It’s that period of the year that shopping in Athens is even cheaper. Summer sales in Athens starts in mid-June and lasts until the end of August, so it’s the best time to visit the capital city of Greece and get the best bargains!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!
Where can I find the best souvlaki in Athens?
In the suburbs! It's a bit tricky to find good quality souvlaki in the center of Athens :-(
There are a few nice choices in the center (such as Savvas on Ermou street and Kostas at Agias Eirinis square) but most of them are tourist traps.
Don't eat at Monastiraki souvlaki restaurants! OK, they are packed by Greeks and tourists, but that doesn't mean that they are good. Average quality of food, bad and loud service, expensive pricing... just choose an other option for your souvlaki or your gyros dish! Maybe somewhere at the suburbs or in a non-central, non-touristic area.