21. June 2016
The cool, newly awakened and hip capital city Athens is presented by Alexander Galanis, a partner who runs two stores in the Aegean metropolis. This city is pulsating: Super chic cafes form an exciting contrast to the rustic cellar taverns – permeable clubs alternate with traditional coffeehouses. After the shimmering dayheat while visiting the ancient sites, the gentle breeze lures to the beach.Athens never sleeps, the creative scene is currently exploding and the proverbial hospitality of the Greeks opens everybody’s heart.
Alexander is one of the typical, bold entrepreneurs in Greece. With KARE he started in 2007 in Thessaloniki. His strengths show in unconventional situations: In the midst of the crisis, he opened his KARE Shop in Athens. According to our brand philosophy “joy of living” – a true sign of vitality and optimism. And the customers love it! Later this year, he opened his second shop in Athens – he was proved right with his idea. Alexander dieslikes nothing more than boredom. No wonder that his creed of living is: “Be experimental – that’s what brings life to the place! Dare to be different, get yourself a naughty piece for the living room – love life!” Just typically Alexander!
# 1 Climb Lycabettuss hill.
Higher than the Acropolis, perfect to enjoy the sunset over Athens. Escape from the tourist masses and walk by foot! Don’t forget drinks and olives for nibble!
# 2 The Speakeasy
Small, hidden bar in the style of the 30’s – ring the doorbell! (Lekka 12, Athens)
# 3 The Art Foundation
A hidden gem in the heart of Athens: Fair prices, good vibes, historic atmosphere and good cocktails. (Normanou 5, Athens)
# 4 Romantso Hub Space
At night there’s rock concerts, indie films, theater performances and exhibitions. During the day, the former printing factory from the 1960s is a think tank for start-ups. You can also stop by for a drink at the minimalist bar. (Amaxagora 3-5, Athens)
# 5 Last but not least: Feta cheese
As much as it gets, because it nowhere tastes as fresh and aromatic. Honestly!