Athens insider 142 / Summer 2019

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Food & Drink

Say Cheers… to 12 Original Greek Beers

In Greece for the summer and want to drink like a local? How about trying one of the many indigenous born-and-brewed beers? Athens Insider plays beertender and rounds up a few of the coolest beers to try this summer. From Athens to Peloponnese, Crete or Santorini, Greece prides itself in a whole range of lagers, ales and beers bursting wi...

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The Cigar Report

Smoking a cigar – while not everyone’s thing – always makes a strong statement. Athens remains a city where cigar lovers can still inhale the pleasures of the moment, whether at regular cafes or at elegant bars over polite conversation. Julie-Anne Amiard takes her pick of Athens’ cigar-friendliest addresses – from new hotels to rooftop ba...

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Five Flavourful Greek Souvenirs to Take Home

You’re coming to the end of your Greek sojourn and want to return with edible souvenirs that, with one bite, will bring you back to the Aegean. Or perhaps you live here, but are heading home for holidays, and need some tasty treats to bestow on friends and relatives. Peerless as Greek olives and olive oil are, they use up valuable weight ...

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Buffalo Wings & Rings: Born to be Spicy

“Eat, drink, talk loudly.” “Hot is a state of mind.” “Born to be spicy.” Those are the words decorating the walls of Nea Erythraia’s newest wings joint, but it’s not just fetching, saucy phrases that makes Buffalo Wings & Rings a magnetic force for locals and tourists alike - the restaurant boasts a culinary experience fit for any foo...

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7 Super Rooftop Bars

We could wax all lyrical about how whiling away a sultry summer’s eve, sipping a fashionably-named cocktail, in one of Athens’ ravishing downtown rooftop bars is a match made in cinematic heaven. Or we could just keep quiet and let these stunning images by Maria-Irene Moschonas do all the talking. Modern Restaurant, Athens Was ...

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Archelaou, Pangrati’s Creative HQ

This narrow strip, just off the bustling Vas. Konstantinou street, until recently, was pock-marked with run-of-the-mill shops. Now a hipster hangout with cool restaurants, boutiques, design stores and cafes, its transformation is all the more striking as it is marked by a palpable sense of solidarity amongst its young entrepreneurs to mak...

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Blue Fish, meeting shellfish demands

An import from Paros, Blue Fish sets up base in Athens with the promise of sea-spray and island-charm at two distinct but equally attractive locales: Plaka and Vouliagmeni. Chef George Oikonomidis reworks the magic with which he wooed tourists and locals in Naoussa on Paros and brings his unique brand of Mediterranean-Japanese...

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