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SWEET TASTES Traditional Greek pastries are sweet, rich and soaked in flavour Halva A fudge made with sesame seed paste, sesame oil and sugar. It is offered as a dessert in many tavernas, after the end of a meal. Baclava Nuts, almonds, cinnamon, cloves and syrup. One of the most popular pastry desserts. Galaktoboureko Another popular sweet. A pie filled with custard and then doused in vanilla syrup. Loukoumades Deep fried little doughnuts served with honey, syrup or ice cream. Glyka koutaliou Various Greek fruits preserved in thick sugary syrup. They come in small jars and are an ideal gift for friends back home. Ryzogalo Rice pudding made of rice boiled in milk, sugar and vanilla, sprinkled with cinnamon. You can find it in dairies and super markets. Diples Deep fried honey rolls served with nuts.

Chatzis (Map K10 Syntagma) Traditional sweet tastes since 1908. Try the baklava, the cream pie (galaktoboureko) and ekmek kantaifi with butter made from buffalo milk. Mitropoleos 5, Syntagma

(+30) 210 3222647

Frozen yogurt Cool and refreshing, frozen yogurt is currently all the rage in Athens. Chillbox (Ermou & Evangelistrias 2, Monastiraki) is the largest and most popular frozen yogurt franchise in Greece. Ice cream and frozen yogurt by Nirvana, the multi-flavoured Kayo by Kayak and the products of Everest are also a treat for the senses. Paul (Map J11

Syntagma) The well-known, internation-

ally acclaimed French boulangerie makes Athenians’ lives considerably sweeter. Authentic French delicacies, including brioche, baguettes, pastries and more , in a regular meeting point of taste lovers. €

Panepistimiou 10, Athens City Centre (+30) 210 3632362 Esperidon Sq. & Kyprou 70, Glyfada (+30) 210 8947169

Varsos Long and rich tradition in sweets. Specialties include ryzogalo (creamy rice pudding topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon) and delicious tsoureki.

Kassaveti 5, Kifisia

(+30) 210 8012472

Sweet Alchemy The pastry chef who has changed the face of confectionary in Greece, Stelios Parliaros, studied art and pastry-making in France. Author of eight books, since 2008 Parliaros has hosted the weekly Greek TV show “Sweet Alchemies” on Mega channel. He has rightfully earned the title of the top Greek chef pâtissier. Irodotou 24, Kolonaki (Map K15 Evangelismos) (+30) 210 7240205 Kolokotroni 9, Kifisia (Metro Line 1) (+30) 210 8080480

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thnic cuisine with international influences in original décor. Enjoy authentic Lebanese specialties, sushi, pasta, and burgers, and satisfy your palate with a rich, varied, reasonably priced wine list. Best of all: open 24 hours a day. Grigoriou Lampraki 3 & Posidonos, Glyfada

(+30) 210 8981000

Traleon 71, Lambrini (+30) 210 2222071 Herakliou 3-5, Halandri (+30) 210 6858138 Skoufa 46, Kolonaki (Map H12, Panepistimio) (+30) 211 4044803 Iroon Sq. 5 & Pallados 24-26, Psiri (Map I7 Monastiraki) (+30) 210 3218484 Argyroupoleos & Alexandroupoleos 34, Argyroupoli (+30) 210 993000 Vouliagmenis 276 (The Athens Metro Mall) (+30) 210 9731190

Derlicatessen

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Panepistimio)

ocated in the heart of the shoping district in Kolonaki, a souvlaki place with a healthier twist. Freshly cut french fries, meat with very little fat, Turkey burger, Greek water buffalo, chicken souvlaki and more. The souvlaki is handmade and everything is freshly prepared as there is no freezer in the place. Sun-Wed until 02:00, Thu until 03:00, Fri-Sat until 06:00. €

Tsakalof 14, Kolonaki

(+30) 210 3630284

Everest

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here’s one on every corner. A dazzling array of ingredients to choose from and make your own dream sandwich. The same applies for pies, salads, pastry, coffees, beverages and drinks. Those in the city’s centre are usually open 24 hours. €

Hot Hot

(Map I9

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Panepistimio)

ealthy, tasty burgers made from organic ingredients. Buffalo Ribeye is highly recommended. 1960s décor. Also delivers at home. €

Vrioulon 3, N. Filadelfia (+30) 213 0246631 Panepistimio (+30) 213 0272440

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he new “it” place to have a lunch break. Combines the vibe of traditional restaurant with the casualness of take away. Healthy and fresh fast food, natural juices, salads, soups, an alternative option for fast food. Open all day. €

Skoufa 29, Kolonaki

(+30) 210 3631827, 210 3635773

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