Athens favorite restaurants

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Jun 13th, 2005, 07:04 AM
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Athens favorite restaurants

We are in Athens!! We have eaten in sidewalk and garden cafes in the Plaka, and had coffee in Koliniki (sp?). We would appreciate any recommendations for specific restaurants before we leave for Santorini!! Our concierge just keeps saying, "Go to the Plaka." Thanks,
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Jun 13th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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Dine at Grande Bretagne, the Winter Garden has a great atmosphere, however, at this time of year the Roof Garden should prove more attractive.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 07:21 AM
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(Hotel Grande Bretagne)
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Jun 13th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Have lunch at Thanasis for fantastic souvlaki.

In Santorini, eat at Candouni, Ambrosia & Nectar, and Kastro (all in Oia) or Nikolas Taverna in Fira.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 08:31 AM
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1/Athens riviera Lambros in Vouliagmeni.30 to 45 min taxi drive from Syntagma.

2/Jimmy and the Fish at Microlimano/Pireaus ( the little harbour) 20 to 30 min drive.

3/Strofi with the incredible Acropolis view

4/Kioupia in Politia north of Athens

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Jun 13th, 2005, 08:48 AM
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Well,
For Mediterranean taste, try 'AIOLI' which is in Glyfada. The address is 9 Artemidos str., Esperidon Sqaure. Tel: 2108940181. You can go there by tram.
For Vegetarian food, go to 'EDEN'. It is close to Plaka, The address is 12 Lissioy street and Mnisikleous. Tel: 2103248858
For Greek cuisine go to 'RENE TIS FTELIAS'. The address is 28, 25th March str., Íeo Psyhiko, tel:2106743874, 2106748718
Also, you can go to 'MILOS ESTIATORIO', which is at Hilton Hotel. The address is 46, V.Sofias Avenue but it is expensive (it is worth it though)
Should I say, the best places are outside the center of Athens and in suburbs, like Psyhiko, Ekali, Kifisia, Glyfada, etc. You should get the bus, tram, underground and visit these places. They are less touristy, but you will like them! Have fun!
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Jun 13th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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Mzani.... is Strofi on the opposite side of the Acropolis from the Plaka.... a rooftop restaurant.??
We had several delightful meals at a restaurant in that location but I can't remember it's name -
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Jun 14th, 2005, 04:32 AM
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A couple of ideas on the pricier side (around 80 Euros per person without wine):
"Varoulko" restaurant (80 Pireos St., across the Keramikos archaeological site): Seafood with a creative touch, splendid view of the Acropolis from the top level tables.
"48 the restaurant" (http://www.48therestaurant.com/): Fine food, spectacular wine list.
"Spondi" (http://www.spondi.gr/): Ditto.
"Tudor Hall": On the top floor of the King George Hotel (Syntagma Square)- classy and easily accessible.
"Gefseis me Onomasia Proelefsis" (http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgr...erty_id=372474) In the suburb of Kifissia, a tad cheaper than the above. Cool cozy garden, excellent regional products from all over Greece and, again, extensive wine list.
Finally, in the heart of the Monastiraki flea market, and quite cheaper than the above, "Brachera" cafe - restaurant (http://www.brachera.gr). Again, magnificent view of the Acropolis.
Have a great holiday!
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