Kipseli, The Bee Hive of Gods

17 Jul

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kipseli-athens-multicultural-bee-hive-europe-nico-spies

 

http://www.greeceathensaegeaninfo.com/h-athens/areas-of/kypseli.htm

Kypseli Area of Athens Greece

Kypseli, which means ‘bee hive’ in Greek, is worth noting for its Fokionos Negri section which is a long park like street with many cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Fokionos Negri is very popular with local residents and to other residents it is a destination for its night time amusements and promenades. You can cruise the strip here in Fokionos! Kypseli Sq is also very nice in a traditional Greek way at the top end of the strip.

There you may get a whiff of old Greece with many people enjoying the outdoors and children playing and so on. Of course non ( or very few) of the people you see in Kypseli will be Greek.

They will likely be Albanian or Ukrainian or Russian or Kurdish or from relatively near by. No big deal these are the people that do all the work in Greece these days. There are some great souvlaki places and restaurants in the square area that should not be missed too!

Also you will find the American chain Pizza Hut. Yawn! Stick with the local cuisine! Try Greek Pizza it really good usually.

 

http://www.mel.gr/en/content.asp?id=7

Bee – The most beneficial species of the animal kingdom for humans.
Humans cultivated bees since the ancient times. Honey is referred as therapeutical in Egyptian papyruses 3500 years ago. In the ancient Indians’ book of life it is said that life is prolonged when there is honey and milk in everyday diet. Nectar was the food of the immortal Olympian Gods. Zeus was brought up with honey by the Bee nymph.The father of medicine Hippocrates recommended it for the treatment of several diseases, and so did Aristotle who believed that honey prolongs life.

The Egyptians offered their gods honeycombs with honey as a valuable present showing devotion and gratitude. Cleopatra, the Egyprian queen, used honey for her face and body.
In Mykinae and the Minoan signs of other basic products of nutrition honey is (me-ri) is mentioned. In the classical era honey was one of the mytotos (kind of gruel) ingredients. Legumes also were eaten in the form of gruel adding honey. “Plakunta” was also a very popular sweet with honey, nuts and spices. Aristeos had become immortal because the Earth and the Hours to whom Apollon had given him,fed him with amvrosia. In the Byzantine period honey was also part of the diet.

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