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Gazi: Athens nightlife and cultural epicenter

10.04.2018 in Arts & Culture

Gazi: Athens nightlife and cultural epicenter     Gazi was named after its neighboring gas installations, which started operating in Athens in 1857. François Théophile Feraldi, a French businessman, undertook the work of lighting in Athens with gas.   Today, Technopolis-Gazi (is a lively area, with one of the most popular night scenes in Athens. Even after the factory closure, “Technopolis” is an epicenter of Athens and Gazi still produces light, the light of civilization. “Technopolis” is one of the capital’s most recognized cultural sites. It all started in 1986, when Melina Mercouri, then Minister of Cultural Affairs, added the…

Kerameikos, Today & in Antiquity

03.02.2016 in History

Kerameikos, Today & in Antiquity Is it possible to imagine that a small region in the heart of the contemporary city of Athens hides a place of incomparable beauty? It is this neighborhood that the historian Thucydides used to call κάλλιστον προάστιον, the “most beautiful of the Athenian suburbs.” Surrounded by modern buildings, bars, restaurants and art galleries, Kerameikos, gives visitors a glimpse at the conception of the historical and architectural endurance of Athens. Apart from being an “oasis” of serenity and tranquility amidst noisy and crowded streets, Kerameikos reveals a more diverse history: that of the living and the…