Street Art in Athens

From stunning murals to personalized tags, prolific street artists in Athens, Greece have covered nearly every surface with paint. Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psiri, and you will find many businesses and abandoned homes covered in graffiti. It’s surreal to see once beautiful, traditional homes plastered with tags. From the looks of the places in…

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The Street Art Scene in Athens

To say that the street art scene in Athens has mushroomed is an understatement. All over the city, commercial buildings and homes have become visually cluttered with a blend of beautiful artistic murals, cheeky street art, and ugly graffiti. Imagine busy patterned wallpaper that makes you turn your head away. Don’t get me wrong, I adore…

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Diporto Taverna – Athens

When looking for Diporto Taverna, don’t look up, look down to find this unique basement-level taverna (koutouki in Greek) hiding in the center of the busy Dimotiki Agora, the Public Market of Central Athens. The name of the taverna means “two doors,” neither of which has a sign for the taverna, and both of which…

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Delightful Detours

With a camera always on hand, I’m ready to capture any scene or moment that speaks to me. It was bright pops of red that led me down the back avenues of Plaka and Nafplio. The photos in the collage below capture the highly visible but often ignored street details that contribute to the unique…

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The Shops of Plaka

Each time we visit Athens, we head to Plaka on our last day in the city to stroll the hilly, narrow streets under the Acropolis, and poke around in the souvenir shops. You will find an abundance of trinkets, jewelry, leather goods, clothing, and many kinds of unique treasures on display in a meticulously organized…

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Simple Doors to Unique Churches in Greece

When visiting Greece, one can’t help notice the plethora of Greek Orthodox churches. You will find churches in every neighborhood, village, and even in isolated areas in the countryside. From grand Byzantine architecture with ornate doors to simple stone and white-washed buildings with simple doors, the wide variety of unique churches exemplifies the importance of the Orthodox…

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The Street Art Scene in Athens

The street art scene of Athens has been transmogrified from a niche subculture into a widely-accepted expression of political and social opinion by local street artists. To merely say the subculture was transformed wouldn’t sufficiently capture the dramatic change in the street art landscape in Athens. In most people’s minds the connotations of the words…

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Creative Shop & Eatery Signs in Greece

When we least expect it, beauty can be found in the most ordinary and unlikely places. While traveling in Greece this past September, I unwittingly found myself photographing uniquely creative shop and eatery signs. Not typical travel photos – I’m adding these beauties to my Cee’s Odd Ball Photo collection as a way to share…

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