Melina Cafe In Plaka Honours Melina Mercouri
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 16 February 2015
Quality music, in harmony with the fine aesthetically space, is combined with the classic european culture, the jazz magic and the art folk music. This is the reason that Melina Cafe is a hangout with devoted customers.
The atmosphere is dominated by Melina's aura and is an inspiration for historical backgrounds, nostalgia moments and passion for life. The Plaka area was always an area for conversations of any subject and it is an area for coffee.
A woman with so much love to her audience, inspired millions of people, simple, passionate for life. Andreas Martzaklis was inspired from this Greek Muse, having ascented to business with effort. initially as a waiter at the parliament's cafe, with the intervention of Mr. Andreas Papandreou, he worked as a maitre at the Prime Minister's Hall. His position allowed him to meed the Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri, whose dynamism, views and visionary personality revealed instantly to the today Melina Cafe's owner, through the conversations they had.
Elena Ntouchanika, classical music professor, was also inspired by the artistic sensitivity of Melina and added with her artistic point of view as a guiding line the touches that made Melina Cafe keep Melina Mercouri a living legend. She tends for the decoration and the music choices.
The philosophy and their goal is to keep the cafe untouched, without drastic changes, always keeping the spirit of the Plaka style of the Old Athens. Having this in mind, their vision is to keep the people's interest about a Greek woman who offered so much to her country.
In Melina cafe, you can find many books that intrigue the visitor to learn more about the legendary Melina, as well as a guestbook to write down their comments and views, unifying thus the past, present and future by just leaving their personal mark.
22, Lysiou Street, Plaka
Tel.: 210 32 46 501
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