Think of Athens and the first things that spring to mind are ancient ruins and camera-toting crowds? It’s true, the Acropolis is ever present and during summer the city thrums with schools of holidaymakers. But there’s much more to the Greek capital than temples and tourists. This collaboration has been one of my favorites till now. For the new Monocle Athens Travel Guide we’ve looked beyond the admittedly awe-inspiring Parthenon and explored the city’s modernist marvels, from circular school to colonnaded embassy. I had the privilege to write an essay for the new guide and talk about the weekly pilgrimage to a ‘laiki agora’, at the heart of Greek lifestyle. We also shot a promo trailer based on my essay (which was extremely fun) in one of the ‘’farmers markets’’, as an introduction to this chaotic but ever-so-charismatic city that Athens is.
To order your copy visit: https://monocle.com/travel/athens/
And to view the trailer go to: https://monocle.com/film/entertaining/athens-the-monocle-travel-guide/
Film Maker: Alexandros Merkouris