Walking around one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Athens, called Kerameikos, I came across a new and exciting place! Although my mother lived around the corner for years, “Rakor” opened its doors pretty recently, so I was not aware of its existence!
Hidden behind the busy and noisy Gazi, Rakor offers a variety of Greek dishes from early afternoon to late in the night! The owners are not afraid to “play” with Greek recipes to create challenging flavours, even for Greeks that are used to specific cooking of their national dishes!
It’s not a touristic place and this is good! You will find yourself dining amongst locals but no worries, menus are in English as well! Once you get your stomach satisfied, spend some time walking around one of the last remaining neighbourhoods near the center of Athens with lots of traditional houses, dating back to the 1900s!
You have to try Chicken Pizziola and Carrot Soup! Plan your visit as soon as you set foot in Athens! The area, early in the afternoon is also ideal if you want to walk around and take some photos of classical Athenian buildings that are still preserved!
Lately, Rakor has started organizing small bazaars and exhibitions. With a friend I found myself attending a seminar on how to make soap with natural ingredients which was awesome! The area is picking and picking up, so walk around and there are lots of places to discover, like Korova, the newest addition to the neighbourhood!