Stani Greek Yogurt • Athens

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Stani - entrance
Stani – entrance

Stani is a very traditional dairy house in the heart of Athens. There are many dairy products available, desserts, coffee, and of course the best Greek Yogurt on earth!

My order

This was a quick stop to rest and of course to try the house must, greek yogurt.

  • Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
  • Greek coffee.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek coffee.
Greek coffee.
Many other treats available.
Many other treats available.

That yogurt is really something to remember for the rest of my life. It is extremely smooth, creamy, and super thick, you can almost slice it! Also, the combination of yogurt, honey, and walnuts is outstanding and since then, that’s the way I’m having it at home.

The verdict

Delicious Greek Yogurt in a very pleasant place. Staff is super fun and friendly.

In case you are busy to stop and rest for a bit, you can take away their yogurt or any other dairy product or dessert.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/5fBe47YLs4P2


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Atitamos restaurant • Athens

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Atitamos - entrance
Atitamos – entrance

Atitamos Restaurant is a hidden gem in Athens. Superb Greek Food, served by a happy staff team, this restaurant really has a good spot in my heart.

They also bring you a treat with your bill. Actually, I notice this is a common practice in Greece. How can you not love this nation, really?

My order

That day we were starving and decided to get a few dishes to try:

  • Entree: Saganaki – deep fried cheese.
  • To share: Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
  • Hubby: Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
  • Mine: Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Saganaki - deep fried cheese.
Saganaki – deep fried cheese.
Green salad - with manouri cheese, sun dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.

In overall food was good and tasty, but the best one for me was that salad. I said here before, Greeks know how to make a good salad. It’s impressive how they manage so well to combine simple ingredients in such a delicious salad plate.

I also recommend ordering their Saganaki for the entree. Super yum!

The verdict

This restaurant is in a non-tourist area of Athens. It’s definitely a good place to try in case you are somehow nearby.

Food is super fresh and delicious, the staff is extremely friendly and speaks English.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/Z8uDJmigkiE2


You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Greece.

Fresko Yogurt Bar • Athens

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Fresko - entrance
Fresko – entrance

Of course, if you are in Greece you MUST try Greek Yogurt. This is something I really like, I have Greek Yogurt almost every day, not only for breakfast, but I love to add a dollop of it to curries and many other dishes.

While in Greece I had the opportunity to try a few supermarket brands, but what really caught my attention was the Yogurt Bars around the city. Yep, you heard it right, there are Yogurt Bars!!!

To start, I decided to try Fresko, the way it works is very simple: you choose the type of yogurt that can be cow’s, goat’s, or even sheep’s milk, then you pick which toppings you would like to pair it with.

This was like heaven for me!

My order

We decided to go simple and get something more traditional:

  • Mine: Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
  • Hubby: Greek yogurt with black cherry.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with black cherry.
Greek yogurt with black cherry.

Best things on earth! The consistency of that Greek Yogurt is still in my mind, super creamy and smooth. Also, that combination of yogurt, honey, and walnuts is to die for. I hardly encourage you to have at least once this combination, which is the traditional way Greeks eat their yogurt by the way.

The verdict

Just go! In case you are not up to some yogurt, there are other dairy products available such as gelatos, milkshakes, and smoothies.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/GVTPFxzxK5G2

More information: www.freskoyogurtbar.gr/en


You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Greece.

Smile Restaurant • Athens

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Smile Restaurant - entrance
Smile Restaurant – entrance

Greek food is one of my favorites in the whole world. I simply love anything they make and when I went to Greece last year for almost two weeks I knew I would have a hard time to fit in every dish I wanted to try. 😀

To start our time in Athens, our first choice was Smile Restaurant, for an authentic mousaka and a gyro!

My order

Hubby and I had already in mind what each of us wanted for lunch, so our order was super straightforward.

  • To share: Greek salad – Tomato, cucumber, olives, capsicum, onion, feta cheese & capers.
  • Mine: Mousaka – Layer of eggplant, a layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.
  • Hubby: Pork gyros platter – with hot chips, tomato, onion, pita bread, and tzatziki dressing.
Greek salad - Tomato, cucumber, olives, capsicum, onion, feta cheese & capers.
Greek salad – Tomato, cucumber, olives, capsicum, onion, feta cheese & capers.
Mousaka - Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.
Mousaka – Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.
Pork gyros platter - with hot chips, tomato, onion, pita bread, and tzatziki dressing.
Pork gyros platter – with hot chips, tomato, onion, pita bread, and tzatziki dressing.

As we expected, everything was AMAZING! We loved every single dish, and that Greek salad was from heaven.

Actually, hands down for all the salads we had in Greece. It is impressive how these guys know how to make very good salads with simple ingredients. Keep tuned to my future posts about Greece and you will see what I’m talking about.

The verdict

It is a good place for authentic Greek food. Needless to say anything about the food, this is a very good spot in the middle of busy Athens. Staff is super friendly and understands English well.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/mGEktoDyAdM2

More information: /www.smileathens.gr


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My favorite restaurants in Barcelona – Spain 🇪🇸

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Barcelona was the greatest surprise I had during my holidays in Europe. Not only for the city itself but for all the food variety I could find there and here I decided to share with you my favorite spots to eat in Barcelona!

Shall we start?

Woki Organic Market
Very yummy healthy food options.

Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.
Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.

Reem Al Bawadi
Great Lebanese food in the middle of Barcelona.

Combinat Shish Taouk - Chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fatthoush, and falaffel.
Combinat Shish Taouk – Chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fattoush, and falaffel.

Restaurante Miño
THE BEST PAELLA EVER. No need for extra words here.

Paella Mixta - seafood and pork.
Paella Mixta – seafood and pork.

Teresa Carles Healthy Food
Good mix of modern Spanish cuisine and healthy food.

Verde que te quero verde risotto - Oat's risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Verde que te quero verde risotto – Oat’s risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.

Santa Anna Restaurante
In case you are not a seafood fan but would like to try a paella, this place serves very good chicken paellas.

Chicken paella - chicken, artichokes, peas, and green beans.
Chicken paella – chicken, artichokes, peas, and green beans.

You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Spain.