Athens Street Food Festival: an unforgettable culinary experience
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Athens Street Food Festival: an unforgettable culinary experience

Athens ● 07 May 2017
 

Athens has an excellent and affordable cuisine, and its visitors can enjoy delicious food in one of the numerous restaurants all over the city, in various districts of Athens. The last years, there is a new trend in Athens with restaurants that offer dishes from alternative cuisines from all over the world. Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, African, Argentinean, American, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish and Mexican restaurants are opening in Athens Center, going the culinary experience in Athens a step further. The good news are also that these restaurants have the style of the street food, where everyone can have lunch or dinner on a reasonable budget.

This new trend of alternative cuisines can also be found in Athens Street Food Festival.


The first Street Food Festival in Athens took place last May, and it was a great success. Chefs from every corner of the city offered something unique, and the Festival became the ultimate talk of the town. More than 40,000 visitors created an entire movement in favour of street food and had the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary tastes, which had never been tasted before.

The second Street Food Festival takes place during the first three long weekends of May (5-6-7, 12-13-14 and 19-20-21). This year, the Festival has longer capacity, longer duration, more participants and broader variety of cuisines. The atmosphere is festive, and the culinary experience is cosy and enjoyable. The location is also something different as the Athens Street Food Festival takes place in the renovated space of an old hack stand in Gkazi, near Keramikos Archealogical site.


I went there, and I enjoyed Peruvian, Mexican, Indian and Arabian cuisine as well as Hawaiian sushi. The prices were low, one could eat and taste many different dishes from many stands at a reasonable budget (15-20€ per person). Everything was organised, the space was clean, and the experience was something different for an Athenian as well for a tourist. The gastronomic richness of Athens is a great asset of the city, and Athens Street Food Festival brings all these unexplored cuisines all together and gives us the chance to spend a day exploring them and tasting dishes that no one could imagine.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Cybele
Hotel Cybele
7, Kolokotroni & Dagkli str.,Pefki, 15121 Athens, Greece

Hotel Cybele is located in Pefki, just an 11-minute walk from Maroussi Metro Station. Athens city centre is 19 km away and Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 28 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Maroussi
8.2 10
Hotel Maroussi
10, Olympias Str., 15124 Athens, Greece

Hotel Maroussi is located in Maroussi region, just a 12-minute walk of Nerantziotissa Metro and Suburban Railway Station. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 26 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Lotus Center
9 10
Lotus Center
95, Ermou Str., 10555 Athens, Greece

Lotus Center is located in the heart of Athens, in Monastiraki area, 20m from the metro station. These luxury apartments are fully renovated in 2016 and offer easy and quick access to all the attractions of Athens. The world-renowned Acropolis is at 1 km. Athens International Airport is at 45 km.


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