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Eating & Drinking out

blue 26From street cafes and old time traditional taverns, to sophisticated bistro, we recommend you original venues we personally love. As some of them are not targeted at tourists, you might struggle to find them. But it’s worth! What we aspire is, making you seeing our city through our own eyes!

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Traditional tavern - Live music

Additional Info

  • Genre: Traditional tavern - Live Greek music
  • Address: 12 Eschilou str. Psiri
  • Working hours: Monday – Friday 18:00 – 24:00 Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 (noon) – 01:00 (after midnight
  • Whom to ask for: Maria (owner) Aneta (waiter Saturday &Sunday)
  • What to expect:

    (Average cost 15€ /person)

Traditional tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Old time tavern
  • Address: Sokratous & Theatrou. Hard to find basement just in the corner.
  • Blip: 37°58'50.50"N 23°43'32.98"E
  • Working hours: 1:30am-7pm; Sunday closed
  • Whom to ask for: Mitsos (owner & cook) Anestis (his only assistant)
  • What to expect:

    Dive in old times.
    Try, fried fresh fish, chickpeas soup, homemade retsina wine.

Terrace snack bar

Additional Info

  • Genre: Terrace snack bar
  • Address: 21 Apollonos str. Plaka
  • Blip: 37°58'28.66"N 23°43'52.14"E
  • Working hours: April - October 11:00 in the morning until 1:00 after midnight, November - March 11:00 in the morning until 12:00 midnight.
  • What to expect:

    A roof top bar offering a magnificent view “a breath away” to the Acropolis and the city center. Enjoy your beer or a cup of coffee.

Traditional tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Traditional tavern
  • Address: 42 Athinas str. Inside the arcade of the local meat market.
  • Blip: 37°58'49.37"N 23°43'39.50"E
  • Working hours: 24 hours
  • What to expect:

    Dive in the cruel heart of the meat market. Be prepared to embrace a unique experience and excellent food. (Not suggested for vegans or vegetarians)

Old time tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Old time tavern
  • Address: 12 Agiou Dimitriou str, Psiri. Hard to find as the only thing you see is a very narrow old door. Just push it (if not opened)…to another time!
  • Blip: 37°58'46.59"N 23°43'33.34"E
  • Working hours: Everyday 13:00 – late night. Tuesday closed
  • Whom to ask for: Takis (owner)
  • What to expect:

    Dive in the past, in a real scene from the past. Try the huge fried meat variety for two, tigania (fried pork meat) or scramble eggs with oriental sountzouk & pastourma.
    (Average cost 15€ /person)

BBQ tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Casual BBQ tavern
  • Address: 86 Evrpidou str.
  • Blip: 37°58'49.82"N 23°43'24.40"E
  • Working hours: Open every day 12:00 (noon) -01:30 after midnight. Sunday closed. August closed.
  • Whom to ask for: Telis (owner and cook)
  • What to expect:

    Nothing else, than excellent marinated BBQ pork chops and french fries. You don’t even have to order. You just tell how many persons are going to eat!

Street café & tavern  

Additional Info

  • Genre: Casual tavern - street cafe
  • Address: 3-7 Theatrou, Psiri
  • Working hours: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Whom to ask for: Stephanos (owner), Elleni (cook)
  • What to expect:

    You won’t believe how many things Eleni cooks in her tiny kitchen. Very reasonable prices. Try aubergines, meat balls, tiro-kafteri (cheese salad)
    (Average cost 8€ /person)

Greek cuisine - meze  

Additional Info

  • Genre: Greek kitchen - meze
  • Address: 15 Ivis str - Psiri
  • Working hours: Every day 14:00 – 24:00 Monday closed.
  • Whom to ask for: Sia & Gogo (owners, as well cooking and serving)
  • What to expect:

    Small and quiet, warm atmosphere like home. Try, chicken-mustard sauce, crazy salad, beef liver-wine sauce, stuffed figs.

    (Average cost 15€ /person)

Greek cuisine - meze

Additional Info

  • Genre: Greek kitcen - meze
  • Address: 10 Ivis str, Psiri
  • Working hours: Every day 11:00am – 01:00 (after midnight)
  • Whom to ask for: Anna (German owner and waitress, married to a Greek and leaving in the country for decades)
  • What to expect:

    Small and most of the time over crowdy but cozy and friendly. Try fresh kalamari (trapsalo) baked potato with tarama and eggs with oriental pastourma.
    (Average cost 15€ /person)

 Elegant, luxurious, sophisticated brasserie

Additional Info

  • Genre: Elegant, luxurious, sopfisticated brasserie
  • Address: 9 Voukourestiou str.
  • Working hours: Everyday 08:00am – 02:00 (after midnight)
  • Whom to ask for: Spyros or Chrysanthos Panas (owners)
  • What to expect:

    Large, elegant, bustling art deco brasserie first opened in 1940 and just refurbished. It’s standing out for its extend wine collection and superb cuisine. Try lamb shank, slow cooked salmon or juicy grouper with a slightly spicy sauce and yuzu foam.
    (Average cost 60€ /person)

Coffee and wine bar

Additional Info

  • Genre: Brasserie, coffee and wine bar
  • Address: 1 Voukourestiou str, inside Spyrou Miliou arcade
  • Working hours: Everyday 08:00am – 02:00 (after midnight) July - August: Monday - Saturday 8:30 - 20:00, Sunday closed
  • Whom to ask for: Spyros or Chrysanthos Panas (owners)
  • What to expect:

    Standing out for its relaxing and tasteful atmosphere. It is the favorite local of many famous Greek artists.
    (Average cost 25€ /person for eating or 10€/ per person for a drink)

Restaurant

Additional Info

  • Genre: Greek and creative cuisine
  • Address: 12 Mitropoleos str.
  • Working hours: Monday – Wednesday 12:30- 00:00 (midnight) Thursday - Saturday 12:30- 01:00 (after midnight) Sunday 12:30-23:30
  • Whom to ask for: Thanassis (manager)
  • What to expect:

    Traditional old grocery scene. Gourmet Greek cuisine. Try “mastichato” chicken filet-mastic sauce, goat with rosemary or cod fish-garlic sauce. Excellent salads.
    (Average cost 25€ /person)

Greek cuisine - tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Traditional tavern - greek cuisine
  • Address: 44 Voulis str. Plaka
  • Working hours: Every day 12:00 (noon) – 01:00 (after midnight)
  • Whom to ask for: Evgenia (Co-owner & cook)
  • What to expect:

    Nice family, all time classic food. Try stuffed tomatoes, mousaka, dolmades (meat balls rolled in lettuce leaves-lemon sauce) and pies.
    (Average cost 18€ /person)

Restaurant - Creative cuisine

Additional Info

  • Genre: Restaurant - Dreative Greek cuisine
  • Address: 48 Nikis str, Plaka
  • Working hours: Every day 12:00 – 23:00 (Reservation: 2103222839)
  • What to expect:

    Cozy little garden next to an old classical building. Try beef fillet with spinach and asparagus, or corniva fish with aromatic herbs.
    (Average cost 45€ /person)

Fresh fish - meze tavern

Additional Info

  • Genre: Fresh fish & meze traditional tavern
  • Address: 22 Lekka str. Hard to find as it is located inside a rather abandoned gallery (arcade).
  • Working hours: July & August Sunday closed. Monday to Saturday 12.00 - 19.00 All year round : Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12.00 - 19.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12.00 - 23.00
  • Whom to ask for: Triantafilos
  • What to expect:

    Nice and atmospheric location. For starters try fava (broad-bean salad) and oven-baked feta cheese. Continue with trapsalo, marida (small fry), gavros (whitebait) or barbounia (red mullet).
    (Average cost 18€ /person)