Everything in the Middle: 8 of the Best Restaurants for Sharing Food

Greeks have always placed food in the middle of the table. It’s a practice that’s observed throughout the Mediterranean. Middle Eastern delicacies, Italian antipasti and Spanish tapas fill the tables reflecting the traditions, warmth, light-heartedness and sheer joy of sharing. Of course, letting everyone have their own plate and eat whatever they crave in peace … Read more

5 New Food & Drink Stops in Vibrant Pangrati, Central Athens

Blind Spot A barber shop upstairs, brunch downstairs. Blind Spot, which opened a few weeks ago high up on Euphranoros St, combines these two disparate functions in a nice, bright space with plants and large wooden tables. The coffee they serve comes from Area 51’s Greek roasters while the menu includes, among other things, fluffy … Read more

Exarchia’s 10 Best Food and Drink Haunts this Summer

Once known as the stomping grounds of students and anarchists, Exarchia has opened up to an ever-increasingly broad array of visitors. Still beloved for its neoclassical buildings and sardonic murals, chilled-vibe cafes and late night drinking holes, the neighborhood now has several new additions to its lively dining and drinking scene that are gradually changing … Read more

5 Athens Squares for Food and Drinks in the Summer

Proskopon Square A visit to the Pangrati neighborhood’s busy Proskopon Square reveals a vibrant mosaic of popular hangouts and brand-new restaurants and bars to discover. There’s something here for everyone. For beer and simple meze we have Trigono and Aerostat – both a little bohemic and with plenty of regular patrons, very relaxed, unpretentious, and … Read more

5 Food Stops in Drapetsona, Piraeus

The gastronomic map of the urban region stretching from Agios Dionysios to Drapetsona and from Keratsini to Tabouria was created within the decade between 1920 and 1930, with the inflow and settlement of Greek refugees from Asia Minor. At the time, Drapetsona was an industrial area which mainly consisted of slaughterhouses, olive oil mills, gunpowder … Read more

Travel writers explore Crete’s food, culture, hikes, history, hotels & landscapes

Top photo: Mountains rise behind Agia Roumeli, a seaside village at the foot of the Samaria Gorge. Bottom picture: an artist sketches at the Minoan-era Palace of Knossos near Heraklion. The gorge and palace are two of the top visitor attractions on Crete, the biggest island in Greece. Big destination: If you’ve got your sights … Read more

Taste Greece at Mia Feta, the only-one-of-its-kind feta bar and food shop in Thessaloniki

Mia Feta and some of its many dishes and products are seen in a collage of images from social media pages for the Thessaloniki restaurant and retail shop “Nettle risotto with feta mousse, truffled feta ravioli, feta panacotta with bee pollen and tomato jam. Who knew feta wasn’t just for Greek salad? — the Mia … Read more