After 6+ years of living in Athens, I’ve had lots of things go right and lots of things go wrong… These are the people who have made my life easier. Maybe they will make your life easier too.
Taxi Driver: Dimos Topouz at 69 74207621.
Dimos has been driving me around for years — he’s the best. Try him for airport transfers or just around town-he’s dog-friendly and super reliable.
Emergency plumber (24 hour): Thodoris at 69 72354924.
The 24 hour thing says it all…. He comes from Glyfada but will travel to your crisis.
Immigration lawyer: Jacob Manolas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love Jacob—he’s clear, responsive, reasonably priced and professional. He makes the Greek bureaucracy thing slightly less painful…
Handyman: Sakis Kolokithas at 69 80696994.
Sakis is awesome — he’s thorough, does great work, super honest, super reliable and reasonably priced. What more can you ask for in a handyman?
Hair cut/styling: Christina Dedousi at 69 42489482.
She’s talented, super sweet and she’ll come to you. After a few misfires from other stylists, no one touches my hair except Christina…
Nails/waxing/threading: Doctor Fish Spa in Plaka at 210 325 1515.
What I especially love is that with Efi, Vasso, Lara and the whole team there, they can usually fit you in without a lot of advance notice. And the 5 euro nail color makes it soooo easy to experiment…
Graphic Design services: Ioulia Kirkou at email@example.com.
Ioulia has done the book cover and book design for both of my books. She is amazing. She’s also great to work with – super patient, very responsive, clear, creative and calm.
Social media services: Maria Kardisilari (My Maria) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No one has better social media instincts than My Maria. Her influence has been a huge part of the growth of our community. If you need help with social media, she’s your girl.