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THE MORNING SUN

Let the sunshine in: Official city soundtrack!

300 days of sunshine per year. What does that mean? 300 days of the golden mood maker shining over our heads, giving us all our own personal halos.  Bright and cozy. A sun who came to stay, a proud, original Athenian, our Helios.

He’s timeless, like the simple beauty of balance. He has drenched the Golden Age  of Greece and our current life and times with the same vivid light. He caresses our days with hope.

It’s a pleasure to wake up here. How can that be, how can you wake up after a mere 5 hours of sleep? Well, it’s his fault. At dawn, he’s going to send two playful rays through your shutters, onto your bed, next to your ear, to whisper: Wanna go out?

You will meet him on the sacred rock, coaxing out the best lines from the mighty Parthenon; stand up straight, look imposing! In the alleys of Plaka, you will play with his shadows, cutting cool outlines of a snapshot from long ago:   whitewashed houses, a clothesline with crisp linen drying under his warm rays, the traditional way. Later, somewhere in Piraeus, you will capture him in a picture – “unfiltered” and clear - where the blue of sky and sea meet to make a perfect summer.

He will stay right by your side all day, to offer you what’s he’s been offering Athenians for thousands of years now: the sense that every moment matters.

Some say that it’s all due to melatonin, the hormone that tickles our neurons with positivity. Athenians don’t overanalyze it. They just look at the sun’s bright, round face and see an opportunity to go out once again; to listen to a soulful voice that echoes from afar: “Let the sunshine… in!” 


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