My Week in Athens… Nov 22

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Nov 22
As I approach the 3 year mark of living in Athens, it occurs to me that this is the longest I’ve lived in one place in the past decade.... This is good, I suppose, and says a lot about what I think of Athens. But it also makes me think about change. Not a change in cities, but at least a change of surroundings and a ‘change of scene’. So I started looking at some apartments in different parts of the city. There must be a few deals these days...

After living in Marousi all this time, I decided to take a look at what’s out there in different neighbourhoods. So with a few appointments scheduled, and with 2 friends in tow, I spent most of the weekend going from apartment to apartment (yes, some Athenian realtors work Sundays!). We looked nearby (Marousi, Kifissia) but also looked in the city centre (Thissio, Psirri), which, incidentally, have some great ‘lofty’ spaces.

Of course, the triple set of ‘apartment essentials’ is location, price and style – and we all know it’s normally impossible to find all three together. This weekend was no different. One nice place in a bad location. Another great location out of my real price range. Another perfectly placed and affordable spot, but not really my taste.

So the search continues. And sometimes I think that going through the motions of looking for a new place to live serves the greater purpose of reminding you how much you love going home every day to the place you already have.

Looking forward to a fun night at Molly Malone’s on Saturday!

Until next week,


In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…