National Ballet /Greek: Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή/ Now under the genius of Antonis Foniadakis and in its new house -the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center designed by Renzo Piano - the NB promises ambitious, unforgettable productions in both modern and classic repertoire. Nuwa /Greek Νούβα/ Οur collection of earrings and necklaces adorned with our signature snake motifs.
Polyaigos /Greek: Πολύαιγος/ Accessible only by boat, this little island has only two inhabitants and the best clear crystal blue waters of the Aegean.
Quartier d’ Athenes / Greek: Καρτιέ ντ’ Ατέν/ It is a classic bistrot in the center of Athens. Enjoy your brunch on the stylish green marble tables.
Rinia /Greek: Ρίνια/ It is a little group of deserted islands next to Myconos. Rent a traditional kaiki, visit Delos and then head to one of the beautiful beaches such as Ligia, Stena or Ambelia. Sheep are the only inhabitants and the smell of wild thyme ubiquitous on this little paradise.
Sounion /Greek: Σούνιον/ and Temple of Poseidon. Antony Perkin's favorite spot after Hydra. Enjoy a sunset among the columns and the sculptural “athanatoi” cactuses, found only in the land of Attica.
Troades /Greek: Τρωάδες/ Euripide’s famous tragedy. It was best translated into film by Michalis Cacoyannis with Katherine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave and Irene Papas. See the movie to understand best the unescapable fate of the Trojan women.Tinos /Greek:Τίνος/ Our collection inspired by the pigeon houses of the Cycladic island, our geometric collection is available in 9ct gold with diamonds, malachite or tiger’s eye. Below: Irene Pappas as Belle Helene.
Uberness /Greek: Ουμπερνες/ following the trend of street food, this pop-up resto offers delicious burgers served in parchment paper in the most surreal setting in the heart of Athens’ lachanagora (vegetable market).
Very Greek /Greek: Βέρι Γκρικ/ One of New Hotel’s refereshing cocktails. Enjoy it on the aesthetically impeccable bar with its breathtaking view. www.yeshotels/new-hotel Vathi /Greek: Βαθύ/ is the horseshoe-shaped sandy beach of Sifnos you can visit by boat, the nearby ceramist named Atsonios in his hut.
Wine/Greek: Κρασί/ Greece has a very long tradition and many many types of grape. To mention few: White: Thalassitis (Santorini region, Assyrtiko variety) Tselepou (Mantinea region, Moschofyllero variety) Gerovassileiou (Drama region, Malagouzia variety) Red: Palivos (Nemea region, Agiogritiko variety) Diamantakos (Naoussa region, Xynomavro variety).
Xenophon /Greek: Ξενοφών/ The ancient greek historian, philosopher and student of Socrates. Read his Anabasis in order to get an insight on the tactical, strategic and political skills of Greeks against the “barbarians.”
Young Jockey Riding a Horse /Greek: Νέος ιππεάς σε άλογο/ It is one of the marvels of Hellenistic sculpture and one of the few surviving original bronze statues, found in the old fashioned Archeological museum in Athens. Photo Credit: theromans.eu
Zonar’s /Greek: Ζόναρς/ the outcome of a romantic 1939 affair, this legendary café-restaurant was the meeting point of the elegant Athenians for almost a century. Recently refurbished, it is ideal for an aperitivo. Below: Hatzidakis and mercouri chatting in Zonar's.