Dafni Dimitriadi

Dafni Dimitriadi is a student of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her numerous experiences in participating in architectural competitions have helped her understand the importance of research and design. She is interested in building and urban design restoration and aims to continue her studies in order to gain more knowledge related to these fields. She is an active volunteer and has participated in many interesting projects, including Open House Thessaloniki. She currently lives in Thessaloniki and through her blogs aims to explore developments associated with architecture and urban design.

"Acropole Palace" Transforms into a Cultural Haven in Athens, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Permanent and temporary exhibitions, a digital library, activities associated with modern culture, a gift shop and a restaurant with great views of the entire city of Athens are expected to be housed at the former hotel,... Read article

Microclimatic Improvements for Panepistimiou Street in Athens, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

An approval was finally signed regarding the environmental conditions of the Panepistimiou Street’s rehabilitation project in Athens. Other projects were also included in this meeting, such as the extension of the tr... Read article

Do Pedestrian Zones Exist in Athens, Greece?

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Perceptions regarding social life are often constructed based on people's interests. There is an old Greek saying which states, "the law is the workers’ right." Nowadays, this saying has been so generalized that it seems... Read article

Walk the City with us: Thessaloniki, Greece Walking Tours

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Evi Karkiti is a journalist with several decades of experience working in radio, newspapers and magazines. About a year ago she decided to take her work a step further. Inspired by the walks she made around the city ... Read article

Thessaloniki, Greece's White Tower Takes the Lead in National Pilot Upgrading Plan

by Dafni Dimitriadi

This year, the tourist season in Thessaloniki has been much more organized than in years past. The city has achieved, what some could say, is the self-explanatory. Since April 2014, 33 archaeological sites and museums ha... Read article

"Los Lampicos" Fight to Rid Thessaloniki, Greece of Graffiti and Waste

by Dafni Dimitriadi

It is a Sunday afternoon in Thessaloniki’s New Waterfront. The summery weather is suddenly interrupted by a short rain and the team "Los Lampicos" ("lampico" is a Greek slang word meaning pristine) sits under a shelt... Read article

Three Querns Preserved & Operating Again on Patmos Island, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

In places with few residents, nicknames are extremely common. Patmos’ citizens tenderly call the architect Dafni Becket "Mylomama" (meaning the mother of querns). The reason for this nickname is because this Greek wo... Read article

5 Greek Students Share their Visions for Future Cities in Copenhagen, Denmark

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Students from Greece are trying to change the future of the cities in which they live through reports that will be presented at the European Student Parliament on Science. These presentations are going to be carried out ... Read article

Odysseus Elytis' Poetry Finds a Home in Plaka, Athens, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

  The files of the poet Odysseus Elytis have finally found their home. Last Tuesday, the deputy Minister for the Environment, Mr. Nikos Tagaras, signed an agreement, which opens the way to create the "Elytis ... Read article

Acropolis Museum Celebrates its 5th Birthday!: Athens, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

In no other museum of the country can one witness such joy. Children are whispering like little birds in front of the video that is showing the "Kores," which were projected on housing blocks during the museum’s open... Read article

Greek Bathing Water Classified as Excellent Quality by European Union

by Dafni Dimitriadi

European bathing waters were characterized as high quality in 2013 and 95% of them satisfy the minimum quality requirements. In fact, beaches fared best compared to lakes and rivers, according to the annual report of... Read article

The Importance of Preserving Sheikh Sou Forest in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Following an amendment, 55 million hectares of forest in Thessaloniki have been declassified. A bill regarding the selling off of several shorelines was proposed, but luckily was withdrawn due to the Panhellenic outcry a... Read article

Residence Surrounding Excavations in Ancient Corinth, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

This residence of 210 square meters is located in Ancient Corinth, Greece, in a plot where many archaeological digs have taken place. The main parameters of the design for the residence were to preserve the excavatio... Read article