friends and they murmured street art, justifiable protest against the austerity…

Snow in Athens – photo blog post

Yes, it is possible to snow in Athens. But it’s not a very welcomed event for most locals used to the mild Greek winters. However, the feel of the capital on a somewhat snowy day is quite interesting. Let’s take a look at some photos.

Roman Agora of Athens

The Roman Agora (Market of Caesar and Augustus) is located to the east of the original Classic Greek Agora and to the north of the Acropolis . The easiest way to get to the site is by metro. Get off at Monastiraki station, exit to the square and you’ll be able to see the entrance…