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Alex King

Always in search of untold stories on the fringes, Alex has been writing about Athens since 2016—a time when the city was often in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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Amanda Dardanis

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.

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Carolina Doriti

Carolina was born and raised in Athens in a multi-cultural family with a long culinary tradition.

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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.

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Cordelia Madden Canellopoulou

Having lived in Moscow, Belgrade, Oxford and Nicosia, Cordelia Madden-Kanellopoulou moved to Athens before the 2004 Olympics—and stayed.

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Denny Kallivoka

Denny is a partner of the International Difford’s Guide for Greece and Cyprus.

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Despina Trivolis

Despina Trivolis was born and raised in Athens.

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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.

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Diane Shugart

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.

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India Doyle

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.

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Katherine Whittaker

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.

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Kimon Frangakis

A journalist with over 25 years of magazine editing experience in Athens, Paris and Bucharest, Kimon currently organises the yearly charity “Ladies Run” race and the prestigious “Artisans” events, while publishing A

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Kiriakos Spirou

Born in Cyprus, Kiriakos adopted Athens as his home in 2004 and has lived here ever since.

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Maria Kostaki

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.

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Natassa Pappa

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.

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Omaira Gill

A stint as a volunteer at the Athens 2004 Olympics led to Omaira falling in love not just with her husband but with the city of Athens too.

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Paul Pervanas

You can find Paul where music is played—unless it's a club, he's too old for clubs.

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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

With a background in biology and science journalism, Pavlos has lived in Athens since 2007, working in broadcast, print and digital media.

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Stavros Dioskouridis

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.

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Stelios Bouras

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.

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Thrasy Petropoulos

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.

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