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xtra virgin olive oil, fresh seasonal vegetables, greens and herbs, crispy pies and juicy roasts, fresh fish and seafood are some of the ingredients that have established the Greek cuisine as one of the best in the world. You will find it in all tavernas and restaurants throughout the city.

Ama Lachi stis Nefelis

(Map D12



pen from morning till late evening serving coffee and traditional dishes, this legendary taverna has been revamped in the hands of the new generation. Housed in the same building with Ama Lachi Chez Violette, an authentic French bistrot. €

Methonis 66, Exarchia

(+30) 210 3845978


(Map I10)


elicious mezedes in really low prices in this small, sweet taverna. Traditional feta, sausages and olive. In days with fine weather, the owner will guide you to a fragrant garden of orange trees and parsley. €

Dionisou 16, Chalandri

(+30) 210 6854880

Butcher Shop

(Map J1



modern taverna with extraordinary meat specialties and a great variety of domestic products. One of the few where you can enjoy the simple pleasure of eggs and potatoes. Fair prices, amazingly crowded. € €

Persefonis 19, Gazi


(Map I15


(+30) 210 3413440


ne of the most historical kafeneio of Athens, open from 10:00 till very late, for coffee, meze, Cretan raki and delicious home-made halva with ice-cream. €

Dexamenis Square, Kolonaki


(Map I15


(+30) 210 7214368


his historic restaurant will serve you “mama’s” food in very good prices. Closed Sat evening and Sun. € €

Xenokratous 19, Kolonaki

(+30) 210 7216390

Karamanlidika tou Fani (Ta)

(Map H7



anis Theodoropoulos, the man who opened the popular Arapian, introduces a brand-new eatery with spicy dishes, authentic cold cuts from the city of Drama, saganaki with pastrami and handmade dolmadakia. €

Sokratous 1 & Evripidou 52

(+30) 210 3254184


(Map F4



ne of the best-known haunts of the area, it draws a primarily young clientele. Open from morning, with tables outside, for coffee, alcohol or Greek cuisine. Relaxed vibe and good music that keeps people until late at night. €

Giatrakou 12, Metaxourgio

(+30) 210 5228806

FINE DINING athiri (Map H3 Kerameikos) One of the finest restaurants of the city with an incredibly beautiful garden. The multi-awarded chef Alexis Kardasis produces a fresh version of Greek cuisine. Thu-Sat 20:00-01:30, Sun evening & Mon closed. €€€ Plateon 15, Kerameikos (+30) 210 3462983 Blue Hytra Winner of a Michelin star, this restaurant shines with its flamboyant chef’s personality: Nikos Karathanos, who takes a Mediterranean approach to every dish. €€€ Westin Athens Hotel, Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni (+30) 210 8902000 BOTRINI'S The restaurant of the excellent chef Hector Botrini, awarded with a Michelin star. Great and very inventine, creative dishes, high quality. €€€€ Vassileos Georgiou B 24B, Chalandri (+30) 210 6857324 Electra Restaurant (Map L10 Akropoli) Classical Greek cuisine in a new form. Beautiful verandah with a view of the Acropolis. €€€ Electra Palace Hotel, Nikodimou 18-20, Plaka (+30) 210 3370000 Funky Gourmet (Map G3 Kerameikos) The food here is inspired by contemporary art and you’ll find pioneering spirit behind every culinary creation. Chefs Georgianna Chiliadaki and Nikos Roussos were awarded two Michelin stars. The setting is beautiful. €€€€ Paramithias 13 & Salaminos, Kerameikos (+30) 210 5242727 KUZINA (Map K5 Thissio) Stylish modern taverna with fusion dishes from chef Aris Tsanaklides. Continue your night with a drink up on the roof while enjoying the breathtaking view of Acropolis and the Temple of Hephaestus. €€€€ Adrianou 9, Thissio (+30) 210 3240133 Matsuhisa Athens Japan in Greece. It meets the highest standards for sushi. Highlights: black cod, nice cocktails, fantastic location on the sea front. €€€€ Astir Palace Hotel, Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni (+30) 210 8960510 Milos Estiatorio (Map K19 Evangelismos) Inside the Hilton Hotel, minimal ambience, fish and seafood experts. Fixed lunch menu at €27. €€€€ Hilton Hotel, Vasilissis Sofias 46 (+30) 210 7244400 Spondi (Map Q14) The most acclaimed restaurant in town, Spondi already has 2 Michelin stars and many international awards to its credit. It has the best wine list in Greece, a fact that earned the restaurant yet another special award. Avant-garde contemporary French cuisine and great desserts. €€€€ Pyronos 5, Pagrati (+30) 210 7520658, 210 7564021 Varoulko (Map I4 Kerameikos) Lefteris Lazarou is Greece’s star cook. Winner of multiple awards, including a Michelin star, he is a restaurant business owner and TV personality. His cooking mostly features seafood with a creative twist. €€€€ Akti Koumoundourou 52, Mikrolimano (+30) 210 5228400 CITY GUIDE summer 2014 _ 57

Eng Guide 2014  
Eng Guide 2014