Athens' Best Greek Restaurants: Varied and Tasty City Dining Spots

Nelly Paraskevopoulou

By , Local Expert, Athens
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Greek cuisine is not only about the all time favorites moussakas and tzatziki, but includes also many other traditional plates, from fish and pies to salads with a twist, surprising ingredients and creative imagination. The new generation of chefs have launched a slightly different Greek cuisine, which experiments with combinations while enhancing  the classic ingredients. Meat plays a central role in many plates and the famous mezedes, which are usually served before the main course, include simple or more elaborate morsels. The secret is always variety. Greek restaurants in Athens have to satisfy a demanding public, both...  Read more »

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    Orizontes Lycavittou

    Situated on the top of Lycabettus hill, Orizontes is an excellent choice for dining in Athens

    Local Expert Tip: "Elegant surroundings, exquisite cuisine and one of the most romantic views in town"

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    Excellent cuisine, timeless charm and top quality have made 17 popular over the years

    Local Expert Tip: "17 is a classic favorite with old fashioned charm"

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    Simple Greek cuisine, with original tastes, prepared with creative imagination

    Local Expert Tip: "The best of Greek cuisine prepared with expertise and imagination"

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    Greek cuisine with a twist in elegant surroundings and a cool patio for the summer

    Local Expert Tip: "New Greek cuisine in modern surroundings"

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    To Athinaikon

    A restaurant with a long history and favorite Greek tastes

    Local Expert Tip: "Traditional Greek cuisine in a classic atmosphere and reasonable prices"

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    Located in a beautiful spot in Plaka, ideal to experience local specialties

    Local Expert Tip: "Traditional flavors in a suggestive environment"

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    A cozy locale with delicious specialties with a menu renewed daily

    Local Expert Tip: "Cozy, intimate and popular, attracting locals and visitors"

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    A favorite place for lunch or dinner at reasonable prices in Kolonaki

    Local Expert Tip: "Authentic Greek cuisine at reasonable prices in a quiet neighborhood"

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    A new, promising restaurant in Ano Petralona with an interesting menu

    Local Expert Tip: "Greek traditional tastes with a modern twist by chef Xristina Liagoumi"

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    Platanos Taverna

    Platanos has become famous over the years with returning customers from all over the world

    Local Expert Tip: "A historical restaurant with authentic atmosphere"



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