Athens offers a choice of restaurants for lunch which can vary from the very reasonably priced to slightly more expensive, with menus which satisfy any preference. Want to taste something new? try the nouvelle cuisine of Tzitzikas and Mermigkas or Mono close to Syntagma. Prefer to stick to traditional Greek cuisine ? opt for Olymbos Naousa in the city center, or Seychelles in Metaxourgeio. Addicted to healthy food? Makalo and Mama Tierra are ideal. Those seeking a rich and varied menu will prefer Agora Select close to the Hilton, whilst a favorite in the shopping district is Miniatoura. Try alternative street food at Etnico on Kolokotroni street and Italian specialties at Tuttitalia on Valaoritou pedestrian street. The easiest to access neighborhoods are the center from Syntagma to Omonoia, Kolonaki and Plaka, which can be reached on foot if you are staying in downtown Athens. Be prepared to spend some time at the restaurant, meals are a ritual in Greece and are enjoyed in a restful atmosphere, tasting every bite, trying different plates, asking the waiter for advice on what to choose. You will notice that the locals, even in a big city like Athens, always welcome this pleasant break in a busy day.
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