Top Choice Taverna in Athens

Diporto Agoras

This quirky old taverna is one of the dining gems of Athens. There’s no signage, only two doors leading to a rustic cellar where there’s no menu, just a few dishes that haven’t changed in years. The house speciality…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens


Two Michelin–starred Spondi is frequently voted Athens’ best restaurant, and the accolades are deserved. It offers Mediterranean haute cuisine, with heavy French influences, in a relaxed, chic setting in a charming …
Top Choice Mezedhes in Athens

Café Avyssinia

Hidden away on colourful Plateia Avyssinias, in the middle of the flea market, this bohemian mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes) gets top marks for atmosphere, food and friendly service. It specialis…
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This modern eatery, with its white linen and fresh-cut flowers set in a lovely garden courtyard, is upmarket for Exarhia, but the food is superb and made with largely organic produce. Try interesting greens such as …
Top Choice Seafood in Piraeus


For a heady Greek dining experience, try the Michelin-starred combination of waterfront views and Lefteris Lazarou's delicious seafood. Sip on top wines as sailboats bob in the harbour at Mikrolimano.
Top Choice Mezedhes in Athens

Tzitzikas & Mermingas

Greek merchandise lines the walls of this cheery, modern mezedhopoleio that sits smack in the middle of central Athens. It serves a tasty range of delicious and creative mezedhes (like the honey-drizzled, bacon-wrap…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens


With excellent home-style cooking, this modern taverna lives up to its name (meaning ‘homey’). It’s decorated like a cosy bistro on the inside, and tables on the footpath allow people-watching without the normal Kol…
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This gem of a winter-only taverna near the railway line is a little off the beaten track but is worth seeking out. The menu has Cretan influences and an eclectic selection of regional Greek cuisine, including dishes…
Top Choice Modern Greek in Athens


Athiri’s lovely garden courtyard is a verdant surprise in this pocket of Keramikos. The small but innovative menu plays on Greek regional classics. Try Santorini fava and the hearty beef stew with myzithra (sheep’s-…
Top Choice Deli in Piraeus


This superb delicatessen offers a fine selection of gourmet cheeses, ready-made mezedhes, spices, olive oils and preserved foods.