According to Greek Mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods. In Athens, to me, ambrosia meant souvlaki !!!! Therefore, I invoked Athena – the goddess of wisdom – to pave me the way to one of the best souvlaki spots before leaving Athens. Since Athena is also the goddess of strategy, she guided me to Monastiraki, a charming area near the famous Athenian flea markets.
Going away to Athens for a weekend, I asked my Greek friend, Chrysa, to recommend me her favorites restaurants in Athens. Who would you trust more on eating out in Athens than a local?
The first place she suggested was Oikeion, which is her favorite downtown restaurant in Athens. Located in Kolonaki (which means Little Column in greek) – the most chic and upmarket district in the city – Oikeion was definitely a pleasant surprise. When I got off the taxicab and got a first glance of the restaurant, I knew this was my type of place.