THE BLACK DUCK GARDEN
ATHENS CITY MUSEUM BISTROT
You wouldn’t guess that such a beautiful place can be found in the heart of the city. Black Duck is a secret garden hidden in Klafthmonos square. It is a summertime oasis full of green trees, flowers and a fountain. It was the first public garden in Athens organized by queen Amalia, king Ottos wife back in 1836. Located next to Athens City Museum, an all day bistrot where you can enjoy quality food, coffee and signature cocktails. Black Duck loves art! Check out the facebook page / site for all the artistic projects and events that take place in the garden. Listen to the music, smell the jasmine, feel the sun, read a book, enjoy your brunch or dinner and taste the experience of the Black Duck.
290 m / PANEPISTIMIO | METRO LINE 2
In Syntagma you can find many bars but you have to struggle to find the special ones. ‘Loser’ is one of them! This success lies on their smiley waiting staff that loves chit chat but
loves making beverages and cocktails even more! Monkeys and tropical plants are in the background as well as puns in the menu for cinema-lovers. ‘Losers’ has an evident personality that can’t go unnoticed. If you want to meet the Athenians, flirt or be drifted by the good vibes, then its bar counter is the perfect place for you!
/ 45-47 Voulis St. – Syntagma
/ t: +30 213 04 48 535
/ fb: Loser bar
350 m / SYNTAGMA | METRO LINES 2, 3
From very early morning: varietal and specialty coffees – cold, warm, and cold brew.
All day: snacks, salads, and foods – well known for our 200 gr beef burgers. Emphasis on products from all over Greece.
• Aperitivi and cocktails.
• Liqueurs, syrups, bitters, fruit purees, vermouths: all house made; we don’t use ready-made, commercial products.
• Cocktails aged up to one year in oak barrels, jars, and glass bonbon jars.
• Mario Basso’s favorites: vermouth and the golden age of prohibition
• Barreldier’s bar and Mario Basso are multi-awarded
• Our motto: We love the old and respect the new. Whether aged or not, forgotten or timeless, classic or innovative, each has its place in the bar within a harmony of tastes, sights, smells, and sounds.
/ 7 Voulis St. – Stoa Bolani
/ t: +30 210 32 54 711
/ fb: Barreldier
220 m / SYNTAGMA | METRO LINES 2, 3
Right in the heart of Athens the hault for original Athenians won’t be left unnoticed. In a theatrical background and fairytale-like sensation you will enter a magic world. The world of a fairytale-like cocktail! Their cellar has so many brands and labels that will make you google them! The bartenders will create a drink for you according to your taste and preference. You will get to know Athenians from other shops in the area (operating as an after) and others that chose 7 Jokers from the first glance!
/ 7 Voulis St. – Syntagma
/ t: +30 210 32 19 225
/ fb: 7 jokers
220 m / SYNTAGMA | METRO LINES 2, 3
It’s one of the most special bars in town and you won’t find it easily unless you walk by it randomly. But everyone who passes by comes in intrigued by its eccentric aesthetics. Juan Rodriguez is a fictional entity that characterises the environment with his latin American nature. This place is the combination of many inspirations of the people who created it. The drinks, the cocktails, the cuisine and the sweets you are going to sample are just as special as the place. Nowhere near to a usual and conventional shop. Open from morning to late at night, also one of the few resto bars in town where dinner is served until late at night. I higly recommend it!
3 Pallados St. – Psirri
/ t: +30 210 32 24 496
/ fb: Juan Rodriguez Bar •Compañia de Bebida
400 m / MONASTIRAKI | ISAP LINE 1 / METRO LINE 3
BUN – COFEE & MORE
Nikoletta and Yanna are two sister who do their hair in buns and…love cinnamon buns! Their lovely “Bunsis” in Aiolou Street is packed with their love ! Try their divine sweet buns
with cinnamon, berries or chocolate as well as salty buns with feta cheese (!), olives or pepperoni! The dough is homemade and always made up of fresh ingredients. The
smoothies here is a must and the especially the “detox” with melon, cucumber, ginger and peppermint that is taking the world by storm! There are vegan dishes as well and the roasted veggies salad with peanut butter sauce is my favourite! So do your hairy bun and come over to “Bunsis”!
/ 46 Aiolou St. – Athens
/ t: +30 210 33 11 616
/ Facebook: Bunsis
700 m / PANEPISTIMIO | METRO LINE 2
Colors, vintage red couches and sweets from older times! Little spoons, little crystal boxes, bibelot that remind you of a dollhouse! Vasso and Michalis welcome you in a warm, friendly and hospitable way… The way of old times! What do they have to offer? Handmade pies with pure Greek ingredients, homemade orange pie, chocolate pie, semolina halva, apple pie, ice cream. Cold coffees and during the summer also greek tsipouro with titbits!
/ 89Α-91 Veikou St. – Koukaki
/ t: +30 213 01 22 913
/ fb: Τσιριτρι τσιριτρο.”.
500 m / SYGROU – FIX | METRO LINE 2
‘To Kouti’ stands out from the other shops that you will come across at Adrianou Street, due to its lovely furniture, its aesthetics and the uniqueness of its indoor decoration. Many
passersby come in just to marvel at the ornaments. But there are other reasons, too. The
love which they cook and serve with, the way that they make recommendations and the
typical Greek humour are some of them. Right at the foothills of Parthenon you will sample special dishes and sweets. Don’t miss their portokalopita (orange pie) and rose ice cream!
/ 23 Adrianou St. – Monastiraki
/ t: +30 210 32 13 029
220 m / MONASTIRAKI | ISAP LINE 1 / METRO LINE 3
“Kimolia” in Greek, means chalk! Our Kimolia, is an all-day artistic cafe-bar that’s well-hidden in the narrow streets of Plaka. Drawing from our name, Kimolia features large blackboards and offers plenty of chalk, for you to leave your messages on them. Kimolia offers coffee and snacks from early morning, to drinks and cocktails late at night, since 2011. Sit comfortably and relax, inside a time-capsule-like space, listening to jazz and blues. Kimolia will feel like your home away from home, whilst you’re in Athens!
450 m / SYNTAGMA | METRO LINES 2, 3
Telaro has got to offer everything that we are looking for. A neat, minimal, breezy and bright environment suitable for those who want to eat with friends or family. Don’t forget to check out the upper floor and the backyard because they are the best part! It is located between Aiolou and Karori Street. And there is much more to say about their dishes: they are delicious, healthy and surprisingly interesting. Telaro is also famous for its breakfast: “tiganites” (fried dough), fruit salads and smoothies! Their plates smell of the Greek summer infused, though, with the European finesse.
/ 33 Aiolou St. – Athens
/ t: +30 210 32 43 740
/ fb: Telaro
750 m / PANEPISTIMIO | METRO LINE 2
VOLVER A LA SOMBRA
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH RESTAURANT BAR
Downtown Athens is not only noisy streets, impressive buildings and burning sun. It’s also pedestrian streets and small alleys. Hidden corners and cozy places. Find your way off the beaten path, to the coolest little yard of Valaoritou Street. Come and find us under the shadow of an ancient tree.
/ 7a Valaoritou St. – Syntagma
/ t: +30 210 36 35 557
/ fb: Volver
400 m / SYNTAGMA | METRO LINES 2, 3
‘Melilotos’ is a standard athenian choice located in the city centre, but because of its authenticity and its high quality ingredients and that’s why it has been rendered an ideal destination for alternative travelers as well. Among the cult fabric shops in Kalamiotou Street ‘Melilotos’ gained a reputation offering creative dishes with great emphasis put on the locality of the ingredients as well as the people’s unique eating habits (health issues, diabetes, diet, gluten-free, etc).
450 m / MONASTIRAKI | ISAP LINE 1 / METRO LINE 3
DUDE ALL DAY & NIGHT BAR – FOOD STR
LET’S HAVE A DRINK… AND THEN GRAB A BITE
Walking on one of the most characteristic pedestrian streets in the heart of the historic center of Athens, two meeting venues leave their own mark and tone. A rock bar and a dining restaurant on the street. Both have the same features: they stay open until dawn, offering quality services. If you are a night adventure-seeker in Athens, you come to Kalamiotou Street!
A place honoring the Big Lebowski movie and named by it’s main character. With the authenticity and atmosphere of a classic rock bar, the “Dude Bar” fills the nights with good music, quality drinks and fun until dawn. It is worth visiting!
/ 14, Kalamiotou St. – Athens
/ t: +30 210 32 27 130
/ fb: The DUDE Bar
Quality street food in the city center! Its burgers are something you have to taste! Definitely the best option after staying up late or even during the day if you want to eat something fast, nutritious and affordable!
/ 14, Kalamiotou St. – Athens
/ t: +30 210 32 11 003
/ fb: FOOD Str