We asked our own Athens bloggers about their favorite independent Athens blogs & websites. Here’s a list of their tips in alphabetical order!
Want to read a blog that’s about everything happening in Athens, from business to travel? Athens Insider is what you need. The site reads like a magazine (which they also have) and really covers everything. They started out by providing useful information for both expats and tourists but are now a must-read for everyone. We like their mixture of fun and useful, of compelling images and interesting texts.
Eat Yourself Greek
Eugenia started cooking when she was living back in London. She only realized the importance of cooking in her homeland Greece when she left home. Eat Yourself Greek is a compilation of both mouthwatering Greek recipes as tips on what to do in Athens. If you really want to indulge yourself in the local cuisine, this is how you should do that.
Relatively new to the scene, Ferocious Urbanites tries to cross boundaries. They’re mixing all possible cultural topics and delivering them to their audience in a very diverse way. Podcasts, videos, pictures, audio fragments… It’s a pleasure for all the senses. Ferocious Urbanites also provides a little agenda section – making sure you don’t miss out on the most interesting events without drowning you in info. We love the whole vibe and can’t wait to see more of them!
Letters from Athens
Are you a bit of a layout love? Letters from Athens is a highly visual and colorful blog. It dedicates itself to providing followers with an in-depth look at life in the Greek capital. The blog posts about art, culture and interesting places in the city. How does Letters from Athens do that? Through stories and articles about the city told by an independent local who loves her hometown. She’s also an artist, so definitely check out her paintings on the blog as well.
When thinking about city life, we often forget the history of a place when we live there every day of our lives. Palia Athena is a blog run by independent locals who are interested in keeping the history of their city alive – and not just that of the ancient variety. This blog has detailed and intimate knowledge of the history of the capital of Greece. Stories are told through images and articles about the lives that previous locals lived. And that both during times of prosperity and relative calm as during times of struggle.
Run by independent blogger Thanassis, Vembos (in Greek – translation here) is a blog that contains articles written by and for locals. They share tips, insights into the culture, and historical facts about the city. Vembos is the perfect blog for those who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the city and the locals.
Why Athens is the city guide you’ll need while visiting the Greek capital. Their selection of spots and activities throughout the city isn’t based on quantity but rather quality. Athens is a city that combines history and contemporary life like no other. Rock music in an ancient theater? They’ve got it. A modern architectural marvel? Of course, but then there’s also what’s probably the most well-known Greek temple in the world. Why Athens tells you what to do and where to go in a refreshing way.
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