Athens insider 141 / Spring 2019

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Food & Drink

Eat, drink and be merry

Elena Panayides rounds up some of the city’s hottest restaurants that tick off all the right boxes: good food, good wine, good vibes, guaranteed good times! Cherchez la Femme  Don’t let the French name fool you. Across from the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, a delightful Greek bistro transports you to more elegant t...

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Cocktail crawl in the capital

Athens adds more fizz to its buzzing nightlife with a host of cocktail bars, some ranked amongst the top 10 in the world. Agia Eirini Square and Praxitelous Street in the regenerated historic centre are home to Athens’ trendiest bars that know no closing hours. Swallow your ouzo-retsina fixation and get seduced by unique concoctions plied...

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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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