Athens Restaurants

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  • 1. Aeglí Zappiou

    $$$ | Syntagma | Mediterranean

    Visit the elegant Aeglí Zappiou, an excellent spot for a classic Greek coffee experience. Nestled among fountains and flowering trees next to...Read More

  • 2. Aegli Zappiou

    $$$ | Syntagma | Greek

    The lush Zappeion Gardens have always been a tranquil green oasis for stressed-out Athenians, who head here to gaze at the distant views of...Read More

  • 3. Athiri

    $$ | Gazi-Kerameikos | Greek

    Once you step into the lush and peaceful urban garden of this popular restaurant (with a Michelin star), you'll relax immediately. The casual...Read More

  • 4. Café Avissinia

    $$ | Psirri | Greek

    Facing hoary and merchant-packed Abyssinia Square, this timeworn but exceptional eatery is popular with locals who want home-cooked traditional...Read More

  • 5. Dionysos Zonars

    $$$ | Makriyianni | Mediterranean

    This famous, historic restaurant just happens to be the spot where movies are often filmed because of its astounding location, looking out to...Read More

  • 6. H Trata

    $$ | Kaisariani | Seafood

    The owner of this popular fish taverna on the historical Kaisariani Square works directly with fishermen, guaranteeing that the freshest, most...Read More

  • 7. Kuzina

    $$$ | Thissio | Greek

    Kuzina may be sleek, dazzlingly decorated, and moodily lighted, but is not just a pretty face. The food—especially the inventive seafood and...Read More

  • 8. Manhmanh

    $$ | Makriyianni | Greek

    Featuring inspired recipes—and many ingredients—from the southern Peloponnese's Mani region, Manhmanh strikes the perfect balance between...Read More

  • 9. Margaro

    $ | Seafood

    With one of the most refreshingly simple menus in Athens (which is limited to fresh, fried sea bream, red mullet, and shrimps with a side of...Read More

  • 10. Papadakis

    $$$$ | Kolonaki | Seafood

    Picture this: it's twilight and you're sitting under bitter-orange trees at one of Athens's best fish restaurants, in the heart of Kolonaki...Read More

  • 11. Spondi

    $$$$ | Pangrati | French

    What is perhaps the capital's top restaurant is justly celebrated as a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds, and eating here is a serious...Read More

  • 12. Strofi

    $$ | Makriyianni | Greek

    It's the place where the likes of Rudolph Nureyev, Maria Callas, and Elizabeth Taylor dined after performances at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...Read More

  • 13. The Salty Pig

    $ | Exarcheia | American

    If you're looking for meat and don't mind the street-side setting, this self-service restaurant offers chef-driven food in a very casual setting...Read More

  • 14. Aleria

    $$$ | Metaxourgeio | Mediterranean

    Restaurants, including this award-winning gem of neoclassical design and inventive Mediterranean cuisine, are one reason Metaxourgeio's star...Read More

  • 15. Ama Lachei at Nefeli's

    $ | Exarcheia | Greek

    Step out of Kallidromiou Street in edgy Exarcheia and find yourself in a large, lovely courtyard full of little tables and abundant greenery...Read More

  • 16. Athinaikon

    $$ | Omonia Sq. | Greek

    Choose among classic specialties at this old-fashioned mezedopoleio founded in 1932: grilled octopus, shrimp croquettes with white sauce, broad...Read More

  • 17. Athinaion Politeia

    $ | Thissio | Café

    For a fancy coffee (think espresso mixed with Sambuca), sweet crêpes, or an impromptu meal, stop at this restored neoclassical-style mansion...Read More

  • 18. Avli Psirri

    $ | Psirri | Greek

    A very well-kept secret until a couple of years ago, Avli remains well under the radar even today. But if you walk past its inconspicuous entrance...Read More

  • 19. Avocado

    $$ | Syntagma | Vegetarian

    For such a tiny spot in a narrow street just off Syntagma Square, this small but stylish vegetarian favorite has many devoted fans. The veg...Read More

  • 20. Bairaktaris

    $ | Monastiraki | Greek

    Run by the same family since 1879, this is an almost legendary souvlaki eatery in Monastiraki Square. After admiring the painted wine barrels...Read More

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