The tourist season is growing in Athens, arrivals have more than doubled in the last six years, and visitor satisfaction surveys consistently place the city ahead of other European capitals. Regardless of the season, there has simply never been a better time to visit.
This weekend (21-22/12/19), the latest print issue of Greece Is magazine – Greece Is Athens Winter 2019-2020, will be available together with The New York Times International Edition – Kathimerini English Edition everywhere international press is sold throughout Greece.
Over the 159 pages of this, the tenth issue of our magazine dedicated to the capital, we guide you through the historic district of Plaka, and head out on a Byzantine church-spotting adventure; we visit the brand-new modern art museum of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, built to house one of the most important private art collections in the world; and try out the children’s activities at the Acropolis Museum. We also taste the best ethnic food in town, and meet with the city’s modern artisans: skilled craftspeople designing products you’ll definitely want to make room for in your suitcase.
Athens’ epicenter of trade, known locally as the “Commercial Triangle” is a vibrant and always-happening place to be. Having recovered from the street protests and neglect that came as a result of the economic crisis, new shops, restaurants and bars have now opened alongside the historic mainstays owned by specialty merchants. In this issue, we take a closer look at this famous triangle-shaped heart of the city, and list our favorite spots.
As usual, we also present the season’s cultural calendar, with the exhibitions and events that are not to miss, as well as our top picks from the city’s new arrivals; shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels that embody the best of 21st-century Athens.
If you can’t get your hands on a copy this weekend, Greece Is Athens Winter 2019-2020 will also be available for free in the coming days (for as long as supplies last) at locations around the capital, including the Athens International Airport, the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and Public Café.
You can read and download the issue in full on our website, or order a hard copy through our e-shop (from anywhere in the world) at only the cost of postage and packaging.