**Tsiknopempti 2012 & Carnivale**
Tsiknopempti or “Smoked Thursday” is February 16, 2012
Carnival Period begins February 5, 2012
Main Carnival Weekend: Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2012
Clean Monday: Monday, Feb 27th, 2012
I know, Smoke Thursday, only in Greece could they have a holiday about smoke …. but erase that image of a Great Greek SmokeOut and think mega Memphis BBQ, only Greek style! Tsiknopempti, smoke Thursday, is all about eating meat, smoked, grilled, broiled, meat meat and more meat – as a final goodbye to meat prior to the Apokreas fasting period before Greek Easter.
Watch this space for updates on where to book a table (yes, you’ll want to make sure you book your table at least one week in advance so ensure a place at this massive, festive grilled meat party!
For 2012, consider the following great “paidakia” places:
To Steki tou Elias, Thisseio
Elias Taverna, Plateia Proskapon
And search our food recommendations here on true-athens.com for other great “psistaria” in Athens.