Amid a bustling city, one neighborhood stands out for its art and artisans

ATHENS, Greece – The capital is full of neighborhoods, mostly organized around its churches. But there is another defining factor in this city of ruins and gods: its artists. Tucked around side streets and down cobbled roads, neighborhoods full of artisans dot the sprawling city in every direction. One, Psirri, has an especially vibrant story to tell.

Story by Sophie Cannon · Nestled in between stores off of Syntagma Square, the main square and market of Athens, is a narrow shop, marked with the faces of celebrities from all over the world. The one thing they have in common: sandals. Click to read more.

Story by Asia London Palomba · The Psirri neighborhood, adjacent to the Monastiraki flea market and north of the center of Athens, is its own gallery of sorts for the craftspeople, street artists and business owners who inhabit this space. Click to read more.

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