Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Food & Drink

3rd Athens Street Food Festival

WHAT: What does Athens taste like? Find out at the 3rd Athens Street Food Festival, a celebration of the city’s most popular “street delicacies” and many prized urban morsels from the kitchens of Europe, America, Asia and Africa, to be held over three long weekends in May. Across a total downtown space area of 4000 sqm, foodies can indulge all in t...

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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-winningbook “Hellenic Kanella: Memories Made in a Greek Kitchen”. Insider brings you three of her favourite winter warming dishes from her stylish and hea...

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A Sense of Fun

Chef Thodoris Papanikolaou brings a radical and playful culinary philosophy with a side order of glorious Acropolis views to Sense, AthensWas’ magnificent new rooftop restaurant, writes Sudha Nair-Iliades. Sense Fine Dining Restaurant is a testament to Chef Papanikolaou’s remarkable fusion of culinary skills: a playful audacit...

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7 Great Grillhouses for Tsiknopempti

Who remembers that great scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Aunt Voula reacts in horror to the news that her niece’s non-Greek date doesn’t eat meat? (“What do you mean he don't eat no meat? Oh, that's okay. I make lamb.”) Well, the Greek culinary scene may have evolved a little since then, but meat is still king of the castle. Espe...

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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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