An Epicurean Journey Through Greece

Travel through Greece as we encounter some of the most enchanting culinary moments, experience authentic cooking traditions and explore delicious native ingredients. We journey through the rich Grecian gastronomy through the eyes of photographer Jo Yee.

City Sights
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1. The City Sights

Where else could we possibly begin our journey than the famed Parthenon?

Market
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2. To the Market

Next we visit ‘Varvakios’, the market in Athens where we choose the freshest ingredients with Chef Asterios Koustoudis

Presentation
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3. All About Presentation

In the kitchen, we learn how to prepare and decorate a plate to the highest standards.

Lunch
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4. Time for Lunch

The exquisite appearance was matched only by the taste. Simplicity and elegance proved the perfect match.

Special Treat
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5. A Special Treat

At another iconic rooftop destination we experienced the live preparation of the traditional Greek eggplant salad.

Ending
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6. The Perfect Ending

Close out a wonderful Athenian evening with an English tradition. A selection of the finest teas accompanied by delicious fresh sandwiches and delectable pastries.

Discoveries
  • two men talking beside fish inside room
    Map with a marker pinpointing Visit fish and vegetable markets at “Varvakios” with the chef

    Visit fish and vegetable markets at “Varvakios” with the chef

    The hectic, colourful Varvakios market is the highlight of the vibrant Athens market district. It’s a sensory and gastronomic delight, with an amazing range of olives, spices, cheeses, fish, meats and deli treats.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Monastiraki

    Monastiraki

    The city boasts numerous attractions, however one of the must-visit places in Athens is the world-famous Monastiraki flea market. Here you will discover an array of vibrant, colourful stops and a wide selection of delightful souvenirs and traditional artifacts.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Ermou Street

    Ermou Street

    If you start at the top of Syntagma Square and walk down the steps and past the fountain, at the bottom of the square is the beginning of Ermou Street, a paradise for those who live to shop. Ermou street is a commercial avenue which has been turned into a pedestrian only street and is the primary clothing shopping street for Athens.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Acropolis Museum

    Acropolis Museum

    The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Plaka

    Plaka

    Renowned for its diverse range of delightful restaurants and variety of international cuisines, Plaka is an enchanting cobblestone neighborhood embracing archeological sites, small tavernas, colourful flower stands and artisan shops. The area is one of many popular spots across this fabled city.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Cooking and dinner at Tudor Hall at King George Hotel

    Cooking and dinner at Tudor Hall at King George Hotel

    Located on the 7th floor of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, the Tudor Hall Restaurant features a unique neo-classical décor, unrivalled views of the Acropolis, Modern Greek cuisine and signature cocktails.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing Cooking and lunch at GB Roof Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne

    Cooking and lunch at GB Roof Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne

    For breakfast or lunch, the elegant and warm environment of the GB Roof Garden restaurant at Hotel Grande Bretagne, creates a tranquil atmosphere, while dinner is perfect when the city lights come on and the cosmopolitan aura becomes apparent.

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    Map with a marker pinpointing High tea experience and Arnaud desserts tasting at Winter Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne

    High tea experience and Arnaud desserts tasting at Winter Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne

    High Tea is served daily and you can select among a collection of the finest teas (Early Grey, Darjeeling etc.) accompanied by delicious sandwiches & amazing sweets.

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About Jo Yee

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About Jo Yee

THE EPICUREAN EXPLORER

Jo Yee is a food and travel photographer based in London. She has a penchant for intriguing food stories which has taken her across the globe to countries including New Zealand, Morocco, Spain, the Czech Republic and more recently Greece. In addition to photography she enjoys cooking and writing for her blog candids by Jo.

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