Flavours and memories of Athens | A gastronomic tourAthens, Greece
Flavours and Memories of Athens is a gastronomic tour in downtown Athens. A self-guided audio walking journey to assist you in exploring the best local places in Athens that definitely worth visiting. Discover their stories and secrets written by top local professionals after extended research. Take your tour now and enjoy it instantly on your smartphone device.
The tour will allow you to discover special places where you can enjoy your coffee, dessert, or drink in a setting that is quintessentially Athenian.
There are many reasons to visit Athens and food is definitely one of the most memorable local experiences. Whether enjoying a traditional “lathera” dish in the shade of the Acropolis or brunch in a trendy downtown joint, this is a city that has something for everyone. Start your day with an invigorating cup of Greek coffee in Glykys, a coffeehouse that carries along all the sweetness of the old coffeehouses of Athens, and then try to decide what to have when faced with the most colourful wall of spirit, ouzo, and brandy bottles that adorn the walls of Brettos Bar, a true Athenian institution.
Forget Me Not ensures you can pick something tasty and unique to remind your palate of your days in Athens, while Mitropolitikon will transport you to the atmosphere of the Belle Époque pastry shops as you indulge yourself with their trademark Greek macarons. And if you really want to feel spoiled for choice, don’t forget to cap the day with a stop at Oinoscent, whose cellar is equipped with hundreds of wine labels from all over the world.
1. Kafenio "O Glykys"Take a break from the hustle of the neighborhood and enjoy your Greek coffee under the trees at this traditional Greek coffeehouse.
2. Brettos BarDiscover the legendary distillery of Athens which, after a century of operation, is internationally praised as the most popular bar of the city.
3. MitropolitikonVisit one of the most historical pastry shops of Athens and explore a great variety of traditional Greek desserts.
Stories around the cup
Kafenio "O Glykys"Greek coffee: the Athenians’ most indispensable delight. This tiny white cup caused a lot of trouble! It gave inspiration to the Greek poets, made the young people ready to confess their secret affairs and the older ones stronger at their political disagreements!
See you at the end of the rainbow
Brettos BarYou know you are in “Brettos Bar”, when you see hundreds of colorful bottles on the wall. This place opened in 1909, at this exact spot in Plaka. It is the oldest distillery in Athens and the second oldest in Europe. The interior space has been transformed since the day that Michael Brettos, the founder, first opened it. The last renovation took place in 1950 by an unknown architect. Photographs of these walls have travelled around the world, especially since 2007 when the new owners enhanced the accent lighting behind the famous shelves.
When the broom comes out!
MitropolitikonIt is said that pastry shops were enjoying such a great popularity that they stayed open until midnight. Desperate because customers refused to leave, the owners came up with a solution. They would let the staff wipe the floors, while customers were still in the shop. Soon, everyone knew that when the broom came out it was time to head home.
I was born in Athens in the late 80s, earning a little bit of the glory of this decade. I studied Museology, as I loved to tell stories. Since 2013, I participate in public space projects and guided tours.
|Address||Traditional coffee shop "The Sweet"|
|Starting point||2 Geronta, Athina|
|Finishing point||45-47 Voulis, Athina|
|Recommended visiting hours||Mon.- Fri. & Sat.: 11.00-15.00 & 17.00-20.00 , Sun: 16.00-19.00|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.
By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.