Classic taverns in the neighbourhoods of Athens

What could characterize a tavern as classic? Is it its long history, its popularity, the quality of its cuisine or its durability over time? It’s all these elements together. It is the tavern that makes you feel at home, serves quality comfort food and evokes a feeling of intimacy. In this article we present six…

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of them, although very important at the time they were made,…

Revealing the secret sights of Athens

Athens is a popular tourist destination with many important sights of universal significance. In this article we are presenting 7 sights that are relatively unknown to the public and remain almost secret, although they are inextricably linked to the history of the city. Temple of Artemis Agrotera & The Shadow of the Old Lady (Ναός…

Straight from the oven – 8 places for Peinirli in Athens

Peinirli or penirli (πεϊνιρλί ή πενιρλί) is a type of long narrow open pie, containing basically cheese, to which various fillings could be added. Its origin is from Turkey, where it is known as “pide”. The word “peinirli” etymologically comes from the Turkish word “peynirli” which means “with cheese”. It is also known as the…

Grab a spoon : The best places for ice cream in Athens

The weather is warming up and after the lockdown, Athens is gaining back her life. It is the perfect time to search and taste the best ice cream in the city. Ice cream itself needs no introduction and it is irrelevant if it was discovered by the Italians or someone else. These are our favourite…

Rediscover Athens – A phototour

Now that traveling abroad is impossible and the lockdown has made us reevaluate things, it is time to rediscover and appreciate the beauties of our country. Let’s start with our city. Just make a walk around and notice all the things you had for granted and never stopped to watch and taste. How long has…

Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history

Our city is resting and always waiting for us to rediscover it … Aiolou is one of the most historic and characteristic streets in Athens’ centre. A walk down this pedestrian street is like walking through the city’ s history and past. It starts near Omonoia square and ends in Plaka near the Roman market….

A Kurdish corner in the heart of Athens

  In the urban neighbourhood of Gkyzi near the centre of Athens and very close to one of the very few green parks in Athens, Pedion Areos, the last years a small community has been formed by Kurdish refugees. They have their own stores and live peacefully among the older inhabitants of the area. At…

Take a bite : Best places for piroshki in Athens

Piroshki (aka Pirozhki) are Russian and Ukrainian baked or fried boat-shaped buns with a variety of fillings. Piroshki are a popular street food and comfort food in eastern Europe. There are regional varietes of Piroshki, especially around the Balkans. The Greek variety is influenced by eastern cuisine and piroshki are sold as a type of fast food. The Greek piroshki is usually…