Okay, we know (and love) that Athens is admired for its preserved monuments, mythology, art and historic architectural systems. What we don't know is too much about Greek design happening now. Gearing up for a two-week tour of Greece starting this weekend, my husband and I begin our trip in Athens, where an old friend will be our local tour guide and in-the-know companion (when it comes to food, at least). But like Maxwell and Sara Kate in Florence, we're seeking out great gardens, little known museums, fabulous houses, art and design shops in Athens -- anything at all that's off the beaten path.
After Athens we'll head to Mykonos for a wedding, followed by a few days in Santorini. We figure those spots will be perhaps even more touristy, so local tips welcome for the islands as well! Unlike Maxwell, I won't be blogging while away, but do hope to return to Chicago with lots to share.
To get in the mood, I recently found this article: Elle Decor Goes to Athens (image above shows The New Acropolis Museum).
More Greece on Apartment Therapy:
- A Garage Transformation: Maison & Decoration (Athens, Greece)
- House Call: KG's Accent Colors (Greece)
- Greece Is for Lovers (Athens)
Image: Oanma Archive/Nikos Daniilidis for Elle Decor