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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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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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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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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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New Discoveries in Athens

It feels like months since I’ve written anything new on True-Athens.com. Part of the problem I face is that it feels like when I’m in Athens I get so (happily)…

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Greek food: How to clean a fish

I was working on this blog post in the late afternoon on August 17, 2011 when the phone rang. It was my mother telling me something was wrong with my…

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Greek dining: Where is the check?

You found the perfect restaurant. You got yourself a table and waited patiently for the server to you. You’ve visited the steam table or the kitchen, where you lifted pot…

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The mystery of the asterisk (*) on a Greek restaurant menu

Greeks, the founders of Mediterranean diet, are believers in freshness. Since the discovery of refrigeration, many food products are frozen before distribution. Even though Westerners and Europeans see nothing wrong…

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Politico – anatolian dining off Syntagma Square

Politico Mitropoleos 3, Syntagma Square Locals in Athens know that late July to mid August can be a hit or miss time to head out to their favorite restaurants. Like…

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