Author series: Julian Sayarer

After recessions and housing crises, the Greek capital has certainly suffered. But its creative locals and life lessons prove it can be a gentle, generous teacher

Where to stay in Athens

Much like the city itself, the Greek capital’s hotel scene is packed with personality. Old-guard hotels have seen stiff competition from design-led upstarts and cool, budget digs
Travel and Adventure

Top 10: Museums and Galleries

Citywide makeovers

While a single high-profile, statement building can revitalise a city, some places crave an entire new look.

Eat: Athens

Tradition and modernity are never far apart in the Greek capital, and it's no different with its cuisine — from skewered meat to experimental cocktail kitchens and foodie trends bucking the debt crisis.

City life: Athens

Athens will seduce you without even trying. Lap up the lifestyle — from newfangled bars to gentrified boutiques — with history reverberating around every corner, all lying in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis