18 Micon Str, the essential boutique hotel in Athens, has emerged a year after its opening as the hands-down favorite for plugged-in visitors to the Greek capital and as the first (and to date only) hotel in Athens to become a member of Hip Hotels. The hotel’s easygoing, industrial chic vibe and prized location in Psirri, one of the buzziest neighborhoods in the Greek capital—yet … Continue reading Our Favourite Boutique Hotel in Athens, 18 Micon St., Just Got Hipper (read on…)
Starring the long and odd swimming pool at Erego Beach Club! …and a statue that features a partial likeness of the island’s homegrown poet, Homer! …and water that looks like this! so without further a-blue, have yourself a read. And yeah, it might take a little while…what did you think this was, some kind of party? Continue reading SOI fo snoitcelfeR | Reflections of IOS
Things you notice in Athens at 5:34 in the morning on a semi-random Tuesday in August. Or maybe Wednesday. (probably a hot day, anyway…) I smell bread. I see a seagull. That car is going way too fast. Does a motorcycle really need to make so much noise? Who still jogs? A policeman slathering on suntan lotion rather languorously. It’s too early to contemplate the … Continue reading ATHENS 5:34AM AND THE ISLAND OF I.
Are you looking for the next cool place? If so, why? And for God’s sake don’t go looking here. Continue reading The less than Herculean task of learning to love Heraklion
“Ios is a party island.” “There is nothing to see or do on Ios.” “Oh yeah, Ios: that’s where my friends went to lose their virginity.” Friends, I am going to tell you how to lose your Ios virginity. But I’m not promising to tell you where. Continue reading Blame it on Ios
Met these Americans at the airport in Athens. Said Santorini was nice but they couldn’t turn around for fear of having their eyes poked out by someone’s selfie stick. So I say to them maybe you need to go someplace without a volcanic crater. And without selfie sticks. Continue reading An Overdue Dearth of Chic