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What to Eat in Athens

Central Athens is home to everything from traditional mom and pop restaurants – generally located in the older districts at the base of the Acropolis – to high-end establishments in Kolonaki. If you're looking for a great meal away from the tourist crowd, head to some of the quieter neighborhoods like Koukaki, Mets or Pangrati. Keep in mind that Athenians generally don't sit down to dinner until 9 or 10 p.m.

Wherever and whenever you dine, be sure to sample authentic Greek cuisine. Some of the more traditional dishes include moussaka (lamb and eggplant in bechamel sauce), souvlaki (skewered and grilled lamb, pork or goat wrapped in pita and commonly topped with lettuce, tomato and a yogurt-based sauce called tzatziki) and baklava (crushed nuts and honey in phyllo dough). You can try these and other local delicacies at popular locales like Lithos, Oineas and Psaras Traditional Restaurant, which is the oldest restaurant in Plaka. Or, pay extra to savor modern Mediterranean fare at the two Michelin star-awarded Funky Gourmet or enjoy a meal with a view of the Acropolis at GB Roof Garden.

Seafood is also a staple of Athens' cuisine. While many central Athens restaurants have seafood on the menu, some of the best seafood-focused eateries are located in Piraeus by the Mikrolimano fishing harbor. Varoulko Seaside, Margaro and O Giannis Fish Tavern are just some of Piraeus' most highly regarded seafood restaurants. To satisfy your seafood craving in the city center, check out Efcharis and Trata Fish Tavern.

Find the Best Restaurants in Athens

  • #1
    Dimitris And Savvas of Athens
    #1 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 139 reviewsTripAdvisor (139)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek, European
    Athens Greece
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  • #2
    Jaipur Palace
    #2 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 532 reviewsTripAdvisor (532)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Leoforos Syggrou 121, Athens 11745 Greece
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  • #3
    Cinque Wine & Deli Bar
    #3 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1640 reviewsTripAdvisor (1640)
    $ | Wine Bar, Greek, Deli
    15 Agatharchou, Athens 105 54 Greece
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  • #4
    Scala Vinoteca
    #4 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1062 reviewsTripAdvisor (1062)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek, Wine Bar
    Sina 50 Anagnostopoulou, Athens 106 72 Greece
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  • #5
    Coffee Joint
    #5 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Cafe, Greek
    Vourvachi 5-9 Iosif ton Rogon, Athens 117 43 Greece
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  • #6
    Candy Cat
    #6 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 82 reviewsTripAdvisor (82)
    $ | Cafe, Greek, Healthy
    Persefonis 59, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #7
    Vegan Beat
    #7 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 562 reviewsTripAdvisor (562)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Greek
    Pandrosou 7-15 First Floor, Athens 10556 Greece
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  • #8
    Dinner in the Sky
    #8 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1345 reviewsTripAdvisor (1345)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek
    Iakchou & Voutadon, Technopolis of Athens, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #9
    Indian Haveli
    #9 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1891 reviewsTripAdvisor (1891)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Leof. Andrea Siggrou 12, Athens 117 42 Greece
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  • #10
    Thes "Greek Creative Cuisine"
    #10 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    Psiri/gazi Taki 16 Psirri, Athens 10554 Greece
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  • #11
    Caravin Wine & Wanderlust
    #11 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | Diner, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Fusion, Dining bars
    Akamantos 11, Athens 11851 Greece
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  • #12
    Fine Mess Smokehouse
    #12 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Contemporary, Barbecue, Grill
    Skoufa 73, Athens 10680 Greece
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  • #13
    Enjoy Just Falafel
    #13 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripAdvisor (179)
    $ | Lebanese, European, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Street Food
    Aristotelous 98 Victoria Square, Athens 104 34 Greece
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  • #14
    Efcharis
    #14 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3291 reviewsTripAdvisor (3291)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    49A Adrianou Monastiraki, Athens 105 55 Greece
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  • #15
    Bandiera
    #15 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 826 reviewsTripAdvisor (826)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Greek
    Taki 19 Psirri, Athens 10554 Greece
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  • #16
    V1935 Mediterranean Tastes
    #16 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    29 Voulis st Syntagma Square, Athens 10557 Greece
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  • #17
    IceRoll Monastiraki
    #17 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 404 reviewsTripAdvisor (404)
    $ - $$ | International
    Athinas 2, Athens 10551 Greece
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  • #18
    Victory Cafe
    #18 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 388 reviewsTripAdvisor (388)
    $ | Cafe, European
    Fillelinon 22, Athens 10557 Greece
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  • #19
    Dickie Dee
    #19 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ | American, Cafe, International
    Voulis 23, Athens 113 61 Greece
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  • #20
    Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani
    #20 of 3,245 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6342 reviewsTripAdvisor (6342)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Deli
    Sokrates 1 Evripidou 52, Athens 105 52 Greece
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