Fodor's Expert Review 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 and the black-and-white stills of Greek film stars and politicians who have lunched here, go to the window case to view the day's magirefta (stove-top-cooked dish, usually made earlier)—possibly a delicious pastitsio. Or sit down and order a popular gyro or kebab platter.

Greek Historical Lively Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

Monastiraki Sq. 2
Athens, Attica  10555, Greece

210-321–3036

www.bairaktaris.gr

Known For:
  • Traditional kebabs and gyros
  • Historic setting
  • Simple food for reasonable prices

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