Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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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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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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