Having been born in Athens, I have thought of many questions during my stay in this particular city. What is the thing that characterize it? What does make tis city familiar to the eyes of every resident? Which is the way to identify, and also examine it? So, I started a survey and tried to answer these questions. I began by examining the main feature of Athens, polykatoikia, specifically, the balcony which has prevailed as a basic morphological element and has played a fundamental role in shaping an overall image of the city, as well as a personal character. Each choice of the objects gathered on the balcony gives us every time plenty of information about the inhabitant to which they belong. The similarly constructed shells with just slight differences in the morphology of balconies seem to be completely different, each time having their own expressive character thanks to the microcosms that are created. This research is an attempt to read the balconies of Athens and, consequently, the city itself. This study focuses on a new unique vision, which is inextricably linked with the observation of the city, the way in which the occupants express themselves through the balconies, their appropriation, their transition status, and their relationship with the dwelling and the city. We will define the method by which we classify our gaze concerning Attic tissue, the scale at which we examine the city at a time, as well as the basic means we use to capture and deepen our exploration. It is an attempt to create a gaze guide, rethinking the way we look at the city and of course a new version of it, with the help of its trademark, the balconies.