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Friday, September 20, 2019

Athens Eats

I was only in Athens for three short days and had to squeeze all my tourist essentials and food lists before heading off to Mykonos for #JaneHanpinlyMarried (up next). For me, I will always set my mind right before visiting a new country and knowing that their local food might not be prepared to our taste bud. But surprisingly, I'm in love with all the Greek food and below are my fav restaurants and cafes to go. 
RESTAURANTS
#1 Tzitzikas Kai Mermigas 
This cheery modern place sits smack in the middle of central Athens, very close to Syntagma Square. With a menu offering traditional dishes with a twist, it features a variety of meat plates as well as salads. 

#2 Mam
On the corner of Panepistimiou and Ippokratous street, it's so tiny that you might miss it when locating the shop. Mam is one of the city's cheese pie shop with more than 60 years history.

#3 Lefteris O Politis
If you are looking for beef souvlaki in Athens, this should be your first stop. The meat here is juicy with fat, topping with the chilli powder creates a strong punch. 

#4 Diporto Agora
It is an underground taverna located at the corner of Sokratous and Theatrou Streets. Mind you, this place has no sign. It took us a while to find this 150-year-old building entrance. There are two doors, which lead to a vintage cellar, no menu and yet it was one of the most stunning dining experience we ever had.  

#5 Seychelles
This neo-taverna in the Metaxourgeio district is a local favourite for its reinvented Greek classics, such as slow-cooked octopus, papardeles and grilled hallumi (cheese). 

CAFES
#6 Couleur Locale
Nestled in a quaint arcade in Normanou street (Monastiraki area), it holds the reigns of one of the most beautiful terraces of Athens with its rooftop view facing Acropolis. Pop by for cocktails/coffee during sunset time is the best.  

#7 Mr Bean Coffee Brewers 
If you are looking for good coffee. 

#8 Taf Coffee
Another great coffee place, which is a stone away from Mr Bean.

#9 Yiasemi
Located on the narrow steps of Mnisikleous Street in the heart of Plaka, Yiaemi is truly prevails a small hidden treasure with picturesque atmosphere, tasty homemade food and desserts as well as genuine Greek coffee. 

DESSERTS
#10 Fresko Yoghurt Bar
Just because it's near Acropolis so perhaps you can get some healthy snacks before/after visiting. 

#11 Sorolop 
It's a sweet spot located right next to Exarchia square. You can have it take-away while visiting the area.

BAR
#12 Noel
Bringing the feelings of the festive season, entering Noel makes you feel like Christmas all over again. 

Till then Athens, you will be missed. 
Hope to visit you very soon x
It's been 3 months since my Europe trip and I've been wanting to write about my favourite city among all I visited - Greece. It's a fantastic country that offer everything from beaches and islands to culture and history as well as delicious food and friendliest locals among EU.

If you haven't been to Greece, here are why:
#1 Plaka 
Plaka is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Athens, with its small alleys, lovely neoclassical buildings and small cafes, traditional tavernas, souvenir ships and ancient ruins in almost every corner. It's located in the heart of the center Athens, just under the Acropolis hill, yet has a totally different vibe than the rest of the city center, creating a feeling of nostalgia of the old Athens. 
A special mention needs to be made here to Anafiotia, the most unique spot overlooking the Acropolis hill. 

#2 Monastiraki Flea Market 
An instagram walk around Monastiraki in Athens as it offers quirky items from antique to touristy items. They have similar small shops of which most of them are same stuff you will find on Adrianou street in Plaka too. 

#3 The Acropolis 
It's one of the world's greatest treasure. Athens sits under the watchful eye of the Parthenon, the ancient temple - the Erechtion, has beautiful stonework and the stunning theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, are all must check-list.

#4 Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is a must-see as it offers priceless artifacts found on the Acropolis and spanning a period from the Mycenaean times up to the Roman and Early Christian eras. 

#5 Syntagma Square
We randomly walked pass this central square while heading for desserts. Apparently it is a one of the touristy spot. 

#6 Exarcheia (Downtown Athens)
Exarcheia has edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and many nice coffee shops. 

#7 Mount Lycabettus
It was not in our top 3 list to visit this place, but apparently we found out our airbnb were right at the bottom of the hill so why not. We took a small hike (with stairs) and a cable car up to see the best sunset in Athens. 
Till then, wait for my food lists! 
x

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