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Athens

Athens City Guide


While for the last decade Athens has been struggling with the impact of the ongoing economic crisis, which has also brought up some big questions regarding Greece’s self-identity and the country’s place within Europe, the hard times have also helped spark a process of rediscovery, with Greeks taking a new look at their own identity, their own resources and – most importantly from our perspective – their own culinary traditions and heritage. The hard times have also helped spark a process of rediscovery, with Greeks taking a new look at their own identity, their own resources and their own culinary traditions and heritage.

Read the Athens State of the Stomach

Latest Athens Stories

Beyond Souvlaki: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

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Athens Essentials

The Best of the Backstreets, In Brief

Upcoming Athens Food Tours

Tour the Backstreets of Athens With Us

Meet The Athens Team


Our Backstreets Envoys, Always Searching for the Next Hidden Gem

Athens Videos

Visual Dispatches from the Frontlines of Local Eating

CB Cooks: Carolina Doriti Makes Galatopita, a Greek Milk Pie
Culinary Backstreets’ “Migrant Kitchen” Event in Athens
Distilling Tsipouro
Kozani Saffron, the Greek Spice of Myth
Culinary Backstreets Visits: A Traditional Cheesemaker on Amorgos
A Sweet Greek Tradition
Making Pasteli in Amorgos

Athens:  An Eaters Guide to the City

Part of our “An Eater’s Guide to the City” series, this newly updated and expanded book was created with those who travel to eat in mind.

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