Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Athens

Varvakios Agora

The streets around the colourful and bustling Varvakios Agora are a sensory delight. The meat and fish market fills the historic building on the eastern side, and the fruit and vegetable market is across the road. T…
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…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens

Spondi

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 Taverna in Athens

Skoufias

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 Mezedhes in Athens

Akordeon

Slide into this charming butter-yellow house across from a church in a quiet Psyrri sidestreet for a warm welcome by musician-chefs Pepi and Achilleas (and their spouses), who run this excellent venue on the local m…
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

Oikeio

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…
Top Choice Greek in Athens

Mani Mani

Head upstairs to the relaxing, cheerful dining rooms of this delightful modern restaurant, which specialises in regional cuisine from Mani in the Peloponnese. Standouts include the ravioli with Swiss chard, chervil …
Top Choice Fusion in Athens

2 Mazi

Inside a neoclassical mansion, this elegant dining room with white linen and proper crystal is the venue for inventive creations by two young chefs. They incorporate fresh local products such as mountain greens, Gre…
Top Choice Taverna in Athens

Kalnterimi

Find your way behind the Church of Agii Theodori to this hidden, open-air taverna offering Greek food at its most authentic. Everything is freshly cooked and delicious: you can't go wrong. Hand-painted tables spill …