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When Did Beer Appear?

We know Greeks were one of the first cultures to produce wine, but just how early did beer come on the scene. In her series on Food and Drink in Greek Archeology, Holley Martlew investigates. This has been one of the riddles of early Greek civilization -- until recently when state of the art scientific analyses were applied to...

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The bars you’ll want to seek

Elena Panayides rounds up the coolest watering holes where the city's hipster set hang out. Couleur Locale As the name suggests, this is where the locals go and many of them still aren’t in the know! Located in the Normanou alleyway off Ermou Street, you’ll hesitatingly enter an antique furniture shop. Past the dusty tables and...

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Artfully Delicious

If you haven’t found time yet to road-test Simul at Kolonaki … we have just this to say: Make Time. Simul's minimal, chic and beautifully-lit space, combined with the venue’s ample natural light, all adds up to a chill, relaxed mood. What feels really fresh about this likeable venture from chef Nikos Thomas though is his “Mix ...

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A foodie’s Lenten glossary

With an array of Lenten treats on offer, the 40-day pre-Easter abstinence feels more like indulgence than penance. A quick Insider guide to learning Lenten terms and dos and don’ts For Greeks, even fasting is all about food! In fact, Lent reflects the rich culinary repertoire of the country, relying heavily on seasonal veggies...

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How to celebrate Ash Monday Like a Greek

With so many Ash Monday dishes to try, this Lenten holiday feels more like indulgence than penance. But what exactly is Ash Monday, or Clean Monday as it is also known? What are you supposed to spend the day doing? And, most importantly, where can you go for delicious meatless food? We’re here to answer all your questions. SOME ...

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