Athens has been in the headlines repeatedly in recent years and not necessarily for all the right reasons. Shifting from the illusive prosperity and welfare of the final 20th century decades to the contemporary years when the financial crisis has been wreaking havoc both on the democratic system and on Greek people’s lives, the city has been struggling to shape up according to the social and economic landscape.
The city has undergone a quite brutal transformation (to put it lightly!) that has been taking place since 2009 until today. Despite taking the plunge or -to put it differently- despite getting a slap in the face, it is gradually regaining consciousness and constructing a character visible in its streets, its shops and venues, and its mentality.
Having spent most of our carefree years in this changeable place as students, we wanted to kick things off here in this blog with what we think is the next big thing, the next place to be, following the steps of Berlin and Lisbon, Athens! Continue reading “Another one for your bucket list: Athens”