M.E. In The City

Text: Eleni Fotopoulou, Marina Zamzara

Totally affected by the Bond week Marina and I felt like little agents. So, the mission was very specific: Inspired by the Vintage Festival that is presented by designer and collector ANGELO this week, we had to discover the most old, vintage but so chic places in this variable city.

Please match the most “ancient” but so timeless pieces from your wardrobe and enjoy this stroll.

First Stop

First of all, we can’t miss Vintage Festival that will take place for a whole month in McArthurGlen. The renowned designer, ANGELO who knows better than anyone how to turn a cloth or accessory into a vintage piece, presents his own vintage collections along with some of the most classic clothes from the biggest Fashion Houses, such as CHANEL, YVES SAINT LAURENT, VALENTINO etc.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Spata

Second Stop 

To continue with, To Kafeneion is one of the oldest yet one of the most popular places to enjoy traditional Greek coffee. It has been a long time since it was first housed in this building that dates back in 1836. It was occasionally the main residence of many famous and unknown Greek people. It consists of the ground floor and the underground floor, and it is said that, before the German occupation (1940 – 1944), the children who lived in this neighborhood used to gather and play in the rear part while the owners of the building kept there their chickens. After the civil war (1947) it was used either as a residence, or itaccommodated several professions, giving away the feeling of the old city of Athens.

Epimarxou 1- Plaka 210 32 46 916

Third Stop

Next stop is Martinos Antique and Fine Art Gallery, which was established in the late 19th century in Monastiraki, the old commercial centre of Athens. Visitors and collectors are free to explore the treasures that are hidden at the four floors of the gallery. The collection includes beautiful items from all over the world such as carpets and rugs from the Middle East, valuable, silver, Islamic art, fine furniture, rare ceramics, delicate miniatures, primitive art, paintings and sculptures. Martinos Gallery has recently expanded its collections by including furniture and objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, representing the major movements from Art Deco to modernism and from Wiener Werkstätte to Italy’s Memphis of the ’80s.

Androssou 50 Monastiraki

Last Stop

Finally, the most Oinoscent winebar offers a variety of wines provided by Greek and international vineyards, of both older and recent harvests, and, also, by smaller but notable producers. The appropriate choice of wine for yourself, depending on the occasion, with the help and expertise of one of the bar’s colleagues is up to your availability. Also a wide range of complementary products, such as luxury chocolates, gourmet products and wine accessories, are exclusively served between 10 in the morning until midnight, Monday to Saturday.

Voulis 44A-Sintagma, Plaka