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It was perfect! one of the best experience we had. Your house is absolutely gorgeous. It was a shame that we didn't have enough time to stay longer.
Had a wonderful dinner with Olga and her family. Her place was tastefully furnished with a gorgeous city view on the roof top terrace which is hard to beat; great home cooked food (bean soup with cream cheese, amazing cherry tomatoes and salad, pork 2 ways and delicious orzo), and such warm hospitality it’s like visiting a friend for dinner! This beats a meal at a restaurant any day. Highly recommended!
Olga-Maria and Fotis are very sympathetic hosts who live in a spacious and tastefully equipped apartment on the 8th floor of an apartment house. On top of the apartment we were welcomed on a wonderful covered roof terrace, surrounded by glass walls. From there we had a fantastic view all over Athens, with the two peaks, the Acropolis and the Lykabettos. Olga-Maria offered us mezes, a variety of Greek appetizers, and a selection of Greek aperitifs. The following dinner with Olga and her husband was delicious, and I especially loved her orange cake. Everything was cooked and prepared at a very high level. It was a cozy and nice atmosphere with interesting and meaningful conversations and insights into her private way of life. Fotis has a broad knowledge of wines and his experience with Greek wine is amazing. Consequently the wine he offered us from the Nemea region was very tasty. Especially the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere gave us a very positive feeling and we regret not to be able to visit them more often in Athens.
A place never has its soul until you met with charming people there and has a memory together. In our foodie trips around the world we checked in eatwith hosts from time to time next to top rated restaurants to get closer to the locals. In our trip to Athens on Xmas day Olga's place turn out to be the highlight of our trip. The food were prepared whole heartedly with freshest ingredients. All the dishes are flavorful, colorful with right texture and balance. They claim not being professional chef but the level of execution is not any less than a professional kitchen. The conversation was warm, attentive and insightful. We learnt a lot on what happened in Greece economy in past years and it's impact to a household as such and appreciated more to the fact we could be here hosted by not only true lover of food but also true lover of life. The tasty dishes, humble but powerful personal story telling was conducted in their breathtaking roof top with panoramic view of whole Athens city. What else could you expect of an Eatwith event. I highly recommend Olga's place for looking for great greek food experience or simply a conversation with a decent, charming Greek family in a place where you can remember for life.