Top Choice Deli in Piraeus


This superb delicatessen and spice shop offers a fine selection of gourmet cheeses, ready-made mezedhes, olive oils and preserved foods. It's a veritable museum of regional Greek foodstuffs.
Top Choice Seafood in Piraeus


Chef Lefteris Lazarou, a Piraeus native, has been shaping Greek tastes since the 1980s, when he brought fish to the fine-dining menu. For years he had a Michelin-starred restaurant in Athens, but moved back to his r…
Taverna in Apollo Coast


At this casual grill house, the pork chops are flawless and flow nonstop – thanks to an in-house butcher, an exceedingly rare feature in Greece. As it's just off the highway back to Athens, it's a popular family pit…
Market in Piraeus

General Market

With the sea breezes blowing over the morning hustle and bustle, the Piraeus market is an excellent slice of life. There's a broad range of food and bric-a-brac, as well as cheap bars and cafes around the periphery,…
Taverna in Piraeus

To Kapileio Tou Zaxou

It may be a bit inland, but this family-run Greek fish taverna still conveys the spirit of the sea. Choose from grilled catches of the day, calamari and octopus. House wine comes from the big barrels shelved above t…
Mezedhes in Piraeus


Grab a cab to this fantastic seafood mezedhopoleio, where you can tuck into small plates of grilled sardines or steamed mussels. For dessert there's kaimaki ice cream – an old Asia Minor recipe made chewy with sahle…
Taverna in Around Athens

Agios Merkourios

Wind past the posh country estates of Varibobi and up the foothills of Mt Parnitha to reach this busy taverna with a lovely view. Weekends, it's packed with Athenians making the pilgrimage for a big family meal. You…
Seafood in Piraeus


This port restaurant is the picture of simplicity, with a menu that comprises exactly three things: salad, fried shrimp and fried red mullet. Although it's tucked away by the naval academy, it's no secret, and can b…
Asian in Apollo Coast


Kohylia offers a romantic dining experience with elegant tables spread over a seaside veranda at the exclusive Grand Resort Lagonissi. The menu adds its own exotic touch in the form of Polynesian and Japanese cuisin…
Taverna in Piraeus


A spot of calm: head back into this renovated old shopping arcade to dine under grapevines on mezedhes or classic dishes from all over Greece. There's live rembetika on weekends. If you're not hungry for a full meal…