Category Archives: Gastronomy Tours

The Vasilopita Tradition and St. Basil

My grandmother baked tsoureki twice a year, on New Years Day and on Holy Saturday. On New Years it was in the form of a thick round Vasilopita with a shiny new coin hidden in the soft dough, commemorating Saint … Continue reading

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There is still time for Christmas Cheer

This year I had a mild case of the before Christmas blues  but strong doses of Christmas music, Christmas baking, long midnight Christmas decoration evaluation walks in the brisk December air and cinnamon-apple tea quickly remedied that.  I am happy … Continue reading

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Sweet Greek Summer Memories

My best memories of my summers in Greece were the lazy afternoons that I would spend with my grandmother. The days were usually busy and active but the afternoons were slow and easy going.

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Your Gyro Craving Fix

So now you are back home but have a craving for a savory gyro pita sandwich, like the delicious one you had during your Athens Food Tour! We have the perfect solution for you that you can make at home … Continue reading

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Spanakopita Recipe

Spanakopita Wins Every Time! During spring and summer, our meals are lighter, fresher and hopefully easier. One of the best and healthiest things about Greek cuisine is that fresh vegetables, farm eggs, extra virgin oil and a vast array of … Continue reading

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Athens on the hoof

by Helen Varvaritis-Tourikis on Athens News MOST mornings at 9:30am on Korai Street in the centre of Athens you will find a group of tourists gathering to learn about the real Greece. Not the Greece you find in history textbooks, … Continue reading

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