Friday August 29, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
24o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Campaign to boost wining and dining downtown

By Tania Georgiopoulou

A bowl of vegetable soup, handmade bread rolls, stuffed onion, lamb shank, apricot and apple sauce, pancetta, yogurt dip, and a sweet creme brule with orange and cardamom all comes for the price of 10 euros every Tuesday at Athiri (15 Plataion, Kerameikos), as part of a campaign run by the City of Athens.

Eva Lambraki, the queen of the kitchen at Cretan restaurant Katsourbos in Pangrati (2 Amyntas), explains that the 10-euro menu there will include an individual salad, a main course of the diner’s choosing, sweet cheese pies and a serving of raki.

The campaign, which was launched last months, is aimed at creating ways of attracting more people -- shoppers, diners etc -- to parts of the city center like Kolonaki, Pangrati, Monastiraki, Exarchia, Psyrri and Thiseio, on nights that have become customarily slow in terms of business, in an effort to boost activity in the recession-hit retail, dining and entertainment sectors in downtown Athens.

Starting next Tuesday, May 15, and for the following three Tuesdays, restaurants participating in the scheme will be offering a special menu at the price of 10 euros per person. A number of cafes are also joining the campaign with 2-euro coffees, while bars will be selling alcoholic beverages at 5 euros rather than the usual average 6-7 euros.

The names and addresses of the establishments participating in the “Let’s Go Out in Athens” campaign are posted on www.cityofathens.gr, which so far total 30 restaurants, bars and cafes.

Meanwhile, the city’s municipal music ensembles have also joined the effort to liven up the capital with free concerts by the Athens Philharmonic on May 15 on the pedestrianized Valaoritou Street in Kolonaki as well as at the Workshop of Greek Music in Thiseio, on May 22 in Psyrri and on May 29 in Plaka, while the Athens Big Band will play Monastiraki on May 22.

ekathimerini.com , Monday May 14, 2012 (19:50)  
The rebirth of one of Athens’s 19th-century architectural treasures
Folk dancers from around the world perform at Syntagma Square
From crowdfunding to recipes for sharing
The fascinating journey of a cultural treasure
The story of Kenyan woman´s escape from genital mutilation
Everyone who knows her speaks of a kind, low-key woman who only rarely shares her story. The 42-year-old Kenyan, who wished to remain anonymous, just barely escaped deportation from Greece b...
Persecuted by jihadists, Yazidis flee to Greece
“They hate us because of our faith. The only thing they have asked of us is that we change religion – not that we join their army or anything else,” 26-year-old Jamal said when asked why the...
Inside Community
Inside Gastronomy
Inside Travel
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greece´s top banks said to seek up to 5.4 bln euros in ECB loans
2. Greek retail sales rise 3.8 percent year on year in June
3. Greek PM to meet Juncker in Brussels, host Coelho, Rajoy in Athens
4. Tight security in place for City of Athens ceremony as GD MP, supporters to attend
5. OPAP to offer 40 mln euros or more for Greek horse race betting license
6. Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
2. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
3. Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean
4. Rendi shootout leaves would-be hypermarket robber dead
5. Gov't jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing
6. Finance Minister holds final preparatory talks before Paris meet with troika
Today
This Week
1. Brussels warns Greece over plans to allow construction near Korinos beach
2. Attack on gay couple in Athens leaves one man needing surgery
3. Merkel cites euro’s ‘construction flaws’ as economy sputters
4. Purification rituals
5. Second man held over double murder in Mani
6. The battle against progress
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.