The best choices for food in Athens!
Ethnic or greek, these restaurants are waiting for you to discover them!
Amorgos is a very beautiful island in Cyclades, in Aegean Sea. The owners of this place are coming from this island and they decided to honour their roots. The name “Amorgiano Perasma” means “passing by Amorgos” and it is the title of a traditional Greek song. In this place, you will find traditional Greek food, raki from Amorgos and you will enjoy the Greek nights there, full of live music. The service is kind and friendly and they will explain to you everything you need to know!
330 m / KALLITHEA
METRO LINE 1
51 Sivitanidou St. – Kallithea
t: +30 210 95 92 080
A place with an identity that reminds us of old times. Τhe building was constructed in 1889, while ceilings are painted by a local folk painter of our times! Τraditional Athenian decoration, but with a contemporary look when it comes to the menu! Here, we drink coffee, we enjoy our meal (all-day breakfast, lunch or dinner) along with Greek beers, traditional Greek drinks such as tsipouro and raki. All the products are fresh and pure, respecting our taste! Akrovatis (means Acrobat!) also hosts discussions, performances and exhibitions.
277 m / METAXOURGIO
METRO LINE 2
26 Psarron & Maizonos St. – Athens
t: +30 210 52 30 750
In Acropolis feet, you will find one of the most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, Koukaki. There, you will find “Mikri Venetia” too! “Mikri Venetia” is a place where you will taste unique dishes, inspired by local cuisine in a very friendly atmosphere, ideal for meeting the famous Greek Hospitality. Their menu is amazing: from morning till night, they serve original Greek dishes, enriched with their own touch: taste the traditional Mediterranean breakfast, bruscettes, brunch and for lunch or dinner, choose their fresh salads, original Greek cheese, appetizers (our favorite is “pasturma” rolls!), pasta and risotti, meat and fish dishes! For those who do not eat meat, the vegetarian menu is also rich and updated! The tastes are unique because in Mikri Venetia’s cuisine, they use special materials, from all parts of Greece, mainly from small local communities. In fact, in Mikri Venetia you will taste the food that the locals (Athenians and Greeks in general) choose to eat!
www.mikrivenetia.gr | e:[email protected] |
546 m / SYGGROU-FIX
15 G. Olympiou St. – Koukaki – Athens | t: +30 213 02 59 158
Monsieur Barbu, placed in the neighborhood of Koukaki, conceals small and big surprises. Vintage decoration that reminds us of the old Athenian houses, shapes a place simple and intimate. Monsieur Barbu is renowned for its excellent cuisine and flavor combinations, with brunch options and all-day meals. Coffee, drinks and special cocktails complement our taste from 11am to 2pm in the night. The staff is a friendly, open-hearted company, always ready to offer small bites with small sips that unite companions who dare to dream, share and have fun!
115 m / SIGGROU-FIX
METRO LINE 2
59 Falirou St. – Koukaki – Athens
t: +30 210 92 47 555
You will find ‘Kiveli’ on a beautiful round square (named Saint George’s Square and decorated with an astonishing statue) in a classic, historical and renovated neighborhood of Athens. Here, you will taste flavors that combine the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine, including new approaches that will surprise you! The breezy atmosphere in the summer meets the delicious food, the affordable prices and the gastronomic innovations. Don ‘t hesitate to explore them. The service is friendly and always there to advise you what to order. Taste the Greek tsipouro that they offer and have a nice time to a place that true Athenians choose. You will be surprised of their fancy decoration and you will enjoy your meal listening to Greek music. Summer is here! You should choose to sit at the tables on the round square. “Kiveli” addresses all ages!
900 m / VICTORIA
METRO LINE 1
15 Eptanisou St. – Athens | t: +30 210 82 19 406
The place in Athens where you can get closer to Italian cuisine and culture is “La Pizzetta”. On the historic Aiolou street, “La Pizzeta” cooks handmade pizzas, for all tastes and in many sizes. Various doughs and creative combinations of ingredients, for meat lovers or vegetarians, are waiting for you! You can also taste spaghetti, calzone, salads or hot dogs, as well as Greek pies. The tables are on the first floor, but you can also take your food with you, as you walk around Athens!
www.lapizzetta.gr | fb: https://www.facebook.com/LaPizzetta
350 m / MONASTIRAKI
METRO LINE 1, 3
56 Aiolou St. – Athens
t: +30 211 18 23 444
“Prigkipas” is the word for Prince in Greek and the name of the place where you can eat the best traditional meat recipes the way Greeks prefer it. Surely you can visit many places to taste souvlaki and kebab but when it comes to “Prigkipas”, we talk about tradition of north Greece’s food combined with the quality of an expensive restaurant. Different types of meat are used to make each choice unique. A tasty travel from Kerkini to Florina, the best meats of Nothern Greece, that you can in delicious burgers, sandwiches, “souvlaki pitta”.
23 Charilaou Trikoupi St. – Exarchia
t: +30 211 40 50 070
700 m / OMONIA
ISAP LINE 1 / METRO LINE 2
“Rigani” (means Oregano) is the first choice of Kypseli residents (and not only!) for good Greek souvlaki and delicious traditional Greek recipes. In “Rigani”, the Greek flavor is combined with “scented” choices: classic Greek souvlaki with pork “gyros” wrapped in pie, as well as unexpected flavors (chicken, chicken crispy fillets, kebab etc.) combined with vegetables, fried potatoes and handmade sauces. In addition, you will find various dishes, such as fresh salads, appetizers and grilled meats. Do not forget to order raki, traditional Greek spirit, of their own production. The service is always in a good mood, ready to help you make the right choice and enjoy your meal.
900 m / VICTORIA
15 Fokionos Negri St. – Kipseli – Athens
t: +30 210 86 17 022
METRO LINE 1
In a traditional Athenian district, you will find “Plateia”, a restaurant that stands out for its flavors, the quality and the very good prices. On a beautiful square named “Melina Merkouri”, “Plateia” (means Square!) has tables on the outside so as to enjoy the summer. Eating Greek dishes, as Greek mums make, the menu is often refreshed, since the cooks of “Plateia” always use seasonal materials. Every day, fresh fish, fine wine and special tsipouro await you to taste them. “Plateia” is the living example that you can get quality, at reasonable prices.
371 m / PETRALONA
METRO LINE 1
3 Deinoharous St. – Petralwna – Athens
t: +30 210 34 20 705
Flavors and perfumes from around the world in a place that brings a new food and drink experience to the center of Athens. A food court where street food is the central theme, while the rhythms, images and sounds of the city will pass through it. Food is not the only reason why you will come to Str.Eaters! You will come to the pop-up stores that will be set up at regular intervals for musical and special events for the creative workshops that will be held during the year in the specially designed area of Str.Eaters! Relax, choose one of the eight food stands with different street food suggestions and travel to a new and unique entertainment and dining experience in the city center. Come to discover the world of Str.Eaters!
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404 m / PANEPISTIMIO
METRO LINE 2
7 Karitsi St. – Athens | t: +30 210 33 144 20
An authentic, traditional Greek tavern is “Rozalia”, located in one of the most known pedestrian walkways of Exarchia. Since 1978, insisting on traditional Greek cuisine with notes of new creation, “Rozalia” is a historic place. Enjoy your meal in the garden, full of plants and trees or on the tables on the pedestrian walkway, tasting the original Greek flavor and feeling the famous Greek hospitality. There are plenty of choices for starters (you can choose between 16 plates and plenty different recipes), home-cooked main dishes and dishes of the day. You should also try their always fresh seafood dishes. All the materials are of high quality while the prices are reasonable. This place won’t disappoint you. If you want to meet all aspects of Greece, including its taste, “Rozalia” is the place to be.
700 m / OMONIA
METRO LINE 1, 2
59 Valtetsiou St. – Exarchia | t: +30 210 38 02 725
Vergina (Achilleas’s restaurant!) is the place for those who want to taste the wide variety of Greek cuisine! Greeks prefer homemade dishes (the ones that reminds us of our mama’s food!) and Vergina is the best place for you to taste them as well. Every day, they order pure ingredients and that’s why the food is always fresh. All the choices of the menu are well-cooked, based on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. You should try traditional pies, fresh fried potatoes, chabroiled souvlakia, “kokkinisto meat” (named after the color of fresh tomato sauce) or “lemonato meat” (named by the sauce who is made of lemons and spices). Don’t forget to taste “gemista” too (tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice). Certainly, you won’t forget the taste of Vergina! If you revisit Greece, it’s sure that you will return to this place!
700 m / OMONIA
METRO LINE 1, 2
62 Valtetsiou St. – Exarchia | t: +30 210 33 02 933
To Avgo tou Kokkora
A very famous restaurant with rich history is placed in one of the most famous neighborhoods of Athens! “To Avgo tou Kokora” (means Rooster’s egg!) exists since 1982 and the Athenians still choose this place for lunch or dinner. In a historical place (the building exists since 1933), full of pictures that portray famous Greeks and glorious times of past, you will taste unique dishes of Greek cuisine. For starters, you can choose fresh salads, appetizers, cheeses and for main dishes, you have a lot of options too, such as meat, fish, seafood, pasta and risotti. You can accompany your meal with great drinks, traditional for a Greek family meal. Now that summer is here, you should sit on the tables on Avdi Square! Under the trees, your meal will be perfect! From 12 p.m till 01.00 a.m, visit the place where even the Rooster gives birth to eggs!
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564 m / METAXOURGIO
METRO LINE 2
25 Millerou & Leonidou St. – Metaxourgio – Athens | t: +30 217 70 50 103
This restaurant exists since 1969 and it is still at the forefront of traditional Greek and Mediterranean flavors. The first concern is always the satisfaction of the customers, both in taste and in terms of service. That’s why the restaurant has been a famous spot for years among the Athenians. There, you can enjoy delicious meals. Especially, the restaurant’s grills stand out for their quality! The meat and fish are fresh and cooked in a special way by experts. Enjoy your meal in the magical garden where you feel like you are in the yard of old Athens’ houses, where neighbors met and shared their news. Full of olives, lemon and herbs, it is a cool, fresh place in the center of Athens, ideal for the hot summer of Greece! If you want to have a true Greek experience visit the restaurant of Martinis family!
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800 m / KATO PATISSIA
METRO LINE 1
289 Patision & Iakovaton St. – Athens | t: +30 210 21 11 063
“Kouti” (the Box!) is the oldest store on the picturesque pedestrian street of Adrianou and has recently been renovated! Beautiful, with very nice decoration in the interior and the exterior space, colorful flowers on all the tables, wonderful views to Acropolis, impeccable service and courtesy, “Kouti” is open from morning till night! The best choice to start or end your walk around the historic center, it serves coffee, beverages and breakfast, while you have many options for lunch or dinner: Greek traditional cuisine, always sprinkled with the chef’s personal touches. The cocktail list stands out, as it was made by a professional barista! “Kouti” is chosen by the locals because it has its own identity and opens its doors to everyone, in order to remind us that quality of products and freedom of expression match together! At least on that pedestrian street!
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170 m / MONASTIRAKI
METRO LINE 1, 3
23 Adrianou St. – Monastiraki – Athens | t: +30 2103238276
The new hot spot of the city awaits you to taste handmade meatballs, like Greek grannies use to cook! In this place you will find handmade meatballs with unique combinations of flavours and aromas, triple-fried potatoes, along with many different sauces (all of them hand-made with extremely pure ingredients). If you are in Pagkrati and a smell breaks your nose, then you are in the right place! Relax and enjoy the moment by tasting the most beloved Greek dish!
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1000 m / EVAGGELISMOS
2 Plastira Square – Pagkrati
t: +30 694 46 84 597
48 Urban Garden
A food truck parked into a gallery is enough reason to visit this great place, but surely not the only one! Located on the ground-floor of the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, in the center of Athens, lies the 48 Urban Garden restaurant. It is an urban garden built in different levels of wooden platforms, benches, picnic tables, along with vegetable gardens, full of fruits, herbs and flowerbeds. The food-truck sitting in the middle of a yard takes you to a cuisine with a variety of street food choices. Regardless of the origin of every taste, each one of the quirky street food options on the menu is cooked inside this refashioned aluminum airstream! The food selection is a blend of flavours, cultures and moods. Taste the salads, the hot-dogs and succulent urban burgers. There, you will find an updated cocktail list too, based on the scents of the yard herbs.
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580 m / AMPELOKIPOI
METRO LINE 3
48 Armatolon & Klefton St. – Athens | t: +30 213 02 81 866
If you wish to visit an all-time classic Athenian tavern, don’t forget to try Metaxou! Metaxou offers a combination of quality taste, homemade food and a beautiful green garden. Traditional Greek recipes meet the comfort of cool summer breeze. Each choice of food in Metaxou is a result of experience and love. The quality of food is based on handmade pure products and has nothing to do with pre-cooked meals. An authentic folk tavern, friendly people, experienced staff willing to make suggestions and treat you. Have a glass of their fine biological wines! Give yourself the opportunity to travel through Athens city of past century. Enjoy the singing of their troubadours, who sing song that belong to famous Greek Musicians, such as Tsitsanis, Theodorakis, Melina etc. Magic music, scents and tastes that will get you back to an era of innocence, romanticism and happiness. Open since 18.00 p.m
650 m / METAXOURGIO
METRO LINE 2
10 Pithodorou & Pierias St. – Κolonos | t: +30 210 52 29 290
«Klimataria» (means «Arbor» ) exists since 1927 and has found its place among the most famous Athenian taverns. «Klimataria» tavern icontinues its journey through time in the heart of the historic city centre of Athens. More specifically, it is located above the Temple of Apollo and next to the first covered theatre of Athens. So, «Klimataria» is a place for travellers not for tourists: it keeps the atmosphere of old times, while its cuisine is reknown for greek tastes with modern touches.
Entertainment starts from traditional recipes and is successfully combined with tap wine of high quality. The musicians will take you on a cheerful trip to different eras of Greek folk music and mingles with international sounds while people have fun and dance.
500 m / OMONIA
METRO LINE 1, 2
2 Theatrou Sq. – Athens | t: +30 210 32 16 629
The first multi-ethnic street food with high quality ingredients that somebody would find in a fine restaurant. ETNICO is delighted to announce that it has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award for 2019. For the third year in a row, ETNICO is recognized as a Top street-food choice as reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site. Don’t miss the chance to «TASTE the WORLD»!
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700 m / SYNTAGMA
METRO LINES 2, 3
22 Kolokotroni St. (Close to Syntagma Square)
t: +30 211 41 13 880
“Mexicanos” (otherwise “The Mexican”) is the original representative of Mexican food in Athens! Always ready to welcome you, “Mexicanos” invites you to a magical trip: travel around the delightful tastes of Mayas and Aztecs, of Tequila and Pepper, of Emiliano Zapata and Diego Rivera! In a warm place, decorated joyfully, inspired by the Mexican architecture, enjoy dishes of the traditional Mexican cuisine! This cuisine has its roots to the ancient Latin-American civilizations, influenced by the Spanish conquerors. Explore the choices that “Mexicanos” recommends: botanas and ensaladas, enchiladas and tacos, tostadas and chimichangas, quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, as long as other main dishes with a special touch. Accompany your meal with lots of drinks with Mexican aroma. Summer is here so you should enjoy your meal outdoors, on the square where “Mexicanos” is placed.
1400 m / AMPELOKIPI OR MEGARO MOUSSIKIS
METRO LINE 3 / BUSES 622,230,815,140,14,19,A7
15 Evdilou St. – Zografou – Athens | t: +30 210 77 16 900
Habibi is the Arabic word for “my love” which explains why our falafel are handmade with love. With an authentic, generations old recipe, we are proud to serve the best falafels to our customers at Habibi Falafel & Biryani Takeaway. Along with Falafels Wraps we also offer fresh and colorful Salad Boxes, Biryani rice and Chicken Tikka Wraps at very affordable price near metro Acropolis. All meat are halal.
Time: 11am-11pm TAKEAWAY ONLY.
9 Ath. Diakou St. – Next to Acropolis Metro Station
t: +30 211 41 40 932
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50 m/ACROPOLIS/METRO LINE 2
Got the hots for curry? Try NAANSTOP !!!
NaanStop Indian Cuisine is a no frills, traditional Indian flavour house that caters to food lovers living and working in Athens. At NaanStop we serve fresh, tasty and spicy Indian food prepared by CHEF Ramu using fresh herbs, garam masalas which are roasted and made in-house combined with rich flavors from ginger and garlic. “If you try once you’ll visit us again”, claims the head chef.Time: 1pm-12am
223 Av. Alexandras – Near President Hotel
t: +30 211 18 29 303
| fb: @naanstop.gr
350 M/ AMBELOKIPOI/ METRO LINE 3
Far Eastern flavors can be found under Acropolis! Namaste, an atmospheric and trendy venue with bright colors, ethnic decoration and comfort, bets on the different and brings to our dishes a healthier version of Indian cuisine: instead of thickening butter and cream, they use excellent quality raw materials with healthy spices and aromatics, while they maintain the gastronomic code of India. Gourmet flavors, exotic aromas and many colors await you in Namaste’s special dishes, prepared in an open kitchen, headed by Chef Rautas Singh. Try the famous Yarsagumba tea which has reputation as Himalayan Viagra and is exclusively available at Namaste. For chicken lovers, select the chef’s specialties, such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Butter or Chicken Curry. Whatever you choose, Namaste guarantees an unprecedented dining experience, even for the most demanding customers.
12 Lempesi St. – Koukaki – Athens | t: +30 210 92 33 999
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120 M/ ACROPOLIS/ METRO LINE 2
I AVLI TOU PETROU
The restaurant “I Avli tou Petrou” (means “Peter’s yard”!) in Kerameikos is a picturesque tavern with international cuisine. It has been operating since 1998 and has acquired loyal customers. Warm atmosphere and people who are always smiling are waiting for you to taste the multiethnic choices that this place offers! Everything that’s coming from the cuisine is fresh and handmade! Daily delicious appetizers and international main dishes could be accompanied with good wine, Cretan raki and beers. Plus, in “Avli tou Petrou” you will find a large variety of original vegan dishes from all around the world. One moment you can enjoy sushi rolls of vegetable and the next one, you can taste the most famous Greek dish (Mousaka) that is cooked with soya minced meat! Travel around the world in the heart of Athens!
86 Leonidou St. – Kerameikos – Athens | t: +30 210 34 23 886
548 m / KERAMEIKOS / METRO LINE 3
ΟΙ ΝOSTIMIES TIS MAIRIS
Either for lunch or dinner, this place offers authentic and traditional food at its finest! “Oi nostimies ths Mairis” means “Mary’s relishes” and every dish that comes out of the cuisine justifies this name.
Don’t miss the chance to look at their display window and be inspired by the colours and the texture their dishes have before choosing. Here is your chance to discover everything you have heard about the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine freshly cooked with the purest ingredients and served in a traditional Greek environment. Everyday, Mary, the owner of this place, cooks excellent food that can satisfy all tastes. Once you get back to your country, you will have tasted the authenticity of Greek gastronomy! There are excellent choices for vegans too!
2-4 Idras St. – Kypseli | t: +30 210 82 13 136
900 m / VICTORIA / METRO LINE 1