Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Syrup, honey, nuts and spice, that’s what Greek desserts are made of. From baklava to kataifi, here are the stories behind the traditional sweets and where to go get your hands sticky in Athens.

By Carolina Doriti

Pieces of heaven at Feyrouz.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Baklava

Kataifi

How many can you eat? Go to Divan and test your stamina.

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Walk into Chara. Choose your dessert. Pick up spoon, scoop, repeat.

Photo: Eleni Veziri

Ekmek

Galaktoboureko

Syrupy, soft and sweet. Galaktoboureko at Galifianakis.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Add a scoop of ice cream to your ravani for ultimate palate pleasure. Try Lido's.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Ravani, Karydopita and Portokalopita

Touloumbakia and Kourkoubinia

Tourloumbakia; the perfect bite-size sugar high at Lido.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis