Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Food & Drink

Nikis Street: A World of Food at your Feet

Can’t decide between Japanese street food, Indian or Brazilian. Or Gourmet Greek, Vegetarian or Bronx Burgers? Nikis Street is a world of food at your feet, discovers Caroline Olsen. A decade ago, Thissio’s Nikis Street was a non-descript hub for tourism offices. Now, it’s one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan and internation...

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Atrium: A lush, sun-kissed atrium

The Atrium at Herodion Hotel, at the footsteps of the Acropolis, exudes intimacy and bathes in the clarity of the Athenian light that filters through its sky roof. With its sophisticated approach to Greek cuisine and exquisite works of contemporary Greek art that adorn its walls, here is the place to rekindle your romance. Don...

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Cookoovaya Poetry on a Plate

What happens when five phenomenally-talented Greek chefs - including twice Michelin-awarded Nikos Karathanos, brothers and meat artists, Spyros and Vangelis Liakos, master flavor manipulator Pericles Koskinas, and intrepid experimenter Manos Zournatzis - join forces to open their dream restaurant. Total Kitchen Anarchy? Or Gastronomic Wiz...

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6 Great Bookshop Cafes in Athens

Amanda Dardanis joins the slow living movement and retreats from the mad whirl at one of these comfy-cosy and welcoming book nooks where you can easily while away a morning or afternoon, lost in a world of words. Poems & Crimes Art Bar A quaint and chameleon-like literary den that evolves with the hour. Walk into Poems &...

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Zonars: A Star is (Re)Born

Paris has Les Deux Magots, Athens has Zonar’s. Insider takes a nostalgic look at one of the capital’s most famous and beloved café icons, Zonar’s, fresh from its recent re-fit. Traditionally a meeting place for politicians and intellectuals, but also of the Athenian bourgeoisie, the legendary café-brasserie Zonar's reopened a ...

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Therapy in a Glass at GB Roof Garden!

At Bar 8, GB Roof Garden Bar, there’s no need to feel guilty about that mid-week cocktail splurge. Their exquisite new range of healing cocktails, concocted from the natural herbs and aromas of Greece, can actually do you the power of good! Cocktails sure aren’t what they used to be. Especially in the city of Athens. In this e...

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A Little Piece of Greece in London

For all those Londoners pining for a fix of Mediterranean magic between summer holidays, don’t despair! Sophie Kalinauckas has unearthed 5 top city spots where you can live like a true Greek, whatever the weather. As wonderful as London is, we locals often find ourselves dreaming of a faraway land full of sunshine, frappes, cr...

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Glyfada’s New King of Bling

Dubbed as a departure from other lounge restaurant bars in the area, Glyfada’s swanky new arrival Blends (run by the same peeps as Moorings in Vouliagmeni) puts a contemporary spin on Mediterranean fare with a side-order of high-art. Sudha Nair-Iliades dons her glad rags to test it out. Glyfada’s shiniest newest kid on the blo...

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