Celebrating six months of teamwork


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Sunday 21st June 2015 was the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere – the Summer Solstice.  In some parts of the Hemisphere, people celebrated with their various rituals.  Here in Athens, Greece, we had a different reason to celebrate: the day marked the Travel Bloggers Greece 6 months of teamwork, sharing ideas and promoting this wonderful country.

How did we celebrate?  In style of course, and this being Greece, that had to include food!

Manas Kouzina Kouzina

I have already written about this traditional Greek restaurant in the centre of Athens here. The menu is changed on a weekly basis, and as I frequent it regularly, I am guaranteed never to get bored.

What a great venue to gather together approx. 20 of us to eat and share our news, ideas and generally be happy that we’ve brought together such an awesome group of people who are willing to not compete, but all work together.  We all share the same ideal: we love Greece, we want to promote it.

Chef Dimitris Aivaliotis prepared a veritable mixture of dishes traditional to different regions of Greece.  We sampled fifteen dishes in total – here are just a small selection of them:

Dolmadakia stuffed grape leaves and flower of courgette with tzatziki
Dolmadakia stuffed grape leaves and flower of courgette with tzatziki
Cretan salad
Cretan salad
Meat pie with graviera cheese in homemade filo
Meat pie with graviera cheese in homemade filo
Mousaka with grilled vegetables
Mousaka with grilled vegetables
Homemade soft cheese
Homemade soft cheese

And this was just a small selection!  As you can see, Greeks certainly know how to eat healthily, and Manas Kouzina Kouzina prepares dishes that will expose you to all corners of the country.

Manas Kouzina Kouzina can be found at: Aiolou 27a, Monisteraki.

It’s really central and sitting outside in the pedestrianized area, you can even see the Acropolis!

Here’s to another six months of great teamwork from the Travel Bloggers Greece!



  1. Love the look of this food, and to think I must have walked by this restaurant two weeks ago bemused by the vast quantity of places to eat and spoilt for choice. I’ll just have to go back to Athens again! X

    • Hi Yvonne!

      So nice that you see the positive in Greece where a lot are pressing the negative – thank you so much! Food is definitely one of them, and good, healthy food minus all the salt and sugars that you tend to find in the UK and/or U.S. It’s so easy to eat healthily in this country, for not a lot of money.
      Do please come back again – and be sure to visit Manas Kouzina Kouzina – food and eating out in Greece is not just about eating, it’s an experience!

    • Thanks Molly! Yes, it’s important to paint a good yet realistic picture about this country, especially now.


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