Mastering the Art of Pairing Greek Food with the Perfect Wine

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Greek cuisine is a treasure trove of flavours, textures, and traditions passed down through generations. Greece boasts a rich culinary heritage that is as diverse as it is delicious. However, one thing that truly elevates the Greek dining experience is the art of pairing these delectable dishes with the perfect wine. Overview of Greek Wine […]

Sustainability in Action: The Food Around Athens Commitment

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At Food Around Athens, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We provide our guests with authentic culinary experiences while ensuring our practices support the local community and environment. Supporting Small Businesses We collaborate exclusively with small, local businesses that pride themselves on offering produce grown locally or within Greece. These collaborations support […]

How the Greek Cuisine has Evolved Since the Ancient Greeks

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Any cuisine is a journey through history, culture and tradition and the Greek cuisine is no different in that respect. The journey of Greek cuisine is particularly interesting due to its regional diversity, global influences, wars and invasions. This is the brief story of that journey. The Ancient Greeks – 1200 BC to 600 AD […]

The Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

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Picture a table of vibrant fruits, crisp vegetables, and a drizzle of golden olive oil. This is a snapshot of the Mediterranean diet – a culinary journey with health benefits that are as delicious as they are nutritious. Read more below about the health benefits of the mediterranean diet. Heart Health The Mediterranean diet has […]

Greek Coffee Culture Explained

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In the bustling streets of Greece lies a tradition as rich and invigorating as the country itself: Greek coffee culture. In this blog post, we delve into the history and significance of this cherished tradition and invite you to join us on our authentic Athens food tour. A Brief History of Greek Coffee Greek coffee’s […]

Spring Delights: What to Eat in Athens for a Fresh and Healthy Seasonal Feast

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Athens comes alive with a bounty of fresh produce and culinary delights in Spring. Eating seasonally isn’t just a culinary trend, it’s also a health-conscious choice that connects us to the rhythm of nature and nourishes our bodies with the freshest, most nutrient-rich ingredients. Here’s some seasonal spring foods in Greece and some traditional recipes […]

Feasting on Flames – Smoky Thursday in Greece

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Smoky Thursday, or as the Greeks call it, Tsiknopempti, is the day when Greece turns into a meat eater’s paradise, and the air is rich with the aroma of grilled meat. The word Tsiknopempti comes from the Greek word, tsikna, meaning smoky, and pempti, meaning Thursday. Tsiknopempti marks its spot on the Greek Orthodox calendar […]

Bronx Familia Animal Shelter

My name is Nikos Tsikalakis and I am the founder of Bronx Familia Animal Shelter. Since 2013 I have dedicated my whole life to saving the abandoned souls of Crete. I am currently taking care of more than 250 animals. I rescued my first dog Bronx from the chain in 2013 and since then I […]

Why is the Greek cuisine considered the healthiest in the world

Reasons why Greek food is the healthiest cuisine It has been widely believed that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest in the world for many years now and recently the United States world health report claimed that the Mediterranean and Greek healthy diet lies in the eating habits of the people in these regions. The […]