Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Food & Drink


Elevated Riviera brunching

Mercato introduces Sunday brunch from November 3 through to April, that luxurious meal between breakfast and lunch, a perfect fit for the late-to-bed, late-to-rise Mediterranean lifestyle, with a brunch menu that makes the weekend wait more than worth it! On Sundays, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, spoil yourself for choice with an ex...

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Summer in a Bottle

Eleni Kefalopoulou raises a glass to Greece’s indigenous whites. The glorious Greek summer is here! A beautiful orange sun warming my back in Byzantine Monemvasia, a walk through Lefkes in Paros, the dry salty wind mixing with the aroma of indigenous flowers, a plunge into the tropical waters of Halkidiki, a coffee in the shad...

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Chef Alain Bossé, The Kilted Chef

Alain Bossé, also known as the Kilted Chef, will be visiting Athens as part of Canada Day celebrations on July 1. He has travelled the world from kitchens to convention centres sharing his expertise and love for buying and eating local ingredients. With his signature tartan kilt, proud Acadian heritage and undeniable flair for...

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Vouliagmeni’s best restaurants right now

From classic spots you know and love to the Athenian Coast’s trailblazers, here is our compilation of dining options in Athens’ preferred summering destination, Vouliagmeni. They may be good-value-for-money, a reliable source of fun, or temples of fine dining – but they all define and capture Vouliagmeni’s classy spirit and island-in-the-...

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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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