Aqua Marina Patisserie, Vouliagmeni

Set in Vouliagmeni, Athens’s wealthiest neighbourhood, Aqua Marina Patisserie is one of the city’s hottest spots in which to pick up a black coffee. And why not also try a plate of galaktoboureko, a cream-filled Greek pastry? Giokas Vassilios, who opened this institution in 1970, greets loyal customers with a kiss.

13 Agiou Padeleimona, Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 21 0896 1408

Ergon House, Athina

For a pocket of quiet in the city, head to one of the airy rooms at Ergon House, a short walk from Syntagma Square. It’s the first hospitality venture from Thessaloniki-based Thomas Douzis, the entrepreneur behind the Ergon deli chain that specialises in food from small producers around Greece. So it’s no surprise that Douzis’s first hotel is one for enthusiastic eaters: at ground level a modern-day agora is housed in an impressive atrium, bringing together a greengrocer, butcher, fishmonger, bakery, roastery, bar and restaurant. The best part? Guests can take their pick from the produce and book one of two handsomely equipped kitchens – or hire the hotel’s chef.

23 Mitropoleos, 105 57
+30 210 010 9090

Zeus & Dione, Athina

Atelier Zeus & Dione places craftsmanship at the centre of its clothing designs, using high-quality Greek silks and leather for its minimalist tailoring. Step inside the brand’s smartly presented new shop, complete with marble floors and wooden detailing. It’s set on Voukourestiou, a street that’s known for its fashionable boutiques – so you won’t be short of options if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

6 Voukourestiou, 105 64
+30 210 323 0132

Images: Francesca Jones

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