My Week in Athens… Nov 15

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Nov 15
No I did not participate in the Athens Classic Marathon this past weekend – but I did venture out to support (in wonderment) the thousands of people who did! Sunday was one of those autumn days that define my love for Athens – sunny, warm, people everywhere… and lots of traffic. I don’t remember how I made it down to the centre, but eventually I caught sight of the action. So great to see so many people, runners and on-lookers, it seemed the whole city was outside! I was (almost) inspired to put a 10k on my list of to-do’s for next year ;)

The afternoon was a mix of coffee and meze at a neighbourhood taverna behind the Akropolis Museum – Mani Mani is a great little ‘local’ treat. The menu is a delicious twist on typical tavern fare, with traditional and not-so-traditional food from the southern Peloponnese.

Later in the evening, I met up with some friends for a catch-up at Gazarte.

Gazarte is on the sophisticated end of things in Gazi, with live events, an art-house cinema, bar and restaurant. It’s the kind of place that has something for everyone – in an atmosphere that is decidedly ‘comfy’ and welcoming, with a great cocktail list.

Traffic and an evening protest notwithstanding, Sunday proved to be a great day. With friends, food and fun on the ticket, what could be better….

Until next week,


Mani Mani
Falirou 10, Makriyianni

Voutadon 34 , Gazi

In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…