Fodor's Expert Review Garbi
Athenians flock year-round to share a seafood platter and bottle of white wine or feast on a fisherman's version of bouillabaisse made up of kakavia fish (when available). There's meat on the menu, too, but most opt for the fresh grilled fish that is brought daily from Kalimnos, Patmos, and Leros islands and a selection of appetizers with subtle influences from the cuisine of Istanbul Greeks. Oysters and prawns are also a specialty. But it's not just the food that attracts locals to this family-run restaurant: there are also elegant wood-beamed ceilings (the ceiling is partly retractable, so on a good night you can dine under the stars) and a superb view of the coast, all just 30 minutes from downtown Athens. Reservations are essential during weekends.
Iliou 21 and Selinis
Patras, West Greece 16671, Greece
- Fresh seafood
- Seaside terrace and views