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Despina Trivolis

Despina Trivolis

Born and raised in Greece and educated in St. Andrews, London and Oxford, Despina, CB’s Operations Manager in Athens, has been working as a journalist and editor in Athens and London for more than 10 years, including stints at the Guardian, Lifo, the Reuters Institute and HuffPost Greece, where she is currently heading the Life and Culture section. Her favorite pastimes include writing, reading and editing stories on arts, business, books, food and travel, walking around Athens and eating souvlaki.

Recent stories by Despina Trivolis

March 30, 2019

Spring in Athens: Full Bloom

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Athens -- Athens is probably at its prettiest in springtime, especially in April and May. The weather is warm, but not too warm (in the summer the city can be oppressively hot), and Athens – not normally the greenest of cities – is in beautiful full bloom. Read more
August 3, 2016

Xara: Just Like in the Movies

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Elsewhere -- Watching old Greek movies from the 1950s, '60s and '70s has been a rite of passage for every single generation raised in Greece from the '80s onwards. When we were young, these movies played endlessly on TV, getting us acquainted with the Greece our parents grew up in. Read more
April 5, 2016

Remoutsiko: Suburban Meat Up

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Athens -- The working-class area of Brahami has never been Athens’ hottest gastronomic destination. It is a mostly residential neighborhood, halfway between the city center and the exotic beach-loving southern suburbs. Read more