Athens is an all-seasons destination and has a wide variety of alternatives to offer you no matter whether you will visit it in summer or winter. The high-class hotels, the trendy restaurants and cozy cafes, the imposing monuments, the intense nightlife and the smooth climate make Athens an ideal destination for a winter city break.read more
How should I drink ouzo?
Drink ouzo with cold water!
Ouzo is one of the favourite liquors of the Greeks, especially during summer time... But which is the right way to drink it?
First of all you have to buy a 100% distilled ouzo. If it is 100% distilled it will be written on its bottle. Shake the bottle so as to mix the alcohol and pour ouzo into a narrow glass until you fill its 1/3. Fill the glass with cold water and then one or two cubes of ice. Time to enjoy with good company!
Do I have to speak Greek in Athens?
No! The majority of Greeks speak English; especially the ones working in tourism sector. Street names are transliterated with Latin letters, so it will be easy for you to find your way.
For a peculiar reason most signs of the stores and the restaurants of Athens are in English language - making it easier for the tourists and more difficult for older Greeks...