Mayor of Athens
Born and raised in Athens I can never get enough of this inviting, intriguing, exciting city. I love Athens for its variety, its' contradictions and the moments that it offers - there's no way that one gets bored! The hidden places, the out of space and out of time locations, the secret paths of a city that combines modern and traditional elements in such a unique way!
Let's discover Athens together!
I was born in Athens and I have lived in the southern suburbs (Athens Riviera) for more than 40 years. The last five years I have been working to bring more tourists to my neighbourhood. Also, I collaborate with other citizens to make the archeological spots of our municipality known to others. I believe that Athens and the Athens Riviera can attract people with different interests. It is very important to me to show visitors the real (and rich in many ways), Attica and Athens.
Hey there! I consider myself very spontaneous, in a sense that I love to create, reinvent and experiment with new things. I studied and enjoyed engineering and I was one of the three women in Greece in my specialty. But life has a way of changing things so I found my true passion and that is to connect with people. It's amazing how sharing thoughts and ideas, interests or experiences can make such incredible bonds all over the world. I am a collection of the things that have inspired me through my life and those things include my city. Ι believe myself to be a very chilled and open-minded person. I love Athens because it’s the city where I was born and raised and where you can appreciate a contrast of diversity. I like to find the most authentic places of a city. Those places that make you connect with the people and want to come back to them. The Acropolis, temples and museums are impressive, but get to know the way real, everyday Athenians live and hang out.
I'm a people's person, constantly meeting new people and trying to learn about different cultures from all over the globe. At the same time, I love to show them the places I frequent and cherish in my city and let them experience Athens the way a local does. I love a day trip to the mountains, and deeply care for their conservation, hence I am involved in the volunteer fire-fighters initiative. When at home, I love sipping wine and trying new tastes and flavors, that I cooked, or simply ordered in.
I didn't fully appreciate Athens until I lived abroad for a few years. Now I am back with an immense love for this vibrant city and the desire to share it. I ran out of friends willing to spend every weekend walking around the centre of Athens so I thought I should give this a try. A pretty accurate description of me would be a list of my current obsessions which are coffee, sourdough, cooking, cycling and tinkering.
If what you are looking for is the best souvlaki, best espresso shot or the best Indian place in town I am your best bet.