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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.

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  • #1
    Cinque Wine & Deli Bar
    #1 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1733 reviewsTripadvisor (1733)
    $ | Wine Bar, Greek, Deli
    15 Agatharchou, Athens 105 54 Greece
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  • #2
    Vegan Beat
    #2 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 726 reviewsTripadvisor (726)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy
    Perikleous 56 Ground floor, Athens 10560 Greece
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  • #3
    Dimitris And Savvas of Athens
    #3 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 152 reviewsTripadvisor (152)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    Athens Greece
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  • #4
    Coffee Joint
    #4 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ | Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
    Vourvachi 5-9 Iosif ton Rogon, Athens 117 43 Greece
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  • #5
    Thes "Greek Creative Cuisine"
    #5 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 358 reviewsTripadvisor (358)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    Taki 16 Psirri Psirri, Athens 105 54 Greece
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  • #6
    Jaipur Palace
    #6 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 612 reviewsTripadvisor (612)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Leoforos Syggrou 121, Athens 11745 Greece
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  • #7
    Indian Haveli
    #7 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2083 reviewsTripadvisor (2083)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Leof. Andrea Siggrou 12, Athens 117 42 Greece
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  • #8
    Scala Vinoteca
    #8 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1105 reviewsTripadvisor (1105)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, Wine Bar
    Sina 50 Anagnostopoulou, Athens 106 72 Greece
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  • #9
    Victory Cafe
    #9 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 557 reviewsTripadvisor (557)
    $ | Cafe, European
    Fillelinon 22, Athens 10557 Greece
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  • #10
    Caravin Wine & Wanderlust
    #10 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 176 reviewsTripadvisor (176)
    $ - $$ | Diner, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Fusion, Dining bars
    Akamantos 11, Athens 11851 Greece
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  • #11
    Dinner in the Sky
    #11 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1345 reviewsTripadvisor (1345)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek
    Iakchou & Voutadon, Technopolis of Athens, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #12
    Grandpa Trattoria
    #12 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripadvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Neapolitan, Campania
    Georgiou Olympiou 8A, Athens 11741 Greece
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  • #13
    Bandiera
    #13 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1003 reviewsTripadvisor (1003)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy
    Taki 19 Psirri, Athens 10554 Greece
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  • #14
    Happy Blender
    #14 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 354 reviewsTripadvisor (354)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, Street Food
    39 Ifestou St Traditional Road, Athens 10555 Greece
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  • #15
    Enjoy Just Falafel
    #15 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 187 reviewsTripadvisor (187)
    $ | Lebanese, Fast Food, European, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Street Food
    Aristotelous 98 Victoria Square, Athens 104 34 Greece
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  • #16
    A little Taste of Home
    #16 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 716 reviewsTripadvisor (716)
    $ - $$ | Turkish, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Middle Eastern
    Dekeleon 3 Gazi, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #17
    Fullspoon
    #17 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripadvisor (182)
    $ | Healthy
    Ermou 123, Athens 105 55 Greece
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  • #18
    BiteBox
    #18 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 146 reviewsTripadvisor (146)
    $ | Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
    Veikou 84, Athens 11741 Greece
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  • #19
    Pantheon
    #19 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripadvisor (104)
    $ - $$ | International, Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe, European
    Aggelou Geronta 9, Athens 10558 Greece
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  • #20
    Efcharis
    #20 of 3,013 Places to Eat in Athens
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3702 reviewsTripadvisor (3702)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    49A Adrianou Monastiraki, Athens 105 55 Greece
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