Athens Insider Summer 2022

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The Baklava Challenge: Master this Greek dessert with an easy-to-follow recipe

Make the most of the lockdown and try and master a few classic Greek desserts. Private chef and culinary expert, Christina Vlahoulis, is spending quality quarantine time in her Athens kitchen, whipping up a storm of Greek delights such as the always classic baklava. It’s time to face your fears of phyllo and dive head first into this baki...

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Thanassis, a meat restaurant that lives up to its reputation seven decades on

The veritable oldest restaurant in Athens, ‘Thanasis 1948’ was established, you guessed it, in 1948. It’s a wonderful melange between an authentic Greek taverna and a top notch grill house. Its 3rd generation of family owners has maintained the old school décor and the incredible quality of the meat, whilst updating new grilling methods and adding ...

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Dine Athens Restaurant Week

WHAT: Alpha Bank has successfully organized the premier culinary week of Athens for the last four years under the heading "Dine Athens", inviting the Athenian public to taste specially designed menus at affordable prices. As part of the 4th “Dine Athens Restaurant Week”, from January 28th to February 13th 2020, more than 30,000 Athenians took advan...

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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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A destiny tied to the sea and the senses

Acknowledged as the face of contemporary seafood cuisine in Greece, Lefteris Lazarou’s open-minded and informal approach to fine dining has made Varoulko a place of gastronomic pilgrimage. “Food, should viscerally, instinctively, spiritually, transform you. It should, and has the power to inspire, astonish, shock, excite, deli...

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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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Athens Restaurant Week

WHAT: Foodie utopia as the hugely popular Athens Restaurant Week, hosted by Alpha Bank, rolls into town for the third year, offering special lunch or dinner deals at 120 select restaurants. This is your chance to dine at some of the capital’s most prestigious eateries, including Michelin-starred culinary landmarks and exciting creative gourmet hots...

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