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Oinothyra, Understated & off the beaten path

One of our favorite places to go when we’re seeking out a bit of creativity on our plates, without the “show” that usually goes along with those kinds of places.…

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How to dine like a Greek

You’ve found a restaurant that looks good to you. There are lots of people so you know the food is fresh. You survey the restaurant and locate an empty table.…

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Ep’ Avli, neo-classical gem

Most People visiting Athens Old Olympic Stadium never venture up the narrow staircase to the far left of the Stadium (as you face it). It’s a shame, since those who…

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Weekend breakfast overlooking the Parthenon

From 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…

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Athens Discount Card

Special tourist & visitor discounts at select Athens businesses Groupon and other coupon programs are all the rage these days. So much so that no one expects to pay full…

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To Market, To Market … Athens Farmer’s Markets

Ever since my first trip to Athens in 1989 I have been fascinated by outdoor street markets. Back then large chain supermarkets were non-existent in Greece, so each neighborhood had…

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What’s your favorite souvlaki in Athens?

O LefterisSatobriande Street, behind the Hondos Center off of Omonia SquareOpen noon ’til around 4:30 PM, maybe 5, perhaps even 7:00 PM … Stop a hundred Athenians on any street…

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Sunday afternoon in the countryside

Sundays are for family and friends in Greece, and what better way to share it than around the table with good food and good company? Would you like to visit…

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Dionysos – the Quick (Budget friendly) Greek

Dionysios Imittou 95, Pagrati – 210/75-11-001 Open daily from noon until midnight (or later) It probably isn’t much of a surprise that I’d fall for the Greek God of wine,…

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