Top Things To Eat And Drink In Athens

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 02 June 2016
Top Things To Eat And Drink In Athens
Travel blogger and author Rebecca Hall, shares her advice on the best dishes and drinks in Athens and the local spots to find them! Here are just a few:

1. Koulouri
This tasty snack is a simple ring of bread sprinkled with sesame seeds or cheese and olives and is sold from koulouri stands all over the city.

Where to Get Koulouri: To koulouri tou Psyri is the bakery that supplies the majority of stands in the Athens area, and it is located in the Psyri neighborhood of Athens, near Monastiraki.

2. Souvlaki
The Greek version of fast food, it’s actually quite healthy. Souvlaki (loosely translated “little skewer”) is cubes of grilled pork or lamb on a stick. Most often it is served with tomato, onion, parsley, tzatziki and fries wrapped in pita bread.

Where to Get Souvlaki: The locals tend to go to Kosta’s, operating since 1950 and located just off Mitropoleos Street near Syntagma Square.

3. Greek Coffee
Ground coffee beans and cold water are slowly brought to a boil in a small pot called a briki with your desired amount of sugar . Then the sweetened coffee is poured into your cup. Like everything else in Greece, it’s designed to be enjoyed slowly.

Where to Find Greek Coffee: Greek coffee can be ordered in any café, but the best non-touristy places in central Athens are located in Iroon Square in the neighborhood of Psiri, near Monasteraki.

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