As the World of Coffee convention draws near, excitement is brewing in anticipation of this extraordinary event taking place in Athens from June 22 to 24, 2023. We are thrilled to announce that we will be present at booth 2-M30, and we are eager to meet and connect with each and every one of you.
With coffee enthusiasts from around the globe flocking to the vibrant Greek capital, we have curated an exclusive guide to help you make the most of your visit. Discover Athens beyond the convention halls, savor local flavors, and embark on unforgettable experiences.
Culinary Delights: Restaurants Near the Athens Metropolitan Expo Center
After a day of networking and coffee tasting, satisfy your taste buds with Athens' culinary delights. The Athens Metropolitan Expo is conveniently located near an array of exceptional dining options. Sample traditional Greek cuisine at local tavernas, indulge in mouth-watering souvlaki and gyros, or treat yourself to contemporary Mediterranean fusion at trendy restaurants. Don't forget to pair your meal with a delightful Greek coffee experience, sipping on a velvety cup of traditional coffee.
Address: Agiou Konstantinou kai Elenis, Artemis 190 16, Greece
Driving distance: Approximately 12 minutes (7.6 km)
Specializing in traditional Greek cuisine, "The Widow" showcases a delightful menu of grilled meats and classic dishes. Indulge in hearty portions of flavorful cuisine, ranging from tender grilled meats to mouthwatering traditional specialties.
2- Kalos Gialos
Address: Avlakiou 22, Porto Rafti 190 03, Greece
Driving distance: Approximately 18 minutes (12.7 km)
Kalos Gialos is renowned for its focus on fresh seafood, bringing the flavors of the Aegean Sea to your plate. From grilled octopus and succulent shrimp to tender fish fillets, each dish is expertly prepared to highlight the natural flavors of the Mediterranean.
Greek Language Essentials: Useful Phrases
While many locals in Athens speak English, learning a few basic Greek phrases can enhance your cultural experience and open doors to authentic interactions. Here are a few essentials to get you started:
"Yassas" (YAH-sas) - Hello
"Efharisto" (ef-ha-REE-sto) - Thank you
" Sas parakaloúme " (Sas pa-ra-KA-lo-me) - Please
" Me synchoreís" (Me see-GNO-reis) - Excuse me
"Kalimera" (ka-lee-ME-ra) - Good morning
Extended Stay: Extra Activities in Athens
For those who wish to extend their stay in Athens, there is an abundance of captivating experiences awaiting you. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology by visiting the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, embark on a day trip to the picturesque island of Aegina, or venture into the narrow alleys of Plaka to discover hidden gems and charming boutiques. Athens offers a vibrant nightlife scene as well, where you can unwind and enjoy a traditional Greek dance performance or explore trendy bars for a sip of local spirits.
Coffee Adventures in Athens: Beyond the Convention
Discover Athens' vibrant coffee culture beyond the convention. Indulge in coffee-tasting tours, barista workshops, roastery visits, and insightful coffee history tours. Engage in interactive experiences, explore the art of cupping, and immerse yourself in the passion of Athens' thriving coffee scene. Here are some coffee-centric experiences to enhance your coffee journey.
Coffee Tasting Tours: Join guided tours organized by companies like "Athens Walking Tours," which take you to popular specialty coffee shops and roasteries in neighborhoods like Kolonaki, Exarcheia, and Psyrri.
Coffee Roastery Visits: Visit local coffee roasteries like "Taf Coffee" and "Mokka Specialty Coffee Roasters," which offer guided tours and tastings, showcasing their roasting techniques and specialty coffee offerings.
Coffee Cupping Sessions: Join specialty coffee shops such as "Tailor Made" and "Mokka Specialty Coffee Roasters" that regularly host coffee cupping sessions where you can learn the art of coffee evaluation and tasting under the guidance of experienced cuppers.
Coffee-themed Workshops: Look for workshops organized by coffee shops and specialty coffee organizations such as "The Underdog", offering sessions on alternative brewing methods, coffee sustainability, and home brewing techniques.
Embrace the Coffee Capital of Athens
As the World of Coffee convention approaches, Athens eagerly awaits the arrival of coffee enthusiasts from around the world. Beyond the convention, the city offers a rich tapestry of coffee experiences to explore. Indulge in coffee-tasting tours, engage in barista workshops, visit local roasteries, delve into coffee history and culture, participate in cupping sessions, and embrace coffee-themed workshops. Athens is ready to captivate you with its vibrant coffee scene and warm hospitality. While you're here, don't forget to visit us at booth 2-M30 in Hall 2, where we'll be delighted to share our passion for coffee with you.
Get ready for an unforgettable coffee journey in the heart of Athens!
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