Experience the ancient theatre of Epidaurus

In the north of Peleponnese, close to Nafplion and just 2 hours away from Athens, lies the ancient city of Epidaurus. Epidaurus was a small city established in the sixth century B.C. Today, it is a big tourist attraction due to the most well-preserved ancient theatre. The site is on the list of UNESCO worldContinue reading “Experience the ancient theatre of Epidaurus”

The many abandoned and unfinished buildings in Greece

During your stay in Greece, you might be surprised by the many empty or half-finished buildings you come across. You find them in cities, towns, villages, and even remote areas. They are everywhere, and as an architect, I wanted to understand the reason behind them. After talking with many Greek citizens and homeowners I createdContinue reading “The many abandoned and unfinished buildings in Greece”

Building amongst archeological sites

Around 50 years ago, Thessaloniki decided to do something about the endless traffic jams in the city. The idea was a metro, connecting the rectangular-shaped city center underground. Today, however, not one station opened. Why? Because building amongst archeological sites is nearly impossible. The tunnel for Thessaloniki’s metro resulted in the largest archeological dig inContinue reading “Building amongst archeological sites”

The old, the empty, and the ugly. The story behind architecture in Greek cities.

The Greeks are famous for their architecture, they even invented this type of art. Look at the Parthenon, the temple of Apollo, or the theatre in Philippi. All amazing architecture, and all on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites today. But also on the islands, the architecture resembles an art. The idyllic villages withContinue reading “The old, the empty, and the ugly. The story behind architecture in Greek cities.”

Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki

Paralia Mikro Fanaraki – June 2021 In the East of the island of Lemnos, there is a small beach called Fanaraki. A small lantern. Probably named after the little lighthouse on the rocks in the sea a bit more west. The beach itself is micro, small. But there is so much to see and doContinue reading “Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki”