It’s not Christmas in Athens until I’ve…
Gone for a cocktail at: Every Christmas, I go for a bar stroll downtown that usually includes Noel, S.i.x. Dogs, Seven Jokers and my favourite, Galaxy Bar, an old time Athens classic. When we're done with this stupid virus I'll hug and kiss all my friends in all these places and everywhere else.
Shopped for gifts at: I love going gift-shopping downtown. I will definitely buy something from my favourite clothes boutique Orfanidis in Kolokotroni street and we will usually have a wine or three with the owner Kostas and the amazing clerks.
Enjoyed a screening at: I particularly love going to the movies over the festive period. Danaos, Asty, Astor, Elli, are a few of my favourite classic cinemas in Athens.
Gone for a walk around: I prefer to avoid the downtown Christmas crowds and stay in my neighbourhood (Mets) and visit, sometimes more than once a day, my beloved Odeon. It’s been a Pangrati fixture since the late 80s, long before “vintage” became a thing.