Athens: Sweets at Serbetia
Sometimes you just need to splurge. And where better to splurge than at a sweet shop like no other? ?? ????????? ???? ?????, or The Serbetia of Psiri, is in its own league.
Serbetia is located at Aischilou 3 in blisteringly hip Psiri (tel: +30-210-32-45-862.) The shop emanates the scent of cinnamon, honey, and sugar. Pastries are enormous, as well, which makes the €5.50-€6.50 pricing seem reasonable.
From baklava to ekmek, peach pie to chocolate and orange giouzel, the offerings are extremely sweet. Serbetia also sells glyko tou koutaliou (fruit and sugar combined into diabetic poison) and yogurt with honey, two traditional and slightly lighter Greek desserts. Serbetia also serves up a range of coffees, tea, hot cocoa, and even rakomelo—see above—a scrumptious blend of warmed raki with honey.
Our all-time favorite is the baklava-like treat hazan dipi, with dark chocolate in the center and milk chocolate syrup dripping from every piece of filo.