The days when Greek wine meant cheap retsina served in a tin jug and priced by the kilo are long gone. Greek wines are winning global accolades, but most wineries have low yields which means you won’t find them in your local off-licence. Try them at Heteroclito, where well-priced wines by the glass are served with Levantine meze from Feyrouz, purveyor of the city’s finest street food....
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.
Greek Revival - A modernizing wine industry lights the way in this ancient land... by Kim Marcus
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.
Heteroclito: oenology is Greek Oenos means ‘wine' and logos means ‘speech'… and yes, the Greeks invented oenology!
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.
Όταν οι Αμερικανοί και οι Άγγλοι λένε «corner shop» δεν εννοούν ακριβώς το μαγαζί σε γωνία. Εννοούν το μικρό συνοικιακό μαγαζί που μπορεί να σε σώσει σε ώρα ανάγκης και οι ιδιοκτήτες του σε ξέρουν με το μικρό σου όνομα.
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.