Driving in Greece and particularly in Athens, one might have the impression that signs and traffic lights are optional or serve an advisory role and that Greek drivers don’t share the same traffic code with the rest of Europe. Well, after years of driving in this country, I can safely say that this is not just an impression! The rules are the same; what changes is the interpretation!
Searching for the best ‘tiropites’ (cheese pies) in Athens, all roads lead to downtown! Although it is rather unlikely that you will be disappointed if you choose any central bakery or snack cafe (there are everywhere, even in the most tourist areas), certain places have earned a reputation among Athenians and there is a good reason for that. I selected three of them plus four snack cafes where you can try lοukοumàdes, the Greek doughnut.
Tiropites, koulouria, loukoumades … Walking around the streets of Athens it’s hard not to notice the countless shops, bakeries, cafes, bars, plus street vendors selling tempting foodstuffs. As appealing as they may be, the fact that they are so many and various and that it’s not easy to identify the ingredients, it may discourage the less experienced, especially the vegetarians… It would be such a pity not to taste some!