Spanakorizo and a guided tour of Athens with Ms Marmite lover

I had visitors from London last weekend. I love having guests over, especially from my old home and have to admit I miss the city a little. Kerstin, better known as Ms Marmite Lover, is the personification of London: lively, spirited, dynamic, an ingenious chef and instrumental in establishing the city’s supper-clubs back in 2009! There was a lot of talk about cooking and blogging and an exchange of amazing ideas, but our conversations kept coming back to Athens, what is really going on here?
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A stroll on the hills of Athens

There is nothing better than a Sunday stroll and yesterday Athens was shining under a crisp and clear sun. No matter how cliché it might sound, I love the ancient part of the city and I never get tired of strolling around the hills of the Acropolis. It’s not just me either, it seemed as if the whole of Athens came out for a stroll yesterday and of course a coffee under the ancient rock. For me it was even more special yesterday, as I shared the view with my other half who doesn’t often get the chance to enjoy Athens.

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Flisvos, a seaside stroll

Flisvos is the first sea-front stretch you encounter when leaving Athens behind.

It’s a wonderful place name, evoking the sound of small waves breaking peacefully on the shoreline. Flisvos served as the first port of Athens back in the 5th century BC, but today it is part of a quiet suburb. Even so, a promenade along the sea front remains unbeatable.

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