Athens combines elements from classical antiquity, the Ottoman past and a modern city. Since it was under Ottoman occupation between 1458 and 1833, it also had public baths called hammams. When you come to Athens today, you can visit the Bath of the Winds or experience spa services at one of the modern hammams of the city.
The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most important sport events hosted by the city of Athens. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in every year’s race. Apart from the sportive event, they have the chance to enjoy the Greek hospitality, to discover the fascinating landscape and to explore a city which is constantly improving its standards.
Do you like riding your bicycle? In the last 10 years, biking became steadily more popular in Athens and Greece. It is healthy, cheap and many times quicker than using public transport, to reach your destination! Even better, every year more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital.
Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
Do you like modern and contemporary art? Then Athens is the place to be. There are many options to see modern art in Athens and all over Greece.
As we have mentioned in our monthly Newsletters, as well as various blog articles about Greek culture, Greece is not only a country where you can witness art, architecture, and culture of 500 to 3000 years old, but also a country where you can see a lot of modern art, contemporary architecture, as well as visit museums covering the living artists or those numerous famous Greek names and talents of the 20th century.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to very known Greek painter and one of Greece’s leading 20th-century artists. Yiannis Moralis. Lees meer
The name Onassis is a synonym of Croesus, of a very wealthy man. Aristotle Onassis, the so-called “Golden Greek”, became worldwide known for oil tankers and Olympic Airways. However, he did much more than that. Let’s get to know him and have a closer look at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens as well as the Onassis Foundation’s activities. Lees meer
Have you ever had the chance to enjoy your drink at one of the many rooftop bars of Athens? You can find them in every neighborhood offering a spectacular view and special atmosphere. There are many buildings in Athens suitable to have a roof bar on top.
Maybe you recently ordered a FIX beer in Greece? There are plenty of beers to choose from on the Greek market (Mythos, Alfa, …), but let’s have a look at the Fix beer, with its very interesting history, as well as its own building in center of Athens!
Athens has something for every visitor! Apart from beautiful new museums, concert buildings, artistic metro stations, and roof gardens, Athens also has a spectacular cultural landmark: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC). Needless to say, a must-see, during your next Athens visit.
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