Athens Never Sleeps, so Enjoy Late-Night Restaurants until the Small Hours

Athenians have the habit of dining late in the evening compared to other countries, so many restaurants in Athens remain open until quite late at night. Some specific restaurants remain open even later than midnight up to the small hours, and are mainly frequented by theater goers who enjoy  a meal after attending a performance, or by the many latenighters in town.  At Mama Roux the theme  is to offer high quality foods that the owners and staff know and love, from their lives, their work and from travels, Tamarind in Metaxourgeio, serves authentic Thai cuisine, prepared by talented chef Ben Provis, at Seventeen the cuisine is based on traditional Greek dishes for lunch and an international menu for dinner and later in the evening, piano music adds a pleasant note to the atmosphere, tasty dishes in a warm atmosphere, traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a twist and many surprises at Trapezaria, at Facce Strane specialties include tagliatelle with truffles and mouthwatering semifreddo, Gaidaros in Kolonaki specializes in revisited Geek Chic and simple comfort food with a vintage aura, Holy Chicken in Glyfada is the place to visit if you love chicken, Nonna in Psyrri serves delicious traditional dishes made with grandmas recipes, The Shy Horse offers a high quality gastronomic experience with a menu curated by a multi awarded chef, Pasaji is a favorite for after dinner dinner and a celebrity hangout. 



Holy Chicken is the sibling of the well known cocktail bar Holy Spirit and is a single themed restaurant centered on chicken. The menu also includes delicious appetizers, salads and several interesting cocktails, and is planned in a fun mood....  Read More

Facce Strane
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Facce Strane is a new arrival in town, open all day with coffee and snacks, panini for lunch and pasta in the evenings. Named after the song by famous Italian singer Jovanotti, the restaurant is owned by Dario Fagnoni, who continues the family...  Read More

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Nonna means grandma in the dialect of the island of Zante and of course in Italian. Lianka and Leonidas, friends since childhood and great cooking lovers, decided to share their passion for food with the public. The concept is cooking with love...  Read More

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2015 is the year of the Donkey in Kolonaki. This new all day Greek bistrot bar, named Gaidaros (Donkey in Greek), offering excellent music and rare spirits, is located on central Skoufa street. The concept is to revive the vintage aura of other,...  Read More

Mama Roux
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Mama Roux is the place to start your day; Go for fluffy pancakes, greek yoghurt with fruits, bagels, fried or scrambled eggs accompanied by a generous glass of fresh juice --always with a twist-, tea or coffee. Breakfast is served every Monday-...  Read More



Trapezaria means dining-room in Greek and is a clever name for the well known restaurant which moved recently to the neighborhood of Kallimarmaro. The idea behind the name is that a dining-room is a place where families gather to share meals...  Read More



Shy Horse in Kolonaki is a space with a classic bistro atmosphere. The high quality gastronomic creations, the attention to every detail, the careful selection of ingredients and the innovative combinations created by Executive Chef Stefanos...  Read More



After three years of success, Tamarind now has a renewed menu, planned with the help of chef Ben Provis, of Thai descent, who has first hand experience of the traditional methods used to prepare authentic Thai food. Fresh ingredients are one of...  Read More

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Inside the beautiful arcade of Spirou Miliou, well-known gastronomic location , Pasaji, now bears the signature of the famous chef Aris Tsanaklidis. This is where the shopping and the theatrical heart of the city beat and the awarded chef keeps...  Read More



Seventeen bar and restaurant is an establishment in itself and has a long and interesting history, since 1957, which has been described in one of the owner's books, and includes reminisces about visiting celebrities, political events in Greece...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Nelly