Bar in Syntagma & Plaka

Image by Vangelis Koronakis Lonely Planet

Once upon a time (1972 to be exact), this was a modern bar – the sort with an actual European-style bar. Now it's a worn-at-the-edges but atmospheric time capsule with gallant bartenders who respect the spirit of the place, which can be summarised in the framed photos of the Rat Pack and Franz Kafka. It's at the end of the arcade.