Food & Drink
Michael Winterbottom's Trip to Greece launches this week at cinemas across Greece. The comedic-culinary travelogue featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will draw you in with their singular brand of wit, with pit-stops at Greece's fave gourmet destinations. Behind-the-scenes shots with Chef Lefteris Lazarou and his team at Varoulko Seasi...
Chef Luca Piscazzi brings his impressive talent and appetite for experimentation to Four Seasons Athens this summer. Piscazzi’s presence in the hotel is set to not only raise the culinary bar in Four Seasons Athens; but it will undoubtedly make the gastronomic landscape in Greece a lot more exciting.
Four Seasons pulls off a c...
It’s everything you’ve come to expect of Beefbar, and those who have been to its outposts all over the world will confirm, it’s the right balance of flashy and laid-back, making it the perfect place for a hedonistic, meaty getaway. Expect sleek service, fine dining street food with international influences, designer plateware with a cheek...
Unbeatable waterfront views, inviting décor, and refined Mediterranean cuisine redolent with the promise of a carefree summer – Del Posto, the new Italian outpost in Vouliagmeni Bay is a welcome addition to coastal dining.
With Vouliagmeni’s famed turquoise bay for a backdrop, to the sight of young sailing enthusiasts learning t...
Until recently, Athens was merely a pit stop on the queer map for LGBTQ travellers on their way to the freedom and open-mindedness of gay-friendly Mykonos. Thanks to some pioneering bars, clubs, restaurants and Gen Z’s refusal to be narrow-minded or categorised by gender or sexual preference labels, the Athenian LGBTQ scene is finally OUT...
When the bars finally open doors after a two-month drought on May 25, which of our fave five bars will you be headed to?
Baba au Rum
If you like rum-based drinks, this is your natural habitat. Baba Au Rum, placed among the 50 best bars in the world, is the go-to place for daiquiris and rum-based negronis blended with hand-selec...
When his award-winning restaurant Pied à Terre in London's tony Fitzrovia neighbourhood closed temporarily for the lockdown, Michelin chef Asimakis Chaniotis has been in Athens with his family and has been tantalising his legion of Instagram followers with his ostensibly easy, masterfully-crafted dishes. He speaks to Elena Panayides on ex...
Chef Christofors Peskias creates a delightfully fresh soup to usher in the summer.
Ingredients: (4 servings)
1 large hothouse cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 cups honeydew pieces, peeled, seeded and cubed
8 oz. (227 gr.) Greek strained yoghurt
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and ...
Now that we've all taken to testing our culinary skills, Christina Vlahouli urges us to try out easy-to-make Greek comfort food. Her courgettes with minced meat recipe captures the wholesomeness of home-cooking as few dishes do.
6-8 medium round courgettes
1 kilo ground beef
2 tablespoon olive oil + a little ...
Konstantinos Votsalas suggests a three-ingredient, low-carb, fresh and light salad to usher in the end of lockdown.
Ingredients: (1 serving)
2 tomatoes, peeled
1 oz. (90 gr.) formaela cheese, cut into 3 slices
2 tbsp. extra-virgin Greek olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
A few small sprigs o...
Skies stained in orange hues, nature in full bloom, cocktails on the terrace! Whether in lockdown or not, experiment with some basic alchemy to match nature in your drink. Our in-house bartender Elian Clauss concocts a refreshing aperitif that adds much-needed cheer to your quarantine days!
A delightfully floral and fresh aperit...
You want the trappings of Easter minus the long hours slaving over a barbecue? Athens Insider has the answer to your Easter prayers for a festive Paschal meal, delivered to your doorstep.
Lots of wine, an orgy of succulent spit-roast lamb and kokoretsi, an egg-cracking competition and much merriment – a lot of reasons why we l...