Europe has gotten a lot of primetime skate coverage over the last few years, but there are still a number of countries with bubbling scenes that haven’t really broken into the limelight. Our friends George Yannakopoulos and Viktor Kretsis, who helped us put together our video with Harry Lintell filmed in Manchester, decided to put us onto another hidden skate gem for this video.
Thanos Panou and Notis Aggelis spent a day with George taking him around some of their favorite spots around Athens, a city known much more for its ancient history than its skate scene. But just because the world at large hasn’t seen many Athenian skate spots doesn’t mean there aren’t any to be found. Watch as we get a proper skate tour of one of the most significant cities in human history.
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...