Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Food & Drink


How to Master the Greek Easter Basics

Rita Wilson famously described Greek Easter with the words, “We don’t do bunnies. We don’t do pastels. We do lamb, sweet cookies, and deep red.” This Easter, use the “gift” of lockdown over-time to try your hand at replicating your own perfectly-braided Koulorakia biscuits - the staple of Greek bakeries everywhere - and give our fool-proo...

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3 Warming Greek Recipes for Winter

Through exquisite recipes and photographs of her beloved Greece, Australian-born Greek Ruth Bardis shares her family's stories and the regional specialties of their cuisine in her award-winning book “Hellenic Kanella: Memories Made in a Greek Kitchen”. Insider brings you three of her favourite winter warming dishes from her stylish and he...

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From pre-Christmas drinks to morning-after breakfasts, NYX Rooftop is where you want to be! 

Live it up this Holiday Season at the NYX Rooftop Bar at the Academias Hotel. From indulgent dinners to breakfasts that ease you through night-before excesses, the chefs at Academias Hotel have you covered! Celebrating in style at NYX Rooftop’s Japanese Fusion Gastrobar Amp up the celebratory mood with Holiday Spritzes and a ri...

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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 traditional...

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