Not far away from Athens, just a couple of kilometers after Marathon, lies the best preserved ancient village of Attica’s classical era. Rhamnous or Ramnous is situated in an idyllic hilly landscape overlooking the South Evoikos Gulf and it’s a wonderful place to be whether you want to feel like Indiana Jones in the search for ancient traces or just take a walk. Nearby there is an excellent beach where we spent a peaceful night (first week of May).
If you are looking for ‘hidden gems’ in Athens, this is a place to consider. It is one of the lesser known spots but worth visiting, especially if you call yourself art lover or you just want to gain a quick insight into the contemporary Greek art, sculpture and painting. The museums are located a bit far from the city center, but close to a metro station. Extra bonuses: a pedestrian bridge by Calatrava on your way and a parking that would be convenient as a stopover.
We spent a day strolling through the narrow streets of downtown Athens and we present you why Greece’s capital is currently considered the Mecca of street art in Europe. Far from being vandals, the Greek street artists have converted the dull city walls into an open-air gallery. Of course it’s not about embellishment. They use vivid colors and create strange shapes to express their anger and to raise awareness on social issues. Enjoy their artworks!