Athens, Greece
George, 35
Lawyer & MBA Student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a lawyer in Athens Bar Association and currently attending Master Program in Tourism Business Administration. My passion is hospitality and as an Airbnb host myself, I love meeting travellers from all over the world and greeting them by showing and recommending authentic places in Athens and some of its hidden beauties.

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

I will always love you, Whitney Houston

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Game of Thrones, Friends

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

Peristeri

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

Cycling by the sea from Faliro to Vouliagmeni

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Athens? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

An award winning restaurant in Athens called CTC. I dont know the price exactly because it was a gift, but it was an unforgetable experience. Fine dining, delicious dinner and friendly staff. what can anyone wish for?absolutely recommended

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

Kriti. A small taverna in an arcade in Kaniggos square where you can taste authentic cretan cuisine. Big portions, good prices.

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

Baba au rum. So many to choose from, really difficult to make a choice.

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

Souvlaki ! Although you can find almost in every corner only few are the ones really worth tasting. check my map for one of the best in Athens

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

The seafront, the so called Athens Riviera. Close to Athens you can enjoy walking by the sea and swimming to beautiful beaches

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

Parthenon and walk in the most beautiful pedestrian area in Europe under the Acropolis. Walking and taking photos in Anafiotika in Plaka, having rest under the trees in the National Garden and sunset with view all over Athens on top of Lycabbetus Hill.

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

I'd go to Temple of Poseidon in Sounion, have a swim close by to the amazing beach KAPE, have lunch in Legraina to an authentic fish tavern and eat seafood and mushels. In the evening I enjoy a last walk by Acropolis and see the city from the top of Areopagus Hill.

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

Istanbul..The mixture of East and west, the architecture and of course the delicious food

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