Restaurants in Athens

Old Jul 29th, 2003, 10:26 PM
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Restaurants in Athens

We will be leaving for Greece in just over a month..Our first night is in Athens and we are staying at Hotel Attolas...Could anyone recommend a reasonably priced restaurant or something fun to do (other than bars)in that area...We have 1 night at the beginning...spending 6 nites in Santorini, and then 1 night in Athens at the end..Any suggestions as to what we shouldn't miss in Athens would be appreciated..Thanks.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 08:31 AM
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From the Hotel Attalos, turn right out the door, walk towards the Acropolis and you will soon be in the Plaka. There you will find many very nice outdoor restaurants and fun shopping to occupy your time. The desk clerk at the Attalos will give you a small tourist map to help guide you on your way.
 
Old Jul 30th, 2003, 08:40 AM
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Hi TracyB.

I too am considering the Hotel Attolas. May I ask what the rate you've been quoted is?

Thanks.

Ross.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 09:38 AM
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I do not know how much it is per night as we booked a package through Fanstasy Travel..The package price was reasonable..
And thanks for the info brotherleelove, it is nice to know that we don't have to go far after the long flight!!
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 09:45 AM
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The Attalos is really close to the Plaka. Definitely lots of restaurants nearby, so you should be fine. Just wandering the streets in that area was lots of fun.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 03:25 PM
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Thanks Susan, I am really looking forward to this trip.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 04:53 PM
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Tracy

some thing different that is good and relaxing in Plaka is to see a movie. At Kydatheneon is Cine Pari which is open-air rooftop cinema with films usually in English language but subtitle in Greek. you can watch movie, drink wine and view Acropoli at same time!

If you wish Greek music clubs let me know here and I will write you some addressess.

T.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 07:26 PM
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Socrates Prison, few minutes walk south of Plaka, is a fun, reasonably priced place with good food. I forget the street, but it is well known and shouldn't be hard to find someone to give you directions.
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Old Jul 30th, 2003, 10:43 PM
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We enjoyed Taverna Thespis a couple years, enough to go twice within 7 days. It's tucked on a small, hilly side street in Plaka (address: Odos Thespidos 18). Fresh simple delicious food, a bit of an Acropolis view, and not at all touristy.

Many of those plaka restaurants have shills or barkers to hustle you in, absolutely none of that at Taverna Thespis.
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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 07:29 AM
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O'Platanos was one of our favorites. It's close to the Ancient Agora.

You can get the address and read about it at the URL below. There are some mixed reviews, but we found the food wonderful, a great value for the money, the atmosphere really captured the Plaka and it was not at all dirty. Check it out if you have the chance.

http://www.fodors.com/rants/rrread.c...=name&pg=2
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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 09:22 AM
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I stayed at Hotel Attalos in 2001. We were also in Santorini, my favorite Greek island. My web site has the list of restaurants that Tony and I dined in as well as other information that may help you. Have a great time!

http://greece2001mjp.homestead.com/greece2001.html

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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 07:15 PM
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Thanks again everyone for the info..Looks like we don't need to worry what to do for 2 nights!! And Monica, I looked at your website, it is very nice.
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