The Central Market is where everybody heads for the best and cheapest produce in Athens. Just beyond the market lies Evripidou Street, full of secret treasures for curious travellers who think with their stomach.

The meat hall at Varvakios Market.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Mountain tea at Strounga tou Moria, one of Evripidou Street's original shops.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Try before you buy at Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Photo: Georgios Makkas