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cretan pitasFrom the time they first opened, I’ve been a big fan of the cafe and restaurant at the Acropolis Museum.  My first lunches there were all wonderful – tasty, healthy and authentically Greek: a fine selection of locally produced ingredients, a chance to sample various cheese and receipes from around Greece. And now, the staff of the museum has one upped themselves by doing away with the traditional idea of the Greek breakfast of coffee and a cigarette – beginning February 2 they’ve opened for breakfast on the weekends.

The menu features a selection of Greek morning items – and items we consider “breakfast” which Greeks might eat at other times of the day (oh, those Greek fried eggs, served here with a smokey Maniotis ham called siglino) or a scrambled eggs with tomatoes) as well as the more traditional morning food, koulouria, Greek sesame stick bread, served here with cheese. And don’t be put off by the not so inviting sounding “fresh olive oil fried bread”, I am guessing that would be one of my favorites, actually called “Avgofetes” the closest thing being our own french toast.


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!