Vintage Athens vol.2

1. Diporto – the most authentic tavern

Diporto - the most authentic tavern (culinary backstreets)
Diporto – the most authentic tavern (culinary backstreets)

It is a basement tavern in the central market of Athens. The 150 year old neoclassical building same age with the tavern, hides the most authentic tavern in Athens.

2. Avli – a backyard full of life

Avli - a backyard full of life (like a local)
Avli – a backyard full of life (like a local)

In the historic triangle of Athens there is a small tavern in a backyard called Avli which means ‘backyard’. This place is kinda secret. Maybe not anymore. When reaching you will hear voices and of course Greek music. The scenery you will see is like it came from the ’60s.

3. Varvakeios market – the geograpgy of Aegean

Varvakeios market (greek guide)
Varvakeios market (greek guide)

The market was built in 1886 and has fed many generations of Athenians!A morining walk to the fish market is suggested in order to meet the geograpgy of Aegean.

4. Cafe Melina – a greek bistro 

Cafe Melina - a greek bistro (weekenders)
Cafe Melina – a greek bistro (weekenders)

In one of the most picteresque and photographed streets of Plaka, stands this cafe which is dedicated to the legendary Melina Mercouri. The outside area is ideal for the sunny days.

5. Athens Culinary Backstreets Walks – a Culinary Delight

Myathenian tastes - Psiri Athens - Athenian gastronomy walk
Myathenian tastes – Psiri Athens – Athenian gastronomy walk by OlgaBo

Discover the markets and little speciality shops where Athenians shop, eat and generally hang out. Surprisingly many of these are definitely on the beaten track but hidden away from tourist eyes in side streets, alleys and arcades.

6. Heteroclito – a cosmopolitan wine bar

Heteroclito - a cosmopolitan wine bar (my secret athens)
Heteroclito – a cosmopolitan wine bar (my secret athens)

Near the Athens cathedral you can find the most elegant wine bar in Athens. Its name expresses the mood to conciliate different views while its aesthetic captivates the street life.


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