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ATHENS

RESTAURANTS

LOCAL WEATHER

DAY

26

LOCAL TIME

6:21 am

EXCHANGE RATE

£1.00 =

€ 1.18

nolan

GREECE

  • very hard to get a reservation, make sure you make a booking
  • strongly recommend this place if you like fish and are a meat eater the service is incredible here, everyone is so friendly (it is like that everywhere in athens)
  • recommend the cod burger & the sirloin with charred leeks

  • MODERN
  • LOCAL
  • VIBE

tolokali

GREECE

  • this is a real local hidden gem, it is basically a greek pub with a gorgeous courtyard and rooftop terrace
  • the service is amazing but they get super packed, so make sure you book in advance
  • the courtyard was our fav place to sit and we loved it so much we went back twice
  • make sure you try the cocktails and you must get the halloumi & the pasta
  • loads of veggie options here too

  • Local
  • Flavours
  • Vibe

Tavern Klimataria

GREECE

  • another local hotspot with actual traditional live music
  • mamma maria is cooking up a feast in here and we have never seen lamb slow cooked the way it is here
  • must make a reservation and make sure you ask for a time when the music is on
  • This place is busy every single day for lunch and dinner
  • get the lamb and the meatballs and you will not be dissapointed

  • Traditional
  • Homely
  • Delicious

Avli psiri restaurant

GREECE

  • this is a super traditional, hidden, backstreet local restaurant
  • it is really hidden, so look carefully and when you open that door you will see what the fuss is all about
  • we found this place after a lot of digging and research and apparently the locals hang out here in off season a lot
  • food is super traditional, so take a punt and try as much as you can
  • the house local wine here is so nice too

  • Local
  • Hidden
  • Authentic

Díporto

GREECE

  • try and find this hidden place, underground
  • out of all the restaurants we have recommended, this is the most local
  • no menu, just what the father and son cook fresh every morning
  • they do not speak much english so be prepared wine is a mandatory on the table and gets brought out any time of the day
  • go here for lunch and remember they are closed on sundays

  • Underground
  • Family
  • Authentic

hoocut

GREECE

  • this place had us addicted with their chicken fries box, the sauces are to die for
  • the gyros is amazing too and you can see it being cooked in front of you
  • rock up for lunch or dinner and wait around for a table, people tend to eat and leave quite quickly
  • it is a laid back eatery, nothing fancy at all, but the food is amazing

  • Souvlaki
  • Casual
  • Mouthwatering

Kotili

GREECE

  • the buzz when you walk by this place is electric
  • locals come here a lot despite it being across the road from the Hard Rock Cafe
  • must admit we came for the entertainment which did not dissapoint
  • there are better places to eat for quality food but the live music here is what makes it

  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Authentic

O Thanasis

GREECE

  • the best classical souvlaki around (no tzatziki or chips)
  • the lamb souvlaki is incredible, packed full of flavour
  • we grab and go here not sit and eat

  • KEBAB
  • CLASSIC
  • TASTY

Lukumades

GREECE

  • oh boyyyy, these are out of this world
  • they are a traditional greek dessert and they are incredible
  • our favourite was the original honey and cinnamon topping

  • CLASSIC
  • MOUTHWATERING
  • DESSERT

Gelato di nonna

GREECE

  • everyone will tell you their ice cream is the best and home made
  • but this place by far is our fav and we tried loads of different flavours
  • flavours change every single day and the ice cream is made in house
  • lemon cheesecake and the pistachio are delicious

  • DESSERT
  • DELICIOUS
  • FLAVOURS

il Postino

GREECE

  • it may seem strange to go to an Italian restaurant in Greece but it has to have been one of the best italians we have ever had
  • the chef Andreas is a culinary genius with flavours and also super friendly
  • this place is in Kolonaki (a super local neighbourhood) so most people you see are local regulars
  • the alio olio pesto pasta, bruschetta and the tiramisu was incredible

  • ITALIAN
  • HOMELY
  • FRESH

DOPIOS

GREECE

  • this place does greek food with a modern twist
  • the food is full of flavour and absolutely delicious
  • tapas style sharing portions so you can try so much more
  • our favourite was the foam spicy cheese, smoked eel and shrimp popcorn
  • loads of veggie options here too

  • FAMILY-STYLE
  • DOWNTOWN
  • HEARTY