Best Restaurants in Athens

One of the best experiences when visiting a city is trying to located the neatest restaurants and trying new food each day. Athens is one of the most interesting European capitals and trendy places emerge each season. Here you can enjoy excellent Greek food either in glamorous restaurants or in hidden places, as well as International cuisine at its best.

Klimataria

Klimataria is an adorable taverna, and my absolute favourite place to eat in Athens. It’s a bit tricky to get to, but well worth losing yourself in the maze of back streets to find.

As you step inside, you’re transported to a magical garden with vines and plants hanging from the ceiling. You honestly wouldn’t believe you’re in the centre of Athens here – it’s so rustic! And if you’re lucky enough to be there when the live music is on, you’ll be treated to traditional Greek folk songs to accompany your meal.

But what about the food? There’s a huge amount of choice on the menu, even for picky eaters like us! My husband was able to find plenty of dishes to suit his nut allergy, and I was also in heaven with the amount of vegetarian food available, including grilled aubergine, Greek salads, cheese and spinach pies. All of this, AND it’s great value!

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>>Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
>>Prices ££ – £££
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Atitamos

Atitamos is highly rated on TripAdvisor and is known for its authentic Greek food options. Not only that – Atitamos is a great location for anyone on a budget. I would rank this location as cheaper to mid-range price restaurant.

One of my favorite things about the location was that the staff were extremely friendly, and spoke English and upon request presented us with an English menu. The staff took the time to explain the various options on the menu and recommend their personal favorites. Additionally, at the end of the meal they provided tasters of local alcohol and dessert – all complimentary.

I highly recommend trying the Moussaka – an eggplant lasagna of sorts that melts in your mouth. Its a perfect homey lunch meal – and keeps you satisfied throughout the day. The meal itself was not a vegetarian option – however, the restaurant offered various tasty salads!

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>>Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
>>Prices £
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Spondi

spondiLocated behind the Olympic Stadium, Spondi has been chosen as “the best place in town” for several years already by Athinorama (a weekly magazine about the Athenian entertainment scene). The cuisine served is international and some of the highlights include a really fresh salmon dish and a yogurt and figs sauce. The wines are also incredible. The beautiful location and setting recommend the restaurant as a wonderful place for a romantic dinner.

>>Cuisine: International
>>Prices €30-€80 main course
>>Website
>>Recommended to make reservations
>>Doesn’t accept credit cards


Epirus Tavern

Located inside the meat market in Omonia, the tavern offers a variety for traditional Greek foods. Luckily the vegans and vegetarians will be super happy thanks to the many options for them. If you eat meat, try moussaka.

>>Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
>>Prices $
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Varoulko

varoulkoThe restaurant specializes in preparing fish (both local and imported) and in rediscovering the traditional Greek recipes and ingredients. The menu items include: smoked swordfish, Champagne Shrimp with mushrooms and green peppers, Shrimp and wild Rice Pilaf in a sweet wine sauce and Sun-dried Roasted Octopus. The wines served are local and include over 140 varieties.

>>Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
>>Prices $74-$295
>>Website


Strofi

When in Athens, there’s no better way to appreciate the historical architecture of Greece’s famous capital than by dining at a rooftop restaurant. So if you’re looking to indulge in an unforgettable, moderately-priced meal while enjoying an equally impressive view, you must pay a visit to Strofi Tavern. Offering stunning views of the Parthenon and an extensive menu featuring carefully-prepared appetizers, salads, grilled meats, and a variety of fresh fish dishes, the romantic atmosphere is akin to the famous fairytale evening from Lady and the Tramp. Before heading to this beautiful mid-war building, be sure to make a reservation and specifically request rooftop seating, as this intimate spot tends to fill up quickly. While no dress code is enforced, the atmosphere is one of “casual elegance,” so dress accordingly and prepare to be upstaged by stunning Greek architecture

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>>Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
>>Prices $$- $$$
>>Website


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