S. Rekdal

Eating in Athens

One city- numerous gastronomical sceneries.

‘’Souvlaki’’ or ‘’teriyaki’’? ‘’taboule’’ or ‘’soufflé’’? Whatever is your favourite taste, you’ll enjoy it in Athens! Almost in every corner of the city, you’ll find the world famous greek tavernas, souvlaki corners as well as ethnic or multi-culti cuisine spots. In the ancient land of olive trees and vineyards, a connoisseur will discover some of the international gastronomy ‘’temples’’, prized with Michelin stars! But what is unique about Athens is the extraordinary kaleidoscope of different sceneries for enjoying your breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or simply a coffee or a drink!

Under the Acropolis. Eat and drink like Greek Ancient Gods! In the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka, Thissio, Petralona having a breathtaking view of Parthenon.

In the historical- commercial triangle. Syntagma- Omonoia- Monastiraki. Historical squares, industrial buildings, byzantine churches, hipster’s hot spots compose a unique urban scenery for enjoying your sips and bites!

By the seaside. Along the Athenian Riviera, in the Piraeus area, on the East Coast of Attica, savour delicious fresh fish and seafood. At Cape Sounio, close to Poseidon’s temple, don’t miss the experience of enjoying an aperitif while admiring the sunset.

In the cool gardens of the northern suburbs. Chalandri, Pendeli, Kifissia, Stamata, Drossia offer you the shade of their plane trees to enjoy great meat barbecues at nearby tavernas!

Vineyards of Attica. Did you know that Athens is the only European capital where vineyards and wineries lie within a stone’s throw from the city? Come to Athens and let the aroma take you through memorable wine routes in one of the world’s oldest grapevine plantations and try old classic or new labels in the cellars. The local wineries are open to visitors for a tour around and some sampling before selection and purchase.

Taste the superb Attican varieties. Famous Greek and international varieties such as: Savvatiano , Roditis, Athiri, Vilana, White Muscat, Assyrtiko, Robola, Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat of Hamburg, Fileri and Malagouzia flourish in the land of Attica.

Cheers with retsina! This unique, resin-enriched, wine was born in the land of Attica and boasts an unbroken history spanning 4,000 years!