We did our own special portrait of this city

We did our own special portrait of this city, back when GreekTV was making its first steps and the idea of creating a global community of Greeks was still a newborn in 2012. We observed a crisis-hit gritty city, suffering from locked down small businesses, unemployment and homelessness, but still vibrant and busy.

This testimony of Athens downtown takes us from the official centre, Syntagma square through the open markets, to Omonoia square and to Athens underbelly Metaxourgio. Things have changed since then; this year Athens became one of the awarded cities of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge for creating a Public Platform for Engaged Citizens, called “Synathina” and it is moving ahead into becoming the next big thing!