Top 5 – Games to learn from a Greek

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Upon your visit in Greece, a fun thing to do in your free time when you’re not exploring the cities, is to learn a few Greek tradition games. Some of these following ones have been around for ages!

Backgammon is a main pass time game that Greeks play all around. If you take a stroll around from the center of Athens to the outskirts of town, you will see people of all ages in small cafes playing different games in this wooden box! In Greece it’s generally named Tavli, but a few different games that are mainly played are Plakoto, Fevga and Portes.

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People playing cards is also very common in Greece. Again, mostly in cafes. The majority of the elderly like to pass their time this way. Biriba and Paschenza are two main games that everybody loves.

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Come on over to Athens to search and explore tradition cafes, meet a few people and to have some fun! Looking for somewhere cheap but stylish to stay? Come to one of the best hostels in Athens, AthenStyle! Book your room at http://www.athenstyle.com

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Winter Promo Deal – 1 week left!

You have one week left to enjoy our cheapest prices! Book now: http://www.AthenStyle.com

This winter you can enjoy our famous 3 night promo deal. Book with us for 3 nights in a row or more and enjoy our exclusive discounted prices for dorms and private rooms! For any inquirieswinter-offer-final-final Do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to info@athenstyle.com

Happy Travels :)

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AthenStyle Family Olive Grove

The family of AthenStyle, has owned 103 olive trees for over five generations. Once a year, we produce our own olive oil with the method of the cold press. All the olives that are being used are selected and collected by hand at an early stage of maturation of the olive fruit for additional quality and taste. We produce a limited amount of olive oil but it is still enough for family use and our hostel’s kitchen.  We are excited to share it with you as we believe that just one drop of this special extract is enough to bring all the good memories from Greece back in your mind! A limited amount of 250 bottles have been produced this year for our guests and friends to take away and enjoy a taste of Greece and AthenStyle while they are back home. If you have tried it and you would like some more do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending an email at info@athenstyle.com.

The olive yard is located in Kalamata where famous Kalamata olives are produced as well. You may visit the area and enjoy the original taste of local produce, as well as fresh fish and seafood from the Messinian Gulf and long beaches with crystal clear waters by staying in Kalamata (www.AthenstyleFlats.com). Kalamata is also a good base for day trips to all Peloponnesian historical sites as well as the Mani region. Contac us for more info!

If landing at Athens airport book a cheap stay in Athens best hostel http://www.AthenStyle.com, it’s worth the visit!

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How to eat a Gyros

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Having a Gyros for those who have visited Greece at least once again, is a must do almost right after they land! If it’s your first time, try one right away, trust me! Nothing can beat it!

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You can grab one fast and it’s easy to find. Pretty much anywhere! Cheap and tasty!

The main way to have it is with pork meat, but for those of you who prefer chicken, it’s also made that way. The best way to have it is with fresh tomato & onion, chilled tzatziki and fries rolled inside a pitta bread. Squeeze it tight till the tzatziki starts coming come so you can pick out a few fries and dip then! Doesn’t it open your appetite?

Make sure you grab one once you visit Athens! Many restaurants in Athens serve it, especially in Monastiraki. Well known as the best place to grab one. ”Bairaktaris” and ”Savvas” are just two of many well know places which are easy to find once you come to Monastiraki to have your Gyro. Once you get there, if you’re looking for cheap accommodation and the best hostel in Athens, pass by AthenStyle! Right in the center of everything! Or make your booking online at http://www.athenstyle.com

 

 

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Breakfast at AthenStyle

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One of the many privileges the guests of AthenStyle have is to enjoy a wonderful breakfast meal in their favorite part of town, the famous Rooftop cafe bar on the 6th floor!

Athens has such wonderful weather, so you can continue to enjoy your meal with the Gods all through the winter of 2016!

You can order fresh bread with jam and butter. Cereal or muesli with milk. A bowl of fresh seasonal fruit. Greek yogurt with honey. Freshly sliced ham, cheese, cucumber and tomatoes. And free refill of real brewed coffee and tea. All this only for 4euro!

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Come up to start your day with Everyday our friendly staff is ready to welcome you with a happy smile and to serve you this healthy and energetic meal!

So come on over to AthenStyle and start your days in this great way! Book your stay on http://www.athenstyle.com!

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Top 5 -Drinks in Greece

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Greece is known to be have very friendly & fun people! If someone knows how to have a good time, it’s the Greeks! And they know how to drink! This country has many famous drinks that are made in many different parts of it.

Ouzo

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The most famous one of all, is Ouzo. Made mainly from aniseed. The best way to drink it is with ice so it can turn into a deep white color, to contrast with the deep blue sea for your perfect summer pictures! Greeks usually serve it with a meze, a plate with different greek-style finger food.

Metaxa

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Another well known Greek drink mainly made from raisins and herbs. It’s a combination of koniak and wine. Strolling around the city you will probably see older people drinking this.

Masticha

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From the island of Chios, where it’s full of mastic trees. A classic Greek drink, chilled and in a shot glass!

Raki

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It’s considered the nectar of Crete! The most famous drink from the largest island in Greece, the people there consider it rude for you not to have a glass when they offer it to you. Made from grapes boiled in a special cauldron. You might also hear it called Tsikoudia. In a shot is the recommended way to drink it!

Tsipouro

 

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Similar to Raki. The only differences are that it’s considered to be from Mount Athos, located in the northern part of Greece, and in the way it’s boiled. Again, a shot is the best way to enjoy it!

Athens has many great bars that serve all these great drinks, and a great place to stay is right in the center of the city, at AthenStyle. Book for a cheap hostel, or a private room at a low price. Head on over to http://www.athenstyle.com to make your booking!

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​Top 5 – Food in Greece

The Greek cuisine is considered one of the best in the world, due to the Mediterranean lifestyle. This country is lucky for its soil because it’s the main part in the world with so many olive trees that give the virgin olive oil. All Greeks use it in the kitchen for pretty much everything they cook!

Upon your visit in Greece, doesn’t matter how long you’re staying, you MUST try the following delicious dishes!

Mousaka

A casserole in the oven with eggplant, potato, minced meat and cream on top. Probably the most traditional dish Greece has!

Pastitsio

Another main casserole dish in the oven made by a type of macaroni of your choice (usually rigatoni), minced meat and cream on top. Delicious!

Gemista

A classic dish of stuffed vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Filled with rice, chopped potato and other vegetables. In some areas of Greece they also add minced meat. Tasty and healthy!

Salad Choriatiki (Farmers Salad)

The famous Greek salad that combines tomato, cucumber, green pepper, onion, olives and feta cheese all mixed together with virgin olive oil and oregano.

Spanakopita

A pie with the famous Greek filo pastry, with spinach, feta cheese, onion in the filling, all wrapped around and baked in the oven! It’s usually made in a large pan and served in pieces. But for sure for can’t stop at just one piece!

The restaurants in Athens cover the full range of the Greek menu, so the days you’ll spend here are going to leave you and your stomach fully satisfied! AtheStyle is a great place to stay with cheap accomodation and of course to eat at it’s famous Rooftop Bar with it’s killer view of the Acropolis! One of the best hostels in Athens, book your stay at http://www.athenstyle.com!

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