Athens, Greece
Christina, 28
Contemporary Dancer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a contemporary dancer. I have been moving my body my whole life, so I simply ended up being a dancer.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Stranger Things - Humans - Big Little Lies - Dark

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Yesterday's Bread (Exarchia/ Second Hand) - Kilo Shop (Thiseio/ Second Hand) - Matalou at Home (Syntagma)

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Pagrati, Koukaki, Kolonaki, Mets, Petralona

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Watch the sunset from Pnika or Lycabettus Hill or just from a rooftop.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Athens and where did you get it?

Amazing Soups at Rakor restaurant

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Athens that you particularly like?

Beaver in Gazi

What restaurant in Athens looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Xylini Gonia close to Hilton Hotel

Where can you get the best cocktail in Athens? Which one do you like?

Baba Au Rum bar - Spicy Baba cocktail

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Souvlaki, Pastitsio, Gemista, Feta cheese.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Athens?

Panormou street

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Athens?

Metaxourgeio

What are the Athens spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Plaka, pedestrian street connecting Thiseion and Peiraius street, Acropolis and the area around, Lycabettus hill, National Observatory hill, Varvakeios Food Market, Herodion Theatre.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Athens. How do you spend it?

Walking around in Plaka, having dinner at Salero restaurant, coffee at Hotel Chelsea, watching a movie in an open air cinema (if possible), having a drink at Beaver, watching the city view from a rooftop or a hill.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Tel Aviv - until now. Very open and generous people, great vibe, amazing nightlife, I love their style.