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Athens from above

The Athens you love might not be the Athens you first expect

I have finally gotten the hang of Athens. I say this because for unthawed northern Europeans like me Athens can be a beguiling place to visit at first.

The sprawling neighbourhoods disorientate and the concrete apartment blocks feel defensive. As a result, Athens feels part stronghold and part labyrinth. But if you do the work then the barriers will melt away.

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