36 hours in Athens
Athenian wine bars are uncorking stellar bottles from local vineyards to match island-hopping delicacies.
The Greeks know a thing or two about wine – as they should: they’ve been making it for the past 6,500 years.
Score one for me! The first spot on his “eat and drink our way through Athens” list was a bar that I was not only familiar with, it’s also one of my favorite places to grab a drink in Athens.
Wine Bar in Syntagma & Plaka
This relaxed wine bar, all mismatched vintage furniture, showcases the best of Greek vintages, paired with Greek cheeses and cold cuts. It periodically organises tasting events.
Heteroclito – Finest wine varieties in Athens
It’s Thursday afternoon in mid April, the center of Athens hits record-breaking high temperatures and I am walking down Ermou St. heading to a friend’s workplace near Mitropoleos Square.
Heteroclito, a vibrant, cozy French-style bistro, straddles the border between the shopping district and the historical center of Athens. It’s the perfect place to take a break while you walk around the city.
Athens’ new-school wine bars
The economic crisis that has plagued Greece for the past five years has led to changes on the Athenian culinary scene, including the opening of three new types of venues that seem to be reflective of the times.