Image by Marissa Tejada Lonely Planet
Athenians frequently vote two-Michelin-starred Spondi the city's best restaurant, and its Mediterranean haute cuisine, with a strong French influence, is indeed excellent. Visitors to the city might want something a bit more distinctly Greek, however. Either way, it's a lovely dining experience, in a relaxed setting in a charming old house with a bougainvillea-draped garden. Book ahead.