BELLE AMIE / George Fakaros Photography/Greece
In 1968 the ground floor of an imposing neoclassical on the walkway behind the Canary Square , had opened the famous «Belle Amie» or "the Bellamy", known to us from the famous song of Gregory Bithikotsi, which stifled the lads pain separation, intellectuals coexisted with dockers and greek coffee alternated with a tall glass of ouzo. Today, two decades later (having been closed in the mid-80s), the reopening of the «Belle Amie» in the fully renovated and very impressive building with chandeliers, authentic old sconces, the gleaming brass knobs, the Viennese chairs, wrought-iron and old frescoes (which is curated by architect-designer Papamichos Zissis), gives the area a nostalgic air, in which the dishes are tasty bridges from the past to the future and that will make you want to visit again and again.
Architect Papamichos Zissis www.zitateam.gr
photography © GEORGE FAKAROS