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.
12 Culinary Experiences
1. The City Sights
Where else could we possibly begin our journey than the famed Parthenon?
2. To the Market
Next we visit ‘Varvakios’, the market in Athens where we choose the freshest ingredients with Chef Asterios Koustoudis
3. All About Presentation
In the kitchen, we learn how to prepare and decorate a plate to the highest standards.
4. Time for Lunch
The exquisite appearance was matched only by the taste. Simplicity and elegance proved the perfect match.
5. A Special Treat
At another iconic rooftop destination we experienced the live preparation of the traditional Greek eggplant salad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
Your Epicurean Journey
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Meet Joanna Yee
Jo Yee is a food and travel photographer based in London.
The Epicurean Explorer
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.Learn More