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"A river flows in Athens" informs us Kostas Anastopoulos, owner of the bookstore and publishing "Alpheus". The first versions of "Alpheus" were left-wing viewpoint books focusing on topics the National Resistance and the Civil War, and particularly...more
Smell of good old printed paper and a surprise finding after every visit! Every time I visit for something in particular I leave with -at least- 3 more findings. The owners, very helpful and proven intellectuals themselves (from sports culture to deep philosophy-not that the...More
Date of experience: August 2016
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Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as
its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).