Foodathlon, the Athens Marathon and a giveaway


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Foodathlon & eatyourselfgreek giveaway october 2018

How sporty do you feel? I admit, my sport is my kitchen but in view of the Athens Marathon I teamed up with Foodathlon, a new cultural and gastronomic initiative. We teamed up with a view to celebrate healthy living and give a foodie spin to the original Athens Marathon. Read on – we have a giveaway for you. Continue reading

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Open-air cinemas in Athens, therino


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Summer in the city comes with scorching temperatures in Athens but also great pleasures. For a change I’m not talking food, but the gorgeous screens you can find all over Athens:therino, our open air cinema! Continue reading

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Athens city break


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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


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 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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Spondi, an ode to flavour


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Foie Gras- Mandarine- Xocopili Chocolate Macarron

Spondi restaurant has its home in Pagrati for 20 years now. I was a guest at their 20th birthday but given the opportunity I would certainly visit in any occasion, celebratory or not.

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Holmes Place Cafe, Athens


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One life, live it well!

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A couple of weeks back I was invited to the launch of Holmes Place cafe, they celebrated their new menu with brunch. I had my doubts as you can imagine, Holmes Place are renown for their state of the art gym facilities in Athens. What is the foodie going to do at the gym? Continue reading

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25 years, 25 flavours at NJV Athens Plaza


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NJV-Athens-Plaza---Parliament-Restaurant-H-(6) Last Tuesday I was a guest to a very special anniversary. Executive Chef Nikos Giannopoulos celebrated 25 years of flavours at the Parliament, the restaurant at Athens Plaza hotel. It was a journey of flavour, marking every year with a very special dish.

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Top 10 souvenirs from Greece, foodies only


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top 10 Greek productsDo you have the habit of bringing a little souvenir back home from your holiday? I certainly do, normally something small, easy to carry and full of flavour. Now, I can imagine you coming to Greece, lazing on that sun-bed with a book at hand, enjoying the sea breeze and savouring amazing food. There is nothing better than taking back home a bit of this flavour along with your holiday snaps. Continue reading

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Little gems of Athens


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going out in Athens

So here is me, being out with friends for the best part of last week. We went for drinks, we went for food, we went all over the place, even to the open-air cinema; the screens have started opening their doors the past couple of weeks. It’s been a while that I wanted to do a best of list of places for going out in Athens and I am always met with indecisiveness – there are too many places with gorgeous views to the Parthenon, scrumptious food and delectable cocktails. My lists are growing long, very long indeed but here are a few gems I visited last week that I will definitely recommend to anyone stopping by Athens for a long weekend. Continue reading

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