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To Know Us Better

What is bon flaneur?

Bon flaneur is a pioneering guiding tool for Athens and Thessaloniki. With bonflaneur.com you can create your own routes, according to your preferences, interests and your available time. It is a unique webpage, fully capable of creating an urban tour suitable for you! Therefore it is not a simple website with information about the city; it is a major “urban hacking” tool that provides a number of services, which cover all the aspects of urban life, useful for residents, students and visitors.

Who is flâneur?

“Flaneur” is the person who walks around the city in an exploratory way, feels its heartbeat, its aura and its society. He slips from the clichés of the trapped in routine inhabitant or the superficial tourist and becomes one with the essence of the city. There is no term which could better describe our goal and our effort than “flaneur”. “Bon” clearly refers to the term “bon viveur”, because a good and a pleasant urban experience are very much identified with our personal well being.

Who are we?

The team of bon flaneur consists of scientific personnel, which covers a wide range of expertise, from human to positive sciences and arts. You will find us “flaneuring” in the two largest Greek cities. This effort has started from our need to share the secrets of our cities in the best possible way both with citizens and visitors. To spread the world the flaneur’s optics. With Bon Flâneur we interlace electronic with physical public space and the flâneur with the city hacker, creating the new “e- wanderer”, the new well informed urban man.

Why did we choose these two cities?

Because, as Hugo has said about major cities, “they are the melting-pots, where all the geographical, political, ethical and intellectual currents of a country come together, all the natural inclinations of a people, wells of culture, we would also say sewers, commerce, industry, spirit, population, everything that is a juice, everything that is life, everything that is soul for a nation is filtered and accumulated endlessly, drop by drop, century by century”.

What is our goal?

Our will is to prompt the inhabitant to become an observer and student in their own city, and the tourist to become a traveller.

We adore what we do and we hope you will love it too!

Special thanks to:

Library of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
https://www.lib.auth.gr/en/b011

Bassayanni Eleni
Photographer, Sociologist
http://www.elenibassayianni.com

Kung Wenling
Sociologist
Researcher at Academia Sinica in Taiwan

Politi Ariadni
Lawyer
http://gr.linkedin.com/pub/ariadni-politi/17/9b1/ab

Skoulida Peggy
Marketeer
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=contacts-contacts-list-contact_name-0&id=46019590

We also thank:

Anagnostaki Stella
Antonopoulos Grigoris
Aslanidis Alexandros
Aslanidis Stelios
Bakirtsis Thomas
Chalas Ioannis
Chantzis Pelopidas
Daliani Nantia
Diamantaris Panagiotis
Dimitriou Dimitris
Douklias Sotiris
Glarou Aimilia
Hatzikoumparoglou Benjamin
Katseli Aleka
Kotsira Anastasia
Markoglou Michael
Mikallou Antonis
Papavassileiou Ioanna
Petroulia Phoebe
Pissimissi Melina
Sarguroh Khadija
Sayers Janet
Siganou Konstantina
Tassios Miltiadis
Theodosi- Polymeri Kyriaki
Toskidis Giorgos
Toumpakari Sophia
Tsouvelas Giorgos
Tzimas Giorgos
Tziogkas Dimitris
Voulgaris Panagiotis
Zaras Yannis
…and of course, all those people, who were kind enough to lend their photographs.