How skateboarders have reclaimed an abandoned Olympic stadium in Athens

Although Olympic stadiums are erected amid great jubilation, many fall into disuse and disrepair soon after the Games finish. In Athens, however, skaters are reclaiming abandoned spaces, and helping to invite young refugees into the community.

Five chic new hotels in Athens, Greece

Athens may be known as the European city that never sleeps, but a flurry of alluring hotel openings suggests this reputation may be about to change. We round up five places to bed down in the Greek capital.

What they're eating in Athens

Japanese-Peruvian dishes, slow-cooked rabbit and pistachio mousse are all on offer in the Greek capital. Here are six unmissable dishes — and the innovative restaurants that created them — to seek out on your next trip.

Four of the best boutique hotels in Athens

From the up-and-coming port area to the city centre, boutique hotels are blossoming across the Greek capital.

Athens: 10 new ways to experience this ancient city

From an interactive geological museum to a minimalist multi-storey space with works from up-and-coming Greek artists, there’s far more to Athens than ancient monuments.

Author series: Julian Sayarer on Athens

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

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