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Top choice cretan in Omonia & Exarhia

Image by Vangelis Koronakis Lonely Planet

There is no shortage of Cretan restaurants in Athens, but this is the one that Cretans themselves recommend, especially for rare seasonal treats such as stewed snails, bittersweet pickled volvi (wild bulbs) and tender baby goat with nuts and garlic. It occupies several storefronts inside the arcade; on weekends it's a good idea to reserve.