It’s true, the Acropolis is ever-present and during summer the city thrums with schools of holidaymakers. But there’s much more to the Greek capital than temples and tourists.
Looking beyond the admittedly awe-inspiring Parthenon and exploring the city’s modernist marvels, from circular school to collonaded embassy, Monocle has combed the cobbled streets for independent boutiques offering straw hats, hand-thrown ceramics and golden jewellery—all proudly “”Made in Greece.”” When you’re feeling peckish, choose between traditional family-run tavernas and contemporary restaurants spicing up classic Greek dishes.
Attica is a region of riches and, of course, some of the nearby islands are simply too good to miss—so the guide also includes a short and sharp list of Monocle’s top stopovers. For now, though, strap up your sandals and allow this guide to introduce you to this chaotic but ever-so-charismatic city.
About the Authors
Canadian Journalist, Entrepreneur and Magazine Publisher Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-Chief of Monocle.
Andrew Tuck is the Founding Editor of the global magazine Monocle.
London-based Joe Pickard is a keen Photographer, avid Instagrammer and Book Editor at Monocle magazine.
About the Publisher
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