Classical Athens

Candidate Athens mayor speaks against high-rises around Acropolis Hill

Costas Bakoyannis, who is running for Athens mayor in the upcoming municipal elections, spoke against the construction of high-rise buildings around the Acropolis Hill on Wednesday, adding his voice to that of local residents who have opened a relevant petition on the Avaaz platform.

Prespes: The rally, the raw numbers, and the day after

As Greece gets ready for a political showdown this week over the Prespes agreement, we are witnessing a relentless, often cynical, maneuvering between parties, their leaders and even individual deputies. 

What is at stake is not only the ratification of the deal between Athens and Skopje, but also the potential redrawing of the domestic political map. 

Photo of full moon over the Acropolis goes viral on Instagram

A photograph of a full moon rising over the Parthenon and the Propylaea that was recently posted on Instagram by National Geographic has attracted more than 1.2 million likes.

The picture capturing the last full moon of 2018 was taken by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Muhammed Muheisen on December 22.

Flavors of Greece under one roof

The distance from the Acropolis to Stoa Arsakeio on Stadiou Street can be covered by foot in less than 20 minutes, and while the two points may have little in common right now, Legendary Food is hoping to put the latter up there among Athens's most visited destinations.