Top choice taverna in Syntagma & Plaka

Image by Vangelis Koronakis Lonely Planet

Look behind the Church of Agii Theodori for this taverna offering Greek food at its most authentic. Everything is freshly cooked and delicious: you can't go wrong. Hand-painted tables edge a pedestrian street, providing for a feeling of peace in one of the busiest parts of the city. (It helps that it closes just before nearby bars get rolling.)