Flower Show | Athens | To May 15

The Kifissia flower show is back for its 68th edition, running in the leafy northern Athenian suburb’s central public park through May 15.

On Ownership | Athens | May 5 & 6

“New Old Properties” is the title of a discussion being hosted by the Goethe Institute in Athens to explore the notion of ownership.

A parallel story of the urban landscape

Remnants of a bygone era, like the old commercial sign seen in the photograph, mesh to present an alternative history of the Greek capital and serve as a legacy of its design traditions.

Athens municipality submits housing proposal

The Athens municipality has submitted a proposal to the Labor Ministry designed along the lines of the ESTIA program for refugees to provide housing for residents who are at risk of homelessness or already sleeping rough.

Ermou street’s renovation plan approved

The plan for the renovation of the lower part of Ermou Street in central Athens, stretching from Kapnikarea Church to Thiseio train station has been approved by the Central Council of Architecture (KESA).

How many ‘private islands’ can we take?

The recent modification of a joint ministerial decision regarding the areas designated for urban development on the site of the former Athens airport at Elliniko on the capital’s southern coast naturally caused controversy.

Thessaloniki street to be renamed after slain student

The Thessaloniki Municipal Authority on Wednesday approved a petition to rename a street in the center of the port city to commemorate a young man who was beaten to death there by hooligans earlier this year. 

Is Athens the true city that never sleeps?

It may be a slogan for NYC, but night owls local to the Greek capital know to adjust their expectations when traveling there just like anywhere else in the world, because evenings out in any other city never seem quite long enough when you’re used to one that, truly, never sleeps.

Where is everybody?

Where are my neighbors who should be shoveling the snow on their sidewalks, brushing the snow off their olive and orange trees, the trees they love so much?