Athens Restaurants

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  • 1. Manhmanh

    $$ | Makriyianni | Greek

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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Cafe Oionos

    $ | Plaka | Café

    Stop for an ice-cold frappé (Nescafé instant coffee frothed with sugar and condensed milk) and a game of backgammon at Cafe Oionos. ...Read More

  • 8. Diporto

    $ | Omonia Sq. | Greek

    It's the savvy locals' treasured secret—and one of Athens's oldest tavernas—where everyone wandering around Omonia Square has been welcomed...Read More

  • 9. Fatsio

    $ | Pangrati | Greek

    Don't be fooled by the Italian name: the food at this old-fashioned (practically unchanged since 1949), family-owned restaurant is all home...Read More

  • 10. Karavitis

    $$ | Pangrati | Greek

    This very traditional taverna has been around since 1926 and doesn't seem to have changed a bit in that span, serving classic, well-prepared...Read More

  • 11. Le Greche

    $ | Syntagma | Italian

    There's nothing like an ice cream to revive flailing, sweaty spirits on a hot day of touring the city. Le Greche serves fresh, handmade ice...Read More

  • 12. Manas Kouzina-Kouzina

    $ | Monastiraki | Greek

    Homey cuisine, served at a counter (there's no table service), with prices lower than a fast-food meal are the secrets that keep Mother's Kitchens...Read More

  • 13. Melilotos

    $$ | Monastiraki | Greek

    In the city's main shopping district, the compact but modern Melilotos offers a large variety of refreshing, quick-bite options based on traditional...Read More

  • 14. O Platanos

    $$ | Plaka | Greek

    On a picturesque pedestrianized square, this is one of the oldest tavernas in Plaka (established 1932). Although not as good as it was during...Read More

  • 15. Taverna Filippou

    $$ | Kolonaki | Greek

    This unassuming urban taverna is hardly the sort of place you'd expect to find in chic Kolonaki, yet its devotees (since 1923) have included...Read More

  • 16. Thanasis

    $ | Monastiraki | Greek

    With the hands-down best kebab (especially the traditional yiaourtlou, i.e., with yogurt sauce) in town, and open since 1950, Thanasis is...Read More

  • 17. To Steki tou Ilia

    $$ | Thissio | Steakhouse

    Unpretentious and overall unremarkable, this restaurant is justifiably famous for its freshly grilled paidakia (lamb chops), to be eaten with...Read More

  • 18. Sardelles

    $$ | Gazi-Kerameikos | Seafood

    If you love seafood and don't want to pay a fortune for it, don't miss this trendy (and by now classic) eatery in the heart of party-loving...Read More

  • 19. Alexandria

    $ | Exarcheia | Greek

    Egyptian spice infuses Greek cuisine with an exotic, eclectic, and dynamic menu at this popular restaurant in a restored neoclassical building...Read More

  • 20. O Skoufias

    $ | Rouf | Greek

    This pretty neo-taverna has good food at reasonable prices. Menus are the royal-blue lined notebooks used by Greek schoolchildren; the proprietors...Read More

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