Athens city break

One wonderful day in Athens

The Parthenon & Lycabettus hill, walking in Athens

Most of the people who visit Greece, usually fly to Athens. Be it at the height of summer, when Athens is swarming with visitors making their way to the islands or during winter, when mild weather and winter sun will help you recharge your batteries. However, it’s no secret that the best time to enjoy a crowd-free capital is in the autumn and spring. No matter which time of the year you choose to visit, the fact is you will be spending at least one day in Athens. For me, Athens is certainly worth visiting longer than just for a quick weekend break but it is so often the case that busy people have little time on their hands. So, how do you spend your day when you only have 24 hours in Athens? Here are a few suggestions to get you started: Continue reading

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To Limani and a few words on Greek fish taverns

 palaia Fokaia Greek fish taverns @eatyourselfgreek

I have many friends who visit Greece for holidays. More often than not this would be an escape on the islands, be it glamorous Mykonos, romantic Santorini or a chilled road-trip to the Peloponnese. Of course Athens will be kept for the prized city break of winter sun. If you are a first timer you are certainly going to keep yourself busy in the center, hopping from museum to museum and strolling in the center of Plaka. But what do Athenians do on their weekend?
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Bruschettas with courgette and smoked mackerel

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Slowly, very, very slowly we are dragging from summer into September. I took it easy this summer and enjoyed a few beaches around Athens in August whilst everyone was away on the islands. Along with all the wonderful summer fruit, from apricots to peaches and figs, I have been enjoying veggies a lot. I went crazy on courgettes recently. There is my favourite courgette bruschettas recipe from chef Aria Pouliou below, I couldn’t stop eating it. I still cannot to be honest. Continue reading

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Eat like a Greek

The project

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How often do you eat home-cooked food when you’re travelling abroad? If the answer is “not very often”, I’m about to change this.  Because in Greece we LOVE our souvlakia but we mostly care about home-cooked food. And I know exactly where you can find it in Athens so that you too can Eat Like A Greek! Continue reading

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VIMAgourmet foodblog awards winner

an award from my fans, an award from the critics panel

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Yesterday, I attended Vima gourmet food blog awards competition ceremony. Would I win it? Would I not? I had no clue. On my way to Technopolis, I was trying to tame my hair from unruly winds that were sweeping through Athens. I soon settled in, nibbling on lovely food, glass of wine at hand socialising with 32 wonderful bloggers. A great opportunity to finaly meet people I have been chatting to in flesh and bone. We don’t exist only on the internet you know, we are pretty much real. And what did I take home? An award from my fans and an award from the critics panel for the recipes. Continue reading

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My 10 favourite ethnic cuisines in Athens

      by Anna Paparizou, dreamista.gr

A good reason to travel – for me and many other people – is to try regional cuisine. That’s why I got myself to Mexico, I visited Italy twice and I revisit Turkey again and again: I love their cuisine! When I don’t travel, I enjoy dining in Athens. Just like any old metropolis, Athens loves good food and it works like a meeting point for foreigners from all over the globe – people who keep the memories of their country alive through taste and recipes. Continue reading

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