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Latraac is a skate bowl and cafe located in the heart of Kerameikos.
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A guide to local favorites in Kerameikos

Latraac is a skate bowl and cafe located in the heart of Kerameikos.
  • By Omaira Gill
  • Photos by Myrto Papadopoulos
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Kerameikos was named in 2018 by Forbes one of the world’s coolest neighborhoods, and it’s not hard to see why. One of the oldest parts of Athens, Kerameikos has lived through many incarnations. Today, it’s an exciting part of the city with its endless choices of bars and restaurants, and it’s a place where you can feel the vibrancy of new Athens unite with the grandeur of the old.

Meet Omaira Gill

Omaira moved to Athens from the U.K. after meeting her husband at the 2004 Olympics. When she’s not writing about the Greek economy, she’s writing about her beloved city, cosplaying at gaming and comic conventions, and raising her two sons. Her favorite places in Athens are the rapidly vanishing ungentrified streets around the main market.

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Kerameikos

Momix
The first molecular mixology bar in Athens takes cocktail-making to new levels. Who knew science could be this much fun?
Momix, Keleou 1, Athens 104 35
Temporarily Closed
Bios
Bios is a multifaceted creative space for music, theater and art installations, plus four bars. One of the best views in Athens can be enjoyed from the terrace.
Pireos 84, Athens 104 35
The Greek Film Archive Foundation
Greece has a long history with film, and the Greek Film Archive Foundation is a nonprofit organization trying to preserve it. Apart from archiving and advocating for Greek film, screenings also take place at the foundation.
Athens 104 35
Exile Museum
The Exile Museum walks you through a difficult chapter in Greece’s history and evocatively tells the story of what life was like for Greeks as political exiles on designated islands. Call in advance to book a tour.
Exile Museum, Aghios Asomaton 31, Athens 105 53
Latraac Skate Cafe
A skate bowl and art space inside a 19th-century courtyard that aims to turn preconceptions of the city of Athens and fringe culture on its head. Great coffee and snacks are available, plus a calendar of events.
Latraac Skate Cafe, Leonidou 63-65, Athens 104 35
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Omaira Gill
Omaira moved to Athens from the U.K. after meeting her husband at the 2004 Olympics. When she’s not writing about the Greek economy, she’s writing about her beloved city, cosplaying at gaming and comic conventions, and raising her two sons. Her favorite places in Athens are the rapidly vanishing ungentrified streets around the main market.
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Myrto Papadopoulos
Myrto is a contributing photographer to The Washington Post based in Athens Greece.
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