Urban travel tales

Discovering sweet delights in Athens, traditional & healthy

The purpose of my blog: Promoting the benefits from the embracing of Cultural Heritage & Ecology, these posts feature in En & Gr thoroughly edited and researched, illustrated by my photos. Enjoy the journey!      
What inspires me is a traveler’s not a tourist’s approach and the desire to share it with the world and make it more beautiful, a home where everyone may find the space for active love and purposeful creativity.

Since 1930 they make cheese pies, “oriental sweets” like galaktoboureko & kantaifi in different versions, light, delicious. This is not meant to be an advertisement.

☀️ A moment before I gasped in horror at the broken windows of deserted neoclassical buildings, the endless bars & cafe’ with lines of young people occupying their stools or hanging around, aimless at mid day, armed with gel-frozen hair and mobiles to combat their anxieties & hide their insecurities …

☀️☀️ I was just one block away from Patission Street, one of the central Athenian Avenues, not far from Kefallinias-bus-station. The memory I hold from the affluent neighborhood of my adolescence was suffering a reality shock faced with this miserable, almost dangerous reality, which is not much presented or talked about. It goes unseen by the travelers and tourists who mostly walk around Constitution Square and the beauties of Athens, naturally, if not along the beaches.

☀️☀️☀️ A tantalizing aroma of baked pastry led me by the nose few steps down in the workshop.

Curiosity DOES not kill the cat!

Vasilis gave me a few tips on how to distinguish a top quality pastry dough.

Here is a quick demo: open the thin sheet of dough, then squeeze and press it in your palm. When you open it again it is inspiring as a sheet of paper is for a writer!

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