Meet our Contributors
A newspaper and magazine journalist for 25 years, Australian-born Amanda Dardanis traded backyard barbecues and beach cricket for the year-round summer lifestyle of the Athens Riviera.
Constantine (Dino) Stergides
Constantine (Dino) Stergides fell in love with wine after tasting a lowly Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil red in Paris, while studying to become a town planner.
Diana Farr Louis
Diana Farr Louis has lived far longer in the Big Olive than in her birthplace, the Big Apple. She is particularly intrigued by the vibrant cooking and food scene in Athens and loves poking around new (old) neighbourhoods.
Athens is flux, nothing stays still. So even after writing three books plus countless articles and guidebook entries, Diane Shugart still finds new things to ponder and explore.
India is a fashion writer and editor with a passion for local design and emerging talent. She can usually be found hunting through the city’s vintage shops or checking out new stores.
A former editor/grumpy New Yorker, Katherine now freelances from Athens, focusing on food, culture, and travel. For sporadic updates on where she is and what she's eating, follow her on Instagram.
Maria Kostaki is a native Athenian. A journalist, author and avid traveller, she’s lived in neighbourhoods in every corner of the city. Contributing to This is Athens has led her to see Athens from a whole different perspective—that of a visitor.
Natassa Pappa is a graphic designer using the city as a medium. After studying and working abroad, Natassa returned to her hometown, Athens, the city of chaos, happy coincidences and endless walking.
Stavros Dioskouridis had the privilege of watching Athens transform from an overlooked city into a modern European capital that now attracts visitors not only for the Parthenon and the great weather, but also for its rich culture and its singular way of life.
Originally from Melbourne, Stelios is a life-long tourist in the Greek capital. After covering Greece for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, he is now narrowing in on Athens and its secrets.
Thrasy has written about far too wide a range of subjects (from cricket to a public autopsy), So when he can write about travel he doesn’t think too hard before saying yes.