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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

September 28, 2019

Varsos: Nostalgia, with Cream on Top

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Athens -- A visit to Varsos, a culinary landmark in Athens that looks much the same as it did 60 years ago, is like traveling back in time to one of the city’s grand patisseries of the 1950s. The venue, which is still in the hands of the Varsos family who originally opened it, is one of the most famous of Athens’ old-style coffeehouses and is the only one that has kept its traditional charm over the last several decades. Read more
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