In Athens, a New Boutique Resort Energizes the Historical City

As the creative director of Shila, Eftihia is at the center of this boom. “Shila…

As the creative director of Shila, Eftihia is at the center of this boom. “Shila came about serendipitously, as a require to create a place exactly where our pursuits, passions and dreams would be expressed less than a single roof, be it architecture, layout, images, aesthetics, or internet hosting a excellent occasion!” Athens’ burgeoning innovative neighborhood had been pining for a collecting house, she clarifies, as the hotel scene in Athens felt sparse compared to other cultural hubs like London, Paris and New York. “We required to make a hub that at the same time runs as a lodge, but also functions as a house to showcase art, a phase for generation, a assembly stage. A sensual and mysterious townhouse of types,” Efihia explains. Shila grew to become the bridge for these communities. Now, two yrs later, it’s time to increase.

Though Shila is tucked absent in a little guest dwelling on a tranquil road in the upscale Kolonaki community, its new sister assets, Mona, is found in Athens’ Psirri community in the heart of cultural downtown. The neighborhood itself gives a look at of the city’s earlier and existing, where by the Acropolis and historical Agora mix harmoniously with the city’s galleries, designer outlets and fashionable bars and places to eat. Housed in an 8-tale manufacturing unit from the ‘50s, Mona plays on its wilder and extra industrial property: There’s a daring iron staircase, terrazzo floors, primary steel home windows, and a marble facade. Mona is the edgier aspect to Shila’s bohemian soul. “Mona is very much a metropolis woman,” claims Eftihia.

The foyer at Mona.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexandra Masmanidi