Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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Food & Drink


Tsiknopempti Explained!

Greeks do not need much encouragement to eat meat. And neither do we! The tradition of "tsiknopempti" - literally Thursday Grill - is very much alive in Greece in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about this special day. When does it take place? On the Thursday of the second week of Carnival. In 2019, tsiknopempti falls ...

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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 traditiona...

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Jazz up your Wednesdays!

Papillon Bistrot, the new all-day bar & restaurant in Psychiko, magnificently channels the heady jazz-bistro culture of Paris and New York from yesteryear. Reflecting aesthetic sensibilities from the Belle Epoque to the Jazz Age, Papillion is the perfect stage for decadent unrushed meals and a spot of nostalgia. With high ...

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