From Place To Space: My Athens! Part Two

15 April 2013 1


A new week has started (and spring has sprung) and I am taking you a second time back to the Greek capital, to Athens. Today I want to share a few tips with you should you ever consider a little getaway to Athens.

For many, Athens is just a transit stop on the way to the sunny islands. Mostly, people manage to climb up the ancient Acropolis and dine in the busy tourist quarter Plaka. The rest seems like a giant, grey unattractive sea of buildings. But there is more to Athens than it seems. Last Monday I showed you some of my favorite spots for fabulous bird’s eye views. Today, let me take you to some other cool spots in town.

For a relaxed coffee I recommend the tucked away cafés of the Plaka, many of them are located just behind the Old Agora like the Café Yasemi. For a fine dinner I can recommend the swanky ‘Eat at Milton’s’ in the Plaka area or for a more traditional Greek feeling, the hillside placed ‘Old Fisherman’s Tavern’ (I Palia Taverna Tou Psarra – it’s depicted here in the blogpost). And while strolling through Plaka and Monastiraki, don’t forget to buy a pair of handmade Greek leather sandals – they are super comfy, last for like ever and look fabulous.

For a vibrant and lively night out head to the Gazi district close to the Kerameikos metro station – eat, drink, stroll and dance all at once in places like the cool Gazarte! During day time, don’t forget to head down to the seaside quarters such as Glyfada or Voula for a coffee on the beach.

So don’t be afraid of the giant, grey city. Athens is a charming place and definitely a great option for a sunny weekend getaway.

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Carole Poirot 15 April 2013 at 06:49

    Sunshine, blue skies, white washed buildings…and coffee on the beach. It looks idyllic and I could jump on the next plane to spend time there 🙂

  • Reply FLOOR NUMBER FOUR. 15 April 2013 at 12:03

    You know what I never got a pair of these leather sandals and I am even Greek, which means they are practically under my nose summer after summer! It is never too late right, I might give it a try this year-ha!

  • Reply andriana 15 April 2013 at 12:15

    Thank you Igor! It is so uplifting to see the beauties of our citye from a third point of view, especially during these harsh times where even us Athenians sometimes forget all about them…

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 15 April 2013 at 14:30

    as you know already – I really share your love for this wonderful city, watching your pictures and reading your text let me feel as being there again – on the lycabettos, best place in and especially on top of the town * all the best julia

  • Reply susan 15 April 2013 at 15:12

    You’re making me want to board a plane to Greece…right now!

  • Reply Anya Jensen 15 April 2013 at 18:04

    OMG I’m dying over here, for a bit of that Greece – I’d love to visit – your photos are fab Igor, so cool. Travel /interior blogger now – what’s not to love :)))
    Have a great day,

  • Reply Demoiselle Libellule 15 April 2013 at 19:38

    Bisher war ich noch nie in Athen, aber wenn ich so deinen Reisebericht lese, dann bekomme ich schon Lust darauf 🙂 Wobei Paris oder auch endlich wieder die Bretagne weiterhin schon noch ein bisschen höher auf meiner Reisewunschliste stehen!

    Danke noch einmal für den schönen Workshop! Wie du gesehen hast, versuche ich bereits das Gelernte umzusetzen!

    A très bientôt


    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 April 2013 at 20:38

      Excellent, Béa!! Freut mich, dass es Dir gefallen hat. Und ich fliege schon am Freitag nach Paris und am Samstag geht es in die Normandie. Also gibt es bald wieder einen Reisebericht aus Frankreich hier auf dem Blog:-)

  • Reply Judith 15 April 2013 at 19:51

    Woah! You can take me on a trip like this every day, Igor! So refreshing and just what I needed! And ohhhh those frappés! Hmmmm 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 April 2013 at 22:58

      I will try my best, Judith. But for the next few time I will be sharing some French trips again:-)

  • Reply tina@colourliving 15 April 2013 at 22:09

    Totally fab sunshine, fab photos and fab city! Thank you….

  • Reply Beauty Follower 16 April 2013 at 07:52

    Dont forget to have your coffe at the little terrace (the view is wonderful) of Vrisaki art caffe in Monastiraki (near Adrianou str.)!

  • Reply Kleckerei 16 April 2013 at 08:47

    Fantastic Pictures!

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 16 April 2013 at 11:09

    I knew your part 2 post was waiting for me. Luckily the sun is shining and spring has also sprung in my part of the world, otherwise I would be weeping over here, haha.

    I think I will have to find a way to blend together a trip to Athens and Mykonos one day. Or, as I said to my husband the other day, “just move to a Greek island!”

    Now I need a latte after that coffee talk!

  • Reply Stella Papadaki 16 April 2013 at 13:25

    Kisses from Athens … υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες σου γεμάτες ήλιο και φραπέ 🙂 … wonderful photos full of sun and frappe 🙂

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 17 April 2013 at 22:28

    Were I to visit Athens anytime soon, I would be using your two blog pieces as my tour guide 🙂 Fab!

  • Reply Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 21 April 2013 at 02:48

    These photos are sensational!!!!!

  • Reply Rufus Swiss 22 November 2013 at 09:54

    Perfect !!

  • Reply Rufus Swiss 22 November 2013 at 09:54

    Perfect !!

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