‘Athens triangle’ becoming capital’s new place to be

Athens' so-called "commercial triangle," an area between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia squares, is arguably one of the most happening parts of the Greek capital right now. Every one of its narrow streets, every building, is a monument to a piece of the city's social and economic history. It's a mosaic in a constant state of transformation yet fundamentally unchanged. Is this really true, though? Hasn't it been shaped by the crisis? What kind of activities are blossoming there today? What are the deeper effects of its recent popularity and does the spike in tourism-related activities there pose a risk to its traditional character?

These and many more questions are the topic of a recent study conducted by the National Center for Social Research (EKKE) in Athens' commercial triangle during the first half of the year in cooperation with the team behind an initiative for...

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