It must be in the high 30’s here in Athens. That means it’s time for open air cinema.

In the open air cinemas which are found in every neighbourhood in Athens you watch the film, eating souvlaki, popcorn or nachos, drinking cold drinks or beers and of course for those who do .. you can smoke. It is the ultimate Greek summer relaxation. It originated when there was no television and very little affordable entertainment. The cinemas were surrounded by high walls covered with sweet smelling jasmine and often climbed over by the poorest urchins to watch the movie for free.

You have not tasted real Greek summer unless you have visited one.. Ohh and dont forget a “granita” – what you call  slushie – strawberry usually