ETH Zurich fieldtrip to Athens

Gruppenbild mit Tempel. Photo © Christoph Gantenbein “Timeless architecture carries a legacy, fits perfectly into the context, and gives...

Lord Byron: Amor e morte in Greece

The British Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) first arrived in Greece in 1809 at the tender age of 21, in search of adventure and...

An Elegy for Blue

Blue has a long and topsy-turvy history; first developed some 4,500 years ago in Egypt, it is believed to be the earliest artificial...

New Concepts for Greek Hotels

Xenia Motel at Meteora by Aris Konstantinidis (1960).  Photo source: tourismlandscapes. The Glorious 50s & 60s – Until the 1950s, the...

Lust & A Literary Walk of Athens

“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse Creativity takes courage, and the capacity to dare yourself inspires confidence. Confidence is...

Athens: Irregular and Indigenous

The battle between what architects and planners hypothesized on their drawing boards and how the urban dwellers went on with carrying out...

Literary Reflections

How could someone trace the literary and artistic history of a city through a walk, through specific sights and places, especially when...

Modernism in Athens

A guided walking tour past some of Athens’ best modernist architecture devised and led by Big Olive. Modernism visited Athens in person...

Discover Athens with Big Olive

Written by Alexander Clapp “If you haven’t seen Athens you’re a fool,” quipped Herakleides Kritikos. Twenty-three centuries later –...

TEDx Athens 2013: Uncharted Waters

Image © TEDxAthens If you haven’t been to a TEDx event or don’t know what it encompasses, let us be the first to inform you. TED is a...