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Ancient Greek Cuisine Revives in Psyri District in Athens

Archeon Gefsis_MG_0675Archeon Gefsis, an Ancient Greek-style restaurant, recently opened its doors in the Psyri District in central Athens. This theme restaurant, which translates to Ancient Tastes, is renowned for its unique style and atmosphere and aims to offer guests a brand new culinary experience.

Archeon Gefsis_MG_0724Backed by a team that includes specialized architects, taste specialists and researchers of ancient writings, Archeon Gefsis focuses on the revival of the cuisine of Ancient Greece and aims to initiate food lovers into the healthy nutritional and dietary habits of the sophisticated men who led the way to our civilized society.

The restaurant offers a very interesting combination of recipes and flavors that are based on ancient ingredients. With the addition of traditional wines and along with the mystagogic atmosphere of antiquity, guests will feel as if they have suddenly been transferred to Ancient Greece and are about to dine with Socrates, Platon and Pericles.

All dishes are prepared strictly on the basis of ancient recipes of the 5th, 4th and 3rd Centuries BC, adapted to suit contemporary tastes. The menu is written with detail and contains authentic ingredients and cooking methods extracted from the ancient books from which recipes were derived.

Archeon Gefsis_MG_0892As pointed out by the Archeon Gefsis management, some of the most common ingredients in today’s cooking such as potatoes, rice, tomatoes, lemons, orange juice, coffee and sugar were not known to Ancient Greek cookery.

On the other hand, vegetables, meat (including pork, goat, cow, poultry), fish, legumes, fruits, sweets (dry nuts, yogurt, honey), were considered healthy and were used widely. Pure olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper were mainly used among other spices to make dishes tastier.

The Ancient Greeks also always consumed a great quantity of diluted wine and barley wine (beer).

Archeon Gefsis welcomes all of its guests with a glass of Inomelo, a drink made from wine rosewater and honey.

The staff of Archeon Gefsis is multi–lingual and ready to offer the outstanding Greek filoxenia (hospitality) to all. The restaurant is also available to host private symposiums events.

Archeon Gefsis is located on 6 Agion Anargiron Street in the Psyri District in Athens.

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