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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 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek, European
    Athens Greece
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  • #1
    Jaipur Palace
    #1 of 4 Places to Eat in Nea Chalkidona
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 347 reviewsTripAdvisor (347)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Leoforos Syggrou 121, Nea Chalkidona, Athens 11745 Greece
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  • #3
    Cinque Wine & Deli Bar
    #3 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1490 reviewsTripAdvisor (1490)
    $ | Wine Bar, Greek, Deli
    15 Agatharchou, Athens 105 54 Greece
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  • #4
    Dinner in the Sky
    #4 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1250 reviewsTripAdvisor (1250)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek
    Iakchou & Voutadon, Technopolis of Athens, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #5
    Coffee Joint
    #5 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 74 reviewsTripAdvisor (74)
    $ | Cafe, Greek
    Vourvachi 5-9 Iosif ton Rogon, Athens 117 43 Greece
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  • #6
    IceRoll Monastiraki
    #6 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 356 reviewsTripAdvisor (356)
    $ - $$ | International
    Athinas 2, Athens 10551 Greece
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  • #7
    Scala Vinoteca
    #7 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 914 reviewsTripAdvisor (914)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Greek, Wine Bar
    Sina 50 Anagnostopoulou, Athens 106 72 Greece
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  • #8
    Vegan Beat
    #8 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 377 reviewsTripAdvisor (377)
    $ | Mediterranean, Greek
    Pandrosou 7-15 First Floor, Athens 10556 Greece
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  • #9
    Indian Haveli
    #9 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1385 reviewsTripAdvisor (1385)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Leof. Andrea Siggrou 12, Athens 117 42 Greece
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  • #10
    Victory Cafe
    #10 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 117 reviewsTripAdvisor (117)
    $ | Cafe
    Fillelinon 22, Athens 10557 Greece
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  • #11
    Enjoy Just Falafel
    #11 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 155 reviewsTripAdvisor (155)
    $ | Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    Aristotelous 98 Victoria Square, Athens 104 34 Greece
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  • #12
    Happy Blender
    #12 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, Street Food
    Ifestou 39 Traditional Road, Athens 10555 Greece
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  • #13
    Dickie Dee
    #13 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    $ | American, International
    Voulis 23, Athens 113 61 Greece
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  • #14
    Bandiera
    #14 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 520 reviewsTripAdvisor (520)
    $ | Mediterranean, Greek, European
    Taki 19 Psirri, Athens 10554 Greece
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  • #15
    Smak.
    #15 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 225 reviewsTripAdvisor (225)
    $ | Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza, Fast Food, Street Food
    Romvis 21, Athens 10560 Greece
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  • #16
    Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani
    #16 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5854 reviewsTripAdvisor (5854)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Deli
    Sokrates 1 Evripidou 52, Athens 105 52 Greece
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  • #17
    A little Taste of Home
    #17 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 591 reviewsTripAdvisor (591)
    $ - $$ | Turkish, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Middle Eastern
    Dekeleon 3 Gazi, Athens 11854 Greece
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  • #18
    5F
    #18 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    $ | Mediterranean, Greek
    Diocharous 31, Athens 16121 Greece
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  • #19
    Aleria
    #19 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1334 reviewsTripAdvisor (1334)
    $$ | Greek, Mediterranean, European
    57 Megalou Alexandrou Metaxourgeio, Athens 104 35 Greece
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  • #20
    Feyrouz
    #20 of 3,066 Places to Eat in Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 480 reviewsTripAdvisor (480)
    $ | Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    Karori 23 and Aiolou, Athens 10551 Greece
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