Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Top 5 Tea Rooms in Athens

Time for Tea? It’s fair to say that the much-loved Anglo-Saxon ritual of afternoon tea has never really been a “thing” here in Greece. Why would it … in a land when lunch is barely served by the time most Brits are already reaching for the kettle to brew up that first afternoon cuppa? But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some truly terrific...

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Say Cheers… to 12 Original Greek Beers

In Greece for the summer and want to drink like a local? How about trying one of the many indigenous born-and-brewed beers? Athens Insider plays beertender and rounds up a few of the coolest beers to try this summer. From Athens to Peloponnese, Crete or Santorini, Greece prides itself in a whole range of lagers, ales and beers bursting wi...

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Nikis Street: A World of Food at your Feet

Can’t decide between Japanese street food, Indian or Brazilian. Or Gourmet Greek, Vegetarian or Bronx Burgers? Nikis Street is a world of food at your feet, discovers Caroline Olsen. A decade ago, Thissio’s Nikis Street was a non-descript hub for tourism offices. Now, it’s one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan and internation...

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Peloponnese Wine Festival

WHAT: Acquaint your palate with the outstanding wines that hail from the vineyards of the Peloponnese as one of Greece’s most popular annual wine festivals reboots at a new inner-city venue. The Peloponnese Wine Festival, staged by members of the Association of Wine Producers of the Vineyards of Peloponnese, introduces premium wines from the latest...

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4th Tango Lovers Festival & Marathon Athens

WHAT: Get your tango on during four giddy days and nights pulsing with rhythm, smiles and high spirits as the Tango Lovers Festival returns to Athens, uniting leading dancers from the international circuit, to the soundtrack of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This year, the festival will kick off with an electric opening night performance by leadin...

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Lara Fabian plays Athens

WHAT: See world famous Belgian diva Lara Fabian perform her first English album for more than a decade and her greatest hits such as Je’Taime at a rare Athens gig. Fabian’s “Camouflage World Tour” promises to be an electric visual and audio experience, based on the star’s English repertoire. Here’s a taste of what to expect: https://www.youtube.c...

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Meals that Linger in the Memory

Food isn’t just fuel for our bodies. It’s the substance of life, bonding us through shared epicurean pleasures that anchor us to a place; a person; a moment in time. In this resonant review of a gastronomic journey that has taken her across the world and across the decades, Diana Farr Louis recalls her own most all-time memorable meals bo...

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24 Hours in Thessaloniki

Athens’ ancient little sister “up north” has always been an intriguing alternative city, marching to her own beat. Insider’s Amanda Dardanis plots your perfect day out in this historic seaside port that rocks a youthful vibe, along with some incredible flavours. Greece’s second capital is often cast in Athens’ shadow. But than...

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Behind the Beards: Gilbert & George

The Big Beard might finally be on its way out as the compulsory millennial youth prop. But its potency as a cultural and religious marker will always endure, say anarchic British design duo Gilbert & George. The prodigious pair have cemented this all-pervasive hirsute legacy in their latest primal exhibition The Beard Pictures, to mar...

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The 21 Major Life Trends for 2018!

Unsettling times usher in new ways of thinking. A desire to take stock, re-invent, walk a different path. The buzzword for 2018, according to many of the world’s social commentators and futurists, is “authenticity”. It’s the backlash we had to have: against fake news, our overheated social media-dominated existences, and our disillusionme...

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The Call of Delphi

Indian novelist Radhika Jha, who has recently relocated to Greece, visits the Ancient Navel of the World and finds much still to stir the senses at this enigmatic site.  There was a time when a trip to Delphi could change the course of a life. Or of a nation. Now, this epic historic site lies a mere two hour car journey away f...

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