Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Food & Drink


Two Classic Greek Christmas Sweets

It’s not Christmas in Greece until the zacharoplasteia start piling mounds of melomakarona and kourabiedes. And it cleaves Greek society into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. By Diana Farr Louis More traditional...

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Festive pit-stops at Plato Bar

When a bar is named after Plato, located on the famed Academias Ave and flanked by a street named Omirou (Homer), after Greece’s greatest bard, it’s only natural that it is the destination of choice for Athenians to congregate here for their festive ruminations. With creative cocktails and celebratory bites to get you into the Christmas s...

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A Greek Thanksgiving with Moussaka

Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas, whose TV show My Greek Table, airs on American TV screens again, adapts the most recognizable Greek dish for Thanksgiving – and we’re grateful that she’s been generous to share it with us! Greeks are obsessed with moussaka. It’s their culinary flag, a patriotic symbol of all that is Greek. This o...

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The Benaki Museum Café revisits a Berlin instituiton with new art on its walls

Long a favourite of museum visitors and ladies-who-lunch, the Benaki Museum restaurant on Koumpari Street welcomes visitors to its renewed space, with extended hours and a new aesthetic that channels the legendary Fofi’s restaurant in Berlin. With inspiring art by Alexis Akrithakis, and letters and works by his iconic peers who visited hi...

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Athens Gets More Michelin Stars

A group of talented chefs, risk-taking restaurateurs and sommeliers are cementing Athens’ status as a foodie capital. Michelin agrees by adding a slew of  27 fine food restaurants to its coveted star system. Here's our definitive guide to Athens' Michelin hot spots. Restaurateurs in Athens are pushing the taste frontiers w...

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