The South African Pub Inside A 1700-Year-Old Tree, And Athens’ Newly Revived Mid-Century ZONARS Café

by • January 24, 2019 • Architecture, Design, Food, NatureComments (0)3253

If it’s not already #1, then South Africa easily makes the top 3 on my list of upcoming destinations. When I do make it over there I will try to head up north to the Sunland Baobab Tree in the province of Limpopo. Not your average tree by any means, the Sunland Baobab is more than 1,700-years-old, and measures 72-feet tall and 154-feet in circumference. But its story doesn’t end with its size. The Sunland Baobab is also home to a pub. You can learn everything you need to know at

In keeping with the world’s most famous bars, Athens’ legendary café/restaurant ZONARS is once again open for business. After a stunning makeover courtesy of the renowned Panas Group (i.e. brothers Chrysanthos and Spyros Panas), ZONARS is now a haven once again for the jet-set, local artists, and globe-trotters.

Sara Panagiotopoulou of Yatzer writes, “Originally established in 1939, ZONARS was the brainchild of a visionary man, Karolos Zonaras, a Greek chocolatier based in the States who intended to establish ZONARS as ‘the best restaurant in the best location in Athens.'” Judging from the photos it looks like mission accomplished. Read the full story at and get more info at (Tree photos via Lost at E Minor; ZONARS photos by Yiorgos Kordakis and ZONARS archive)

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