Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Food & Drink

Mexican Fiesta for snap-happy Hipsters

Frida Kahlo inspired Coyoacan promises margarita moments and Mexican fare Coyoacan. Named after Frida Kahlo’s birthplace, Coyoacan is recreated in Thisseio.  Escape to this impressive Mexican hacienda, with its unique and imposing Frida murals, neon skulls and retractable roof. The highly Instagrammable spot offers authentic M...

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Mediterranean cuisine, French vibes

Athens Insider reviews Cherchez la Femme!   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 times. Cherchez la Femme’s retro stylish decor and music provide the backdrop for traditional Greek meze di...

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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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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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Jazz up your Wednesdays!

Papillon Bistrot, the new all-day bar & restaurant in Psychiko, magnificently channels the heady jazz-bistro culture of Paris and New York from yesteryear. Reflecting aesthetic sensibilities from the Belle Epoque to the Jazz Age, Papillion is the perfect stage for decadent unrushed meals and a spot of nostalgia. With high ...

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What does Athens taste like? A melting pot of Tongues, Temperaments, and Terroirs

What would a city taste like? Would such a terroir be an amalgam of those of the more definable neighbourhoods that surround it? So would Exarcheia taste different from Kifissia or Kolonaki, and the taste of Athens be a sum of its parts? Or might it have a distinctive quality that—for different reasons—represents a break from expectations? ...

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