In coastal Athens the weekly Glyfada market is a kaleidoscope of colour, heady aromas, textures and tastes. It‘s all about shopping Greek and shopping local. With the locals!
The grace of the ancient Acropolis continues to amazes Athenians and visitors alike. On my seventh visit, I still feel the magic.
The Acropolis Museum in Athens is a glorious showcase to ancient treasures of Greece. It’s a tragedy some of the most precious remain in the British Museum. It’s time to give them back!
In the winter months many Greek islands go into hibernation, but the lovely Saronic Gulf island of Aegina never closes down. It’s so close to Athens but feels like a world away.
“Greek austerity my arse.” It was a casual comment on Facebook, made by someone who hadn’t visited Greece for a while and was thrilled to be back.
Athens wants to lure diners back to the centre of the Greek capital with set-price budget meals that cost no more than 10 euros.
Galazia Hytra, the summer version of a much awarded Athens restaurant near the Acropolis, has just won its first Michelin star. Next time you’re in the Greek capital, it’s a must visit. The degustation menu is only 65 euros per person.
The situation in Greece is volatile, with transport strikes and protests in the centre of Athens affecting travellers. A general strike is planned for October 19 and 20.
Still a lot of queries to Taste for Travel on safety in Greece and how this affects tourism. My youngest daughter is there on holiday and says she feels quite safe.
Greece’s parliament passed the austerity measures as thousands protested in Athens. Taste for Travel reports on the latest news from the Greek capital, and how this affects tourists.