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.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.