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greek food • taverna • diner • upscale restaurants
What do you do and why do you do it?
I work as a store manager and visual merchandiser in a shoe company. I love what I do because it gives me opportunity to drive business through creativity, fashion consciousness and commerciality.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
There is not a heartbreak playlist for me, music makes my emotions more intense, so in a case of heartbreak I would prefer to estimate my mind on doing something creative.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Never watch TV
Name some spots in Athens that are good for a Tinder date.
Syntagma square, Plaka
Who’s your hero and where in Athens would you take them out for a serious hang?
Sigmund Freud. I would take him to Vivliothiki (library in greek) in Kolonaki. It is an old time classic cafe restaurant where you can meet people of all ranges.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Usually i have no time for shopping so i use a lot the internet. i buy clothes from topshop, asos and shoes always from nak
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Plateia Vathis - prostitutes and drug users
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Visiting places like Odeon of Herodes Atticus and attending opera and theater performances. I wish I could do it more often.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Athens and where did you get it?
Degustation menu in Funky Gourmet which includes dishes like greek bottarga tartlet with white chocolate
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Athens that you particularly like?
Drunk Sinatra. Its a cool retro bar with great coctails.
What restaurant in Athens looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
At Mauro Provato. Too crowded and noisy - but the food is great.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Athens? Which one do you like?
Galaxy Restaurant and Bar. Mastic tears!
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Authentic traditional Mantolato and Pasteli. Mantolato is nougat made from egg whites, almonds, very little sugar and a lot of honey. Its very delicious.
What are the Athens spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Acropolis and Acropolis museum. These places make you travel in time.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Athens. How do you spend it?
I will go to Plaka and Monastiraki. They are the most traditional and memorable areas in Athens. I just like walking there.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
I haven't visited so many places in the world, but so far its Moscow. I love this city, it has everything and I feel that my roots are there.