Athens Foodscapes

A downtown Athens walk does not end without a bite! It is just one of the many special delights that the city has to offer. Some suggestions are provided below:

Local Tastes & Aromas

Syntagma Square is famous for its pastry shops. | Location

Info: Metro line 2/Red Line and Metro Line 3/Blue Line (Station “Syntagma”)

Psirri is famous for  its traditional ouzeries, serving among others Ouzo and meze, restaurants, nice small bars, traditional cafes – known as “Kafeneion” in greek –  and famous pastry shops.

Info: Metro Line 1 / Green Line and Metro Line 3/Blue Line (Station “Monastiraki”) | Location

Metaxourghio, for the traditional ouzeries and restaurants. It is also famous for the  nice small cafés and bars.

Info: Metro Line 2/Red Line (Station “Metaxourgeio”) | Location

Monstiraki and Plaka, where you can dine to the traditional greek restaurants, known as “Taverna”.

Info: Metro Line 1 / Green Line and Metro Line 3/Blue Line (Station “Monastiraki”)  | Location

Gazzi, a vibrant place full off cafés and  bars.

Info: Metro Line 3/Blue Line  (Station “Keramikos”) | Location

Kerameikos is a neighborhood famous for its cafés, bars and restaurants.

Info: Metro line 3/Blue Line (Station “Kerameikos”) | Location

Petralona, a neighborgood with traditional greek restaurants, mediterranean  cuisine, ouzeries and kafeneia.

Infro: Metro line 1/Green Line (Station “Petralona”) | Location

Fokionos Negri Area is a long pedestrian street in Kypseli with many cafes and a couple of restaurants.

Info: Trolley Bus Line 2 (Stop “Plateia Kypseli”s) | Location

Exarcheia Area, the place to experience mediterraneann and greek cuisine.

Info:  Metro Line 1/Green Line and Metro Line 2/Red Line (Station “Omonoia”, Panepistimiou Str. Exit) | Location

All the Wolrd on a Plate

Chinese Cuisine close to Syntagma Square (Apollonos Str., Nikis Str.), Ampelokipoi Area (Panormou Str.).

Indian and Curry Cuisine at the end of Ermou Str. and close to the Omonia Square (Peiraios and Voulgari Str.).

Japanese and Korean Restaurants close to Syntagma Square (Apollonos, Nikis, Voulis and Mitropoleos Str.) and Exarcheia (Massalias Str.).

Thai Cuisine close to Keramikos (Keramikou Str.), Petralona (Kydantidon Str. Alopis Str. and Syntagma Square (Mitropoleos Str.).

Syrian and Lebanese Cuisine close to Agia Eirini Square (Aeolou Str. and Vissis Str.).

American Bistro Style around Aghia Eirini Square (Andrianou Str., Drakou Str.), Koukaki (Falirou), and Syntagma Square.

Beer Restaurants close to Psyrri (Iroon Square) and Gazzi (Voutadon Str., Prsefonis Str.) and Monastiraki.

Italian Restaurants can be found at  Kolonaki (Valaoritou Str., Sekeri Str., Kanari Str.), Syntagma Square (Xenofontos Str., Nikis Str.) and Monastiraki (Kolokotroni Str.).


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