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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

The Old Bicycle: Funky Ride

Athens | By Diana Farr Louis

Manitarion Gefseis: Fungus Funhouse

Athens | By Johanna Dimopoulos

Vasilopita: A Sweet Tribute to the New Year

Athens | By Christiana Thomaidi

Best Bites 2019: Athens

Athens | By Carolina Doriti

The Spot: World Kitchen

Athens | By Diana Farr Louis

Aphrodite: Pomegranate Power

Athens | By Carolina Doriti

Tephariki: Road Grill

Athens | By Johanna Dimopoulos

Harry’s Kitchen: Top Pies

Athens | By Carolina Doriti

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

Making Pasteli in Amorgos
Culinary Backstreets’ “Migrant Kitchen” Event in Athens
Distilling Tsipouro
Kozani Saffron, the Greek Spice of Myth

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.