Le Greche – Desserts and Gelato • Athens

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Le Greche - entrance.
Le Greche – entrance.

Le Greche was a wonderful surprise. We passed in front of it after a long day out sightseeing under 38C degrees. The busy shop and of course, the idea of having gelato caught our attention straight away.

The shop offers many gelato flavors and there is also some beautiful desserts available, the kind that makes you wish you had more space in your belly to fit everything you see.

My order

For that evening we decided to refresh ourselves with:

  • Mine: Amarena and Pistachio.
  • Hubby: Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.
Amarena and Pistachio.
Amarena and Pistachio.
Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.
Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.

Super good quality gelato! We had been to Italy a few days before, and this place was totally up to the excellent quality gelato we had there. The shop also says their gelato has no emulsifiers, artificial aromas or colorings, margarine, and artificial additives.

The verdict

Good place for a refreshing Italian gelato or some yum dessert. Prices and portion sizes are also super competitive.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/zJC3m8NVrSy


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The Greco’s Projeto • Athens

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The Greco's Project - entrance.
The Greco’s Project – entrance.

At The Greco’s Project, you can find tons of super delicious traditional Greek food, served in a very cool and modern place. The restaurant is indeed super beautiful inside and on their menu, you will see this huge variety of Greek dishes, from street food to those dishes that only a Greek mama could make.

My order

That night we decided to get a couple of dishes to share:

  • Dolmades gialantzi – Stuffed vine leaves
  • Pork Gyro platter – served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
  • On the house, semolina cake.
Dolmades gialantzi - Stuffed vine leaves
Dolmades gialantzi – Stuffed vine leaves
Pork Gyro platter - served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
Pork Gyro platter – served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
On the house, semolina cake.
On the house, semolina cake.

The ratio, portion size and price is excellent, with the plus of you having a super tasty meal. Can’t complain about our main, that Pork Gyro Platter served very well my husband and me, and it was yum!

A positive point for the free semolina cake served with our bill. This one had a hint of orange that was a fantastic surprise! I really like this cozy and super friendly thing Greeks have, let’s pray together for more countries that give customers free dessert!

The verdict

Good place for lunch, dinner, or even a drink late in the evening. The atmosphere is awesome and the place offers a very good service.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/e4E472BnRzH2


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Lukumades • Athens

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Lukumades - entrance
Lukumades – entrance

Lukumades is a traditional Greek doughnut and also the name of this cafÊ easily found in Athens. There you can find the famous treat and also ice creams, different types of coffee and other goodies to make your day sweeter while in Athens.

My order

It was summer when we went to Athens, so of course, we had to try the famous (everyone had a cup on the streets) of Cappuccino Freddo and to top it up, why not try the traditional lukumades? Here we go:

  • Cappuccino Freddo
  • Double chocolate cookies – praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.
Cappuccino freddo
Cappuccino Freddo
Double chocolate cookies - praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.
Double chocolate cookies – praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.

Cappuccino Freddo was good but had nothing special. It was a refreshing drink under those 40C degrees that day, though.

Turning to the lukumades, they are basically doughnuts coated in sugar syrup. In this case, the one we bought had ice cream, oreo cookies, and some chocolate sauce. It was indeed good but extremely sweet, so go for it only if you have a sweet tooth, for us it was too much and we left behind like 80% of it.

Next time I would order just plain lukumades to have with a cup of coffee. 🙂

The verdict

Good place for a break and to have a nice coffee.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/uAPxG316qpK2

More information: www.lukumades.com


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O Kostas – Gyros and Kebabs • Athens

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O Kostas - entrance
O Kostas – entrance

In case you are super keen to have greek street food, O Kostas is the place to go in Athens. This tiny place will surprise you with yummy and extremely tasty gyros and kebabs. The place is full of locals (always a good sign) and busy so I would be smart to get there before or after peak hours.

My order

Let say hubby and I were excited and got greed. We ordered four gyros, but they are all assembled the same way what changes is the type of meat. So we got:

  • Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.

It’s simple, but all the ingredients combined is what makes this gyro one of the best we had in Greece (maybe in life). That pita bread was perfectly toasted and super fluffy, meat, tzatziki sauce, and those fresh vegetables were the perfect combinations.

We liked it so much that we ordered 2 for each, one with pork and another with beef. In case you are super hungry, I would order 3, as the portion is not that large and the place is packed.

The verdict

Super yum street food, with awesome price and good quality ingredients.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/adSKY1iVLa52


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Sin Athina Restaurant • Athens

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Outstanding views from The Acropolis.
Outstanding views from The Acropolis.

Sin Athina Restaurant was a great surprise for us. Let say, we went there for the view and dinner was just a plus. However, it turned out that we had one of our best meals in Greece, counting food, atmosphere and of course an outstanding view of The Acropolis.

All tables are on the restaurant terrace, but not all of them with great views. I suggest you book in advance and ask for a good table. We strategically went there late in the afternoon so we could have a good view during daylight and another one at night. For it to happen let say we had to spend some time at the restaurant and order a certain number of dishes… not that this would be a problem, right!?

My order

As I said, we wanted to spend some time there, so we ordered a good number of dishes to try:

  • Spanakopita – traditional greek spinach pie with homemade filo pastry.
  • Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
  • Greek salad – tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
  • Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
  • On the house, homemade vanilla ice cream.
Spanakopita - traditional greek spinach pie with homemade fillo pastry.
Spanakopita – traditional greek spinach pie with homemade filo pastry.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Greek salad - tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
Greek salad – tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
Homemade vanilla ice cream.
Homemade vanilla ice cream.

Food was very good, we loved that grilled haloumi entree. The Spanakopita though was a bit overcooked and on the dry side. Another good surprise for me was that Greek Onzo, I’ve never tried this type of pasta before, and I really liked its rice-like texture and look, it is a good way to add some variety to your meals, you can replace rice with it when making risotto for example.

To finish the night, as other restaurants in  Greece, we got a delicious Vanilla ice cream with our bill. 🙂

The verdict

Wonderful place, good food and service, nice atmosphere, and great views!

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/Srb9mnUY1n62

More information: www.sinathina.gr


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