Our history

Who is behind Live-Athens?

Dive into the universe of Live-Athens, an initiative born from the friendship between two French women, Laure and Sophie. They lived as expatriates in Greece for several years. Their escapades in the streets of Athens, their discoveries in the Greek islands, their weekends in the Peloponnese, and their moments in local taverns inspired the creation of the Vivre Athènes website in 2017. A site designed to share favorite spots, good addresses, itineraries, and practical advice: the guide to visit Athens and “Greece as we love it.”

Since then, Live-Athens.com has experienced a meteoric rise. We gather a growing community of Greece enthusiasts and travelers eager for new experiences. Through your various requests to visit Greece, we love to give you our advice as we would with our loved ones so that you too can fall in love with Greece! Without you, readers, Live-Athens is nothing. We are grateful to you for your continuous support. Thanks to you, Live-Athens is now a reference for traveling in Greece.

My name is Céline, and I’ve been Athenian for over 20 years. I have been present since the beginning of the adventure. I have seen Live-Athens grow, and I am proud to now manage the site. Like Laure and Sophie, I also share my love for Greece through my discoveries, adding my own local touch. For this, I have surrounded myself with a team of dedicated writers: Virginie, Evi, Sandra, Panagiotis…

This site is intentionally subjective: we only share what we love. We have, of course, visited and tested all the addresses we talk about. Every day, the Live-Athens site fills with tips, practical information, and advice. This information brings joy to both expatriates living in Greece and passing travelers.

“The little extra” of Live-Athens!

First of all, numerous articles with our expert advice, of course:

🧿 Every recommendation on our site is the result of our personal experiences. They are carefully tested and approved by our team.

🧿 Every day, we strive to enrich Live-Athens with new tips, good deals, and captivating stories.

🧿 Beyond our passion for Greek culture, we support the local professionals we admire. Additionally, we share our favorite guides with you. Our selection of products and guides reflects our commitment to ethics and the local community.

But also a selection of products to best meet everyone’s needs and demands. We have thus developed solutions for all budgets and tastes:

🧿 A range of downloadable guides to archaeological sites in Greece: Athens (the Acropolis, the ancient Agora, the city of Athens), Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Cape Sounion…

🧿 And because Greek cuisine is at the heart of our love for this country, we have created with our friend Evi a ebook of authentic Greek recipes.

Let’s embark on a journey to Hellenic land!

With over 1000 articles published on the Live Athens website, we aim to provide you with as much information as possible. These are tips to help you have an excellent stay in Greece. Feel free to click on the various links in the articles.

Explore Live Athens through its menu:

֎ Prepare your trip: Here you will find a selection of accommodations throughout Greece, many tips on various means of transportation. For example, which destination to choose depending on the season, a travel agency, and other solutions for an organized or semi-organized trip…

֎ Greek islands: From paradisiacal beaches in Antipaxos or lunar landscapes in Milos, turquoise sea in Lefkada, small villages with stone houses in Ikaria, all white and blue in Sifnos. Or Venetian-inspired in Corfu, volcanic landscape of Santorini, archaeological site of Delos, water sports in Naxos, hiking in Andros, monastery in Amorgos, pigeon houses in Tinos… It’s hard to choose from the more than 200 inhabited Greek islands. So read our articles on the Cyclades, the Ionian islands, the Sporades, the Dodecanese islands, those of the northern Aegean Sea, the islands near Athens or Crete.

֎ Mainland Greece: Discover the Peloponnese and northern Greece off the beaten path, its traditional mountain villages with specific architecture. But also very beautiful beaches, regional culinary specialties, the impressive monasteries of Meteora, the superb regions of Zagori, Pelion, Chalkidiki, the 2nd largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki. Not to mention superb ancient sites and archaeological museums: Delphi, Epidaurus, Olympia, Mycenae, Cape Sounion…

֎ Visit Athens: A very extensive section including the Acropolis, guided tours, the different ancient sites of Athens (Greek Agora, Temple of Zeus…). Its numerous museums, churches, walking itineraries in the Greek capital, descriptions of the different neighborhoods. Visiting Athens with children, our good shopping addresses, bars, restaurants, beaches around Athens…

֎ Live in Greece: Plenty of advice for coming to work or study in Greece, learn Greek…

֎ Cuture and Gastronomy: Greek recipes, focus on Greek products, festivals and traditions, Greek customs, the history of Greece, Greek mythology…

Practical information!

A directory of professionals in Greece that we recommend.

And an Agenda section that lists various cultural and sporting events.

Join us in this adventure and discover Greece through our eyes.

Be inspired by its beauty and immerse yourself in its rich and captivating culture!

The website Live Athens, Greece
© Laure M.