Aiolou Street – Walking through Athens’ history

Our city is resting and always waiting for us to rediscover it … Aiolou is one of the most historic and characteristic streets in Athens’ centre. A walk down this pedestrian street is like walking through the city’ s history and past. It starts near Omonoia square and ends in Plaka near the Roman market….

A Kurdish corner in the heart of Athens

  In the urban neighbourhood of Gkyzi near the centre of Athens and very close to one of the very few green parks in Athens, Pedion Areos, the last years a small community has been formed by Kurdish refugees. They have their own stores and live peacefully among the older inhabitants of the area. At…

Take a bite : Best places for piroshki in Athens

Piroshki (aka Pirozhki) are Russian and Ukrainian baked or fried boat-shaped buns with a variety of fillings. Piroshki are a popular street food and comfort food in eastern Europe. There are regional varietes of Piroshki, especially around the Balkans. The Greek variety is influenced by eastern cuisine and piroshki are sold as a type of fast food. The Greek piroshki is usually…

Soaked in syrup : The best galaktoboureko in Athens

Galaktoboureko is a traditional syropy sweet dessert made in a baking pan consisting mainly of phyllo and custard cream. There are various recipes and ways to prepare it but the cream usually has a lemon or vanilla flavour, while the syrup is made from sugar and water. Although it is considered traditionally Greek, some believe…

10 + 1 places in Athens for a perfect coffee break

A cup of coffee is a serious issue in Athens. Athenians love coffee. You will see them walking around with a coffee in their hand every hour of the day. There are canteens, cafes, coffee houses, coffee restaurants at almost every street of the city. Everyone has his/her favourite cafe and it is really hard…

Kypseli : Catch the vibe of a changing city

Kypseli is a neighbourhood in central Athens and one of the oldest urban areas of the city. Kypseli until the beginning of the 20th century was a rural area with a few estates and country houses (Konstantinos Kanaris a hero of the Greek revolution lived here). In 1908 it was bounded and planned by the engineer…

Mets : Discover Athens most charming neighbourhood

Mets is a small neighbourhood, very close to all the main touristic attractions of the city center (it is a 10 minutes walk from Acropolis and just a few hundred meters from Kallimarmaro Stadium) but it is not touristic at all. It is located on Logginos hill and between Ardittos hill and the First Cemetery…

Slice by slice : The best pizza in Athens

Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along with its variants, has spread all over the world. In 2009, upon Italy’s request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Guaranteed Dish and in 2017 the art of its making was…

6 places in downtown Athens to eat like a local

Downtown Athens offers you many choices for eating out. However there are a few places, loved by the locals and those who work at the city center, that could offer you a truly Athenian experience. Nothing fancy,  just tasty old-fashioned food, at unpretentious places. Here are our top picks for eating out like a local…