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Don’t tell Basil, but if I ever leave him, it will be for yet another Greek man. The problem is, I’m torn, for three very special Athenian men have stolen my heart, and I’d be hard pressed to decide between them, for they are each special and unique, and my time with each leaves me looking forward to our next visit …

It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but it’s not only men who have this weak spot, and thus, an Emperor’s namesake, a Greek God and an unlikely chef named for the crucifixion have each stolen a piece of my heart.
Read on to discover my three top picks for dining like a real Athenian.
The quintessential traditional taverna, with a great selection of always fresh fish and seafood
The Quick Greek, not your typical souvlaki stand,
Like being invited to a Greek home, remember “Cheers”? This is the place where everyone knows your name.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!