Athens Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Manhmanh

    $$ | Makriyianni | Greek

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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Cookoovaya

    $$$ | Ilisia | Greek

    This buzz-worthy restaurant has become known for its delicate, eclectic, and creative cuisine and expertly cooked food. A brainchild of five...Read More

  • 12. Daphne's

    $$$ | Plaka | Greek

    Daphne's is one of the most exclusive (and at times priciest) destinations in Plaka. The Pompeian frescoes on the walls, the fragments of an...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Kanella

    $$ | Gazi-Kerameikos | Greek

    Housed in a cool, airy building with modern and traditional touches, this lively example of a neo-taverna serving mama's cooking but infused...Read More

  • 16. Kapnikarea

    $ | Monastiraki | Greek

    A perfect stop while exploring Ermou Street's shops and the Monastiraki area, Kapnikarea serves up tasty meze with a live sound track of the...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. 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

  • 19. 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

  • 20. 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

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