Tag Archives: athens hostels

Top 5 – Games to learn from a Greek

#AthenStyle #FamousHostels #endlessummer

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.

cipro03

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.

dialekse_enan

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

Leave a comment

Filed under all day cafe, Athenstyle Citywalks, Athenstyle culture

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!

oil-2Photos of the olive yard and freshly pressed olive juice.oil-1

Leave a comment

Filed under Athens Food, Athenstyle News, Rooftop bar, Uncategorized

How to eat a Gyros

#AthenStyle #FamousHostels #endlessummer

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!

ceb3cf85cf81cebfcf82

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

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Athens Food, Athenstyle culture

Breakfast at AthenStyle

#AthenStyle #FamousHostels #AthenStyleBreakfast #endlessummer

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!

01jpg

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!

dsc_0300jpg

Leave a comment

Filed under all day cafe, Athens Food, Athenstyle culture, Rooftop bar

​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!

Leave a comment

Filed under all day cafe, Athenstyle culture, Athenstyle News, Rooftop bar

Athenstyle all day cafe

Open from early in the morning for coffee and later on for food and drinks, either in the indoor or outdoor part of our bar, the only place that you will enjoy the view feeling like you can almost touch the Acropolis! As of  October 1st our AthenStyle rooftop bar is focusing on its positive mood, friendly atmosphere and chill out music. Open every day from 11 in the morning until 1 at night. See you there!

Ανοιχτό από νωρίς, για καφέ και αργότερα φαγητό και ποτά, στον εσωτερικό χώρο της ταράτσας ή έξω, εκεί που θα απολαύσετε τη θέα νομίζοντας πως θα αγγίξετε την Ακρόπολη. Το Athenstyle rooftop bar από 1 Οκτωβρίου ποντάρει στην θετική διάθεση, φιλική ατμόσφαιρα και χαλαρές μουσικές. Κάθε μέρα από τις 11 το πρωί μέχρι την 1 το βράδυ. Σας περιμενουμε!

14536850_1753933061538652_108544190_o

Leave a comment

Filed under all day cafe, Athenstyle News, Rooftop bar, Uncategorized

What to do on a rainy day in Athens

It is true that in Greece we have sun all year round! Even if it’s cold, the sun is still shining! However, once in a blue moon we experience days of rain. So, if you are in Athens and it starts raining, don’t just sit in your room waiting for it to stop! Athens is a big city and there is always something you can do no matter the weather. Here are some suggestions:

1. Time for coffee!! Greeks love coffee! And most of all they enjoy sitting back, watching the rain fall while drinking their warm coffee. Maybe it is time you try a Greek coffee or some of our traditional sweets! Having a coffee at the AthenStyle full covered and heated Rooftop bar & café is just what you need! Besides, according to the Greek tradition, people spend hours and hours in one coffee table (average time is 1.5 hours!).

greek-coffee_baklava

2. It’s culture time! What’s best than visit museums, when outside it’s pouring rain! During holidays you also want to learn more about the intellectual and cultural aspect of the city you are in, so this is the best chance for you! Athens is full of museums, most of which are in the centre and walking distance from AthenStyle hostel.

museum

3. Another archaeological and contemporary art museum is of course the Athens metro! In every station, you will find exhibits, such as statues, pottery, etc. The best stations to visit are Syntagma, Monastiraki and Acropolis.

metro03

4. Shopping: You know shopping is always a pleasure, especially for women. If you don’t want to walk around and explore the city under the rain, you can have a look at the shops! Ermou street, is the main shopping street of Athens and it is right next to AthenStyle hostel! Moreover, in Monastiraki square, you can see the flea market. There, you can find anything you need and if you bargain a little you can lower the price and get some amazing things in great price!

ermou

5. Feel like reading? You can go to the National Library, at walking distance from AthenStyle hostel. It has a wide variety of books, magazines, scripts and documents as well as a collection of Lord Byron’s personal items.

National_Library_of_Greece_in_Athens

6. What about a movie? There are many cinemas, not far from the city centre. All movies are played in English (or the original language) with Greek subtitles, so you will be able to follow!

cinema

Do you have any more ideas??? :)

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized