Kolonaki Athens: A Local’s Guide to Athens’ Most Exclusive District

Kolonaki Athens is the most exclusive district in the Greek capital. This area is to Athens, what Chelsea is to London or Beverly Hills is to Los Angeles. However, despite its elegance, Kolonaki (Κολωνάκι) manages to be sophisticated without any air of pretension. It still boasts the same philoxenia (Greek hospitality) that you would expect … Read more

Three Day Athens Itinerary 2023 by an Athens Resident

A three day Athens itinerary is a perfect amount of time to spend in the Greek capital for your first visit. It gives you ample time to explore the city’s main historical attractions and central neighborhoods, as well as time to go off the beaten track to the lesser-known beaches and coastal villages of the … Read more

Glossa Skopelos: Your 2023 Travel Guide by an Island Resident

Glossa Skopelos is the second largest village on the blue-green island of Skopelos in the Sporades and a beautiful alternative place to base yourself during your trip. Glossa (Γλώσσα) is home to a permanent population of just 1,168 residents. It is affectionately referred to as “the balcony of the Aegean” on account of the unparalleled … Read more

The Skiathos Bus & How to Use it: Getting Around Skiathos in 2023

The Skiathos bus is a super convenient and affordable option for travelling around the gorgeous Sporades island of Skiathos. The bus runs from Skiathos town to Koukounaries via Kanapitsa, Troulos, and most of the most popular beaches and tourist areas on the island.  There are a total of 27 stops along the route which runs … Read more

Pagrati Athens: Your 2023 Guide to Athens’ Quirkiest District

Pagrati Athens is a charming central Athens neighbourhood that sits behind the Panathenaic Stadium on Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou. This predominantly residential district escapes the attention of most visitors to Athens.  Unless you specifically know about Pagrati (Παγκράτι) or have a local friend to show you around, it’s not somewhere that you are likely to stumble … Read more

Syntagma Square Athens: Your Local’s Guide for 2023

Syntagma Square Athens is a central square “plateia” that essentially marks the beating heart of downtown Athens. It is a popular rendezvous point for locals, who come to meet their friends close to the Syntagma Square fountains on evenings and weekends before heading out into the city.  It is also one of the first places … Read more