Tag Results for 'downtown Athens'

Weathering the Storm: Athens Eateries in a Time of Crisis

With the banks closed for almost two weeks and Greece’s position in the eurozone the subject of heated debate and endless negotiations for the past several months, we wondered how some of our favorite restaurants were coping. Continue »

Mama Roux: Athens Globetrotter

In Athens, apart from traditional or nouvelle Greek, you can find almost any kind of cuisine you crave, but usually not under one roof. Continue »

Bean Week: Greece's National Treasure

If there is one single food family that shows off the breadth and extent of the collective Greek culinary imagination, it has to be the humble legume. Continue »

Diporto: Time Travel Taverna

Editor’s note: It’s Soup Week at Culinary Backstreets, and today we head to a 128-year-old basement taverna in downtown Athens that serves a wintertime specialty of chickpea soup. Continue »

Best Bites of 2014: Athens

Editor’s note: The year is coming to an end, which means it’s time for us to look back on all the great eating experiences we had in 2014 and name our favorites among them. Continue »

Layover in Athens: Make the Most of 5, 10 or 24 Hours

Whether you are arriving in Athens by ship or airplane, both the port and the airport are near enough to be able to venture out and enjoy a little bit of the city if you have at least a few hours.  Continue »

Shoppers’ Delight: Athens' Central Market District

Editor’s note: This is a taste of some of the stops we make on our Athens Culinary Walk, so if you like what you see here, you should consider joining us on a walk when you’re next in Athens. Continue »

“Dirty” Dining: The Food Trucks of Athens, Part 2

Athens has never been an in-bed-by-11-p.m. kind of city. We Athenians are all about having a good time for as much of the time as possible, so we’re often out drinking and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Continue »

Peri Lesvou: From Lesbos with Love

Athinas is one of our favorite streets in the whole of Athens. Running from Omonia to Monastiraki squares, it has a scruffy, chaotic, disreputable charm that has hardly changed since we moved to Greece more than 40 years ago. Continue »

Gastronomy Museum: Edible Exhibits

In June of this year, a new museum joined the roster of cultural institutions in Athens and is the first dedicated to Greek gastronomy. Continue »

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