Athens, Greece
Angela, 55
Secretary at Consultant Firm
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a secretary for a Consultant firm, I've been here for a little over a year. The environment is very friendly and family like. I love my job!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I can't listen to music when I'm heartbroken.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

FRIENDS definitely the cleverest and funniest show ever, second pick would be SEINFELD, also funny to the point of tears. I'm into comedy, I love to laugh!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Exarhia, unfortunately this area has been taken over by gangs mostly anarchists, burning and destroying people’s property, to prove their political views . I see no reason to visit this area unless you're asking for trouble.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

On Sundays there's a flee market downtown at Avissynias Square I would love to be able to spend hours walking through it, you can find antiques, clothes, art, books…everything your heart desires… after walking through it, I would sit outside have a coffee and people watch.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Athens and where did you get it?

The most exreme dish that I ate and still eat is "kokoretsi", it's a delicasy made from intestines, liver, lungs and some other things that i don't want to know what they are, of the lamb. I ate it at TAVERNA TSOLIAS 45 Bari st, Bari, 166 72

What restaurant in Athens looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

It doesn't look like much but the food is authentic Greek food, just like mom used to make, and at a reasonable prices. It's located downtown at 44A Voulis st, and the name of it is "Paradosiako Oinomageireio Evgenia"....cooked dishes daily with fresh local ingredients.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Athens? Which one do you like?

You can get excellent coctails in many places around Athens, but the one that stuck out to me the most was at Grande Bretagne Hotel in the Winter Garden City Lounge which is located next to the lobby. There I had a Mohito with Mastiha liquer...I can't describe how good this thing is!!!!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

The three that come to mind right away are, Tyropita (cheese pie) you can find it mostly everywhere in all bakeries and coffee shops, Gyros, the best I've ever had in my life, and Frappe coffee....these foods and drink are so addicting and I highly recommend all three, once you try you'll understand what I'm talking about.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Athens?

The suburbs of Athens are underrated but remarkable, with many things to do!! Each suburb has its own little downtown area, where there are coffee shops, restaurants, shops, pretty much anything, some of my favorite are Glyfada, Bournazi, Kifissia, Halandri, and Pireaus.

What are the Athens spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Acropolis ofcourse is a must when you visit Athens, the beauty of it is truly overwhelming, a definite "must see"!!!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Athens. How do you spend it?

I would wake up in the morning visit a coffee shop and drink a frappe with a nice hot tiropita, then I would take a walk downtown in Monastiraki Square and do some last minute souvenir shopping, have lunch at Thannasis in Monastiraki, I would eat a greek salad, gyros fully loaded, french fries and a nice cold beer. After lunch I would take a drive to the coast of Athens and have a coctail at one of the many seaside bar/restaurants overlooking the sea. For dinner I would go to a taverna and eat grilled lamb chops with roasted greek potatoes, greek salad, baked feta and a smooth white Greek wine....then I would be ready to leave!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Rome is my favorite vacation city, there's so much to see and do, I love to explore the small bistros and taste the food, the boutiques to shop till I drop, as well as see the culture and history of the city....this city is enchanting!

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