Birthday in Athens

Apr 4th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Birthday in Athens

My son will turn 15 whilst we are in Athens. His birthday is a Saturday night. Any suggestions ? He likes the idea of some plate smashing .
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Apr 5th, 2011, 01:14 AM
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Well, I don't think you can find plate smashing places in Greece anymore. That was a -really peculiar- habit during the '80s and '90s.
However,you can visit "flower-throwing" live scenes with folk music. Romeo is such a place in Elliniko. You could use the map in this link.
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Apr 5th, 2011, 02:18 AM
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Any restaurant that offers plate smashing is sure to be a tourist trap. Your son might end up in the kitchen washing the dishes he didn't break!
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Apr 5th, 2011, 02:21 AM
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You could start the night out with a drink atop the Gran Bretagne Hotel with its fabulous view (which is even more amazing when it is dark) and then move on. Sorry I can't help with where to eat that would please a young man.
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Apr 5th, 2011, 04:38 AM
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An afternoon or (very) late night of rembetika music at the Stoa Athanaton in the central market building? Ask your hotel to call for reservations. When I went with my college-aged daughter a few years ago, we were the only non-Greeks in the place. Very festive.

My understanding is that you are no longer allowed to break plates, but that people throw flowers instead.
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