Restaurants on the water front are especially attractive as they combine the enjoyment of food with the enjoyment of a sea view. When visiting Athens make a point of dining at some of the excellent water front restaurants situated on the coast of Vouliagmeni, Sounio, Mati, the cruise harbor of Piraeus. Situated in picturesque Marina Vouliagmenis, Cafe-Bar Restaurant Moorings, is a magical venue where the contemporary atmosphere blends with elegance, at Mare Nostro, on the coast of Voula, the experience starts with a drink at the bar, enjoying the marvelous sea view, Ithaki restaurant is an exclusive destination at Laimos Vouliagmeni, which has welcomed celebrities from the international and Greek jet set, Labros restaurant is a favorite destination all year round, but especially during the summer months, Panorama restaurant at Kavouri is a favorite destination for tasty fish dishes and enjoying the sea view, Yali Waterfront Cabanas restaurant at exclusive Cape Sounio Resort is an ideal place to savor delicious fresh seafood, fish and summer specialties, Jimmy and the Fish, a landmark in Piraeus, is an exclusive fish restaurant which has been honored by many connoisseurs, Istioploikos is situated in a picturesque location on the harbor of Mikrolimano, with an incredible view of the sea, Cavo Seaside bar & restaurant is located at the popular resort of Mati, amongst shady pine trees and with a magnificent view of the sea, Papaioannou fish restaurant is famous in the small port of Mikrolimano in Piraeus
10 Mare Nostro
At Mare Nostro, on the coast of Voula, the experience starts with a drink at the bar, enjoying the marvelous sea view. All year round, this elegant restaurant offers a high quality menu in sophisticated surroundings which impress with the attention to detail and the suggestive lighting. The sea and its many variations in color are a central point in the decor, enhanced with wood and metal elements, which play with warm earth colors. The dishes are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with fresh, tasty ingredients and accompanied by selected wines, while the mouthwatering desserts are definitely worth savoring. (210 8992453-4)
Panorama restaurant at Kavouri since 1970 is a favorite destination for tasty fish dishes and enjoying the sea view. Traditional Greek cuisine, appetizers prepared with family recipes, fresh sea food with specialties such as squid, sea urchin salad, and fish brought over from various islands, but mainly from Paros, Leros, Amorgos and Koufonisia. These delicacies are accompanied by a wide variety of wine from all over Greece. The menu includes delicious dishes such as grilled octopus, crawfish, mussels, shrimps, crab croquettes, cod fish with garlic sauce just to mention a few. The lobster, the sole, the red mullet are definitely worth trying. (21 0895 1298)
8 Labros restaurant
Labros restaurant, since 1939, is a favorite destination all year round, but especially during the summer months, when it is a cool oasis right next to the sea, in the district of Vouliagmeni, right opposite the lake, with a panoramic view of the Saronic gulf. The ambience is classic and elegant, the service excellent and the food delicious. This family run business has kept the same level of excellency for many years, and has many faithful customers who appreciate the unchanging quality and the warm, friendly atmosphere. Fresh fish and seafood are the specialty, prepared with expertise and strictly selected ingredients. Lobster, shrimps, crawfish, red mullet, squid and many more mouthwatering dishes are some of the delicacies customers enjoy. (210 8960144)
Cavo Seaside bar & restaurant is located at the popular resort of Mati, amongst shady pine trees and with a magnificent view of the sea. The menu includes delicious Mediterranean and Greek cuisine and mouthwatering desserts. Ideal for a finale of a pleasant evening with a creative cocktail, listening to the waves and enjoying the relaxing music, but also for lunch, dinner, snacks, juices and coffee. The sophisticated environment, the quality of the dishes and the friendly atmosphere have made Cavo a favorite for all hours of the day, especially in the summer season. Built on two levels, this locale is also popular for wedding receptions, parties and professional events. (22940 39018)
Istioploikos is situated in a picturesque location on the harbor of Mikrolimano, with an incredible view of the sea. The cafe and the restaurant, on different floors, are comfortable and elegant. Enjoy coffee, lunch or dinner watching the yachts, and feel you are travelling on a cruise. At the cafe you can drink your coffee, taste some of the delicious snacks or desserts, and the weekends are ideal for lively entertainment. The menu at the restaurant is mainly Mediterranean with interesting gourmet dishes, such as risotto with squid and Limnos wine, vegetable quiche with yoghurt sauce, fried squid with lemon, sauteed shrimps with parmesan, grilled salmon, even a special vegetarian menu for those who prefer it, and delicious desserts. All washed down with wine from a selected list. Istioploikos is popular also for wedding receptions and company meetings. (210 4134184)
Papaioannou fish restaurant is a landmark in the small port of Mikrolimano in Piraeus. The elegant ambience with maritime influences, the excellent cuisine, the view of the port and the attention to every detail make this restaurant one of the best choices. Fried specialties are one of the favorites, such as shrimps and squid, and all fish and seafood is brought in daily, fresh from the sea. The menu changes every day, depending on what the fishermen have caught and all dishes are accompanied by selected wines. Some of the most popular dishes are crawfish with coarse salt, grilled red mullet and crawfish with spinach. For dessert try the home made loukoumades (deep fried dough served with honey). (21 0422 5059)
4 Jimmy And The Fish
A landmark in Pireaus, this exclusive fish restaurant has been honored by many connoisseurs. Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli and Jean Paul Gautier are just a few celebrities who have enjoyed their lunch or dinner in this characteristic locale. The interior is decorated like a 60¢s yacht and if you prefer to sit outside you feel you are on the deck of a ship. Specialties include the famous lobster with spaghetti, octopus in sweet wine, Riviera salad, shrimp salad with potatoes and gorgonzola, fresh sea urchins, risotto with saffron, salmon roe and crawfish, and of course fresh fish. Timeless elegance and high quality cuisine. (210 4124417)
Situated in picturesque Marina Vouliagmenis, Cafe-Bar Restaurant Moorings, the number one meeting point in the Southern suburbs, is a magical venue where the contemporary atmosphere blends with elegance. Set above the shore, it offers a breathtaking, panoramic view as well as a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Moorings is the ideal place to enjoy a coffee, meal, dinner or cocktail, daily from 10.00 in the morning until late in the evening. The restaurant offers guests a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine, carefully prepared dishes, light snacks and tempting desserts, accompanied by a variety of selected wine labels and interesting cocktails. At Moorings the romantic atmosphere, the soft music and the overall feeling transport the senses and offer a unique experience. (210 9670659)
Ithaki restaurant is an exclusive destination at Laimos Vouliagmeni, which has welcomed celebrities from the international and Greek jet set, such as Athena Onassis, Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Julio Inglesias and Leonardo di Caprio. Ithaki offers not only an authentic gastronomic experience but also an allover enjoyment of the senses. Contemporary Mediterranean and fish dishes, excellent service and an enchanting view, make this glamorous locale a pleasure to visit. The art of preparing fresh in the best way to enhance its taste makes the fish dishes remarkable and the selections from the wine cellar accompany each meal ideally. Taste, surroundings, elegance and relaxing atmosphere combine to make Ithaki memorable. (210 8963747)
1 Yali restaurant
Yali Waterfront Cabanas restaurant at exclusive Cape Sounio Resort is an ideal place to savor delicious fresh seafood, fish and summer specialties right on the sea. Enjoy a light lunch or a la carte dinner overlooking the Sounio Bay and the magnificent Temple of Poseidon. At Yali restaurant, the love of food is manifest and enhanced. The freshest flavors, the finest ingredients and the most talented chefs combine to offer the perfect gastronomic result. Visitors can taste and enjoy the chefs fusion of international and Greek cuisine, which creates an unforgettable experience. Lobster, crawfish, shrimps and many more delicacies become even more special when enjoyed in such enchanting surroundings. (22920 69700)
About Nelly Paraskevopoulou
Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles. For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back to beloved Athens where she writes for magazines and her own shopping blog that illustrates her passion for discovering everything new in Athens, from fashion to food, but also searching for genuine tradition.
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