Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Brown Acropol

The flagship hotel of Tel Aviv-based Brown Hotels in Greece, the Brown Acropol sits pretty on the newly refurbished Omonoia square, lending a much needed air of retro sophistication and hipster cool to Athens’ commercial district. Overview The ‘60s bohemian vibe comes through in the earthy, colour palettes an...

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Drakoulis Dry and Raw

Its dark, intimidating entrance sends out a clear message: only serious epicureans need enter. Overview Voula, Athens, Greece This is a shrine to all things meaty. The chef-butcher here, after whom the restaurant is named, is obsessed with cuts, and Drakoulis is only one of two venues in Greece to serve Kobe b...

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Tartare

French cuisine at its most classic, this Glyfada institution has been around for at least two decades. Overview Glyfada, Athens, Greece In a cosy, bistro-like environment, this is where you head to when you crave a beef tartare or a Chateaubriand. Tartare manages to combine two rare virtues in the restaurant b...

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Coyoacan Plaza

Everything here exudes beachside indulgence. A play on Mexiterranean flavours, the décor here is distinctly bohemian. Overview Varkiza, Athens, Greece Reminiscent of a beach club in Ibiza, come here dayside for a dip and a sip, stay on for a tantalising meal and be prepared to party till the wee hours. [inf...

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Ark

For a swish dining experience, by the water, look no further. This is where southerners convene for cocktails and spell-binding views. Acclaimed chef Yiannis Baxevannis’ award-winning cuisine matches the stellar setting. Overview Glyfada, Athens, Greece Expect imaginative cocktails, curated wine-list, personal...

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Colonial

Think lush, manicured golfing greens and elegant evenings with refined company, exquisite cuisine and sophisticated service. Dining at Colonial is heartfelt hospitality at its classiest. Overview Glyfada, Athens, Greece Open all day-long for brunches, lunches, dinners, coffee and cocktails, Colonial harks back...

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Blends

Part of the wave of enthusiastic, post-financial-crisis upscale all-day café-bar-restaurants, this sprawling space spread across several floors, oozes flamboyant Miami-esque appeal. Overview Glyfada, Athens, Greece It comes equipped with a private cigar lounge, doubles up as an art gallery, serves an interesti...

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Sea Spice

Shaped like a luxury yacht with a staircase that looks like a giant cinematic reel, this is clearly the new People-Watching HQ of Glyfada. Overview Glyfada, Athens, Greece Sea Spice, Pere Ubu’s sister establishment, has just the right degree of fuss and fusion to elevate the senses without destroying the soul ...

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