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 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…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens

Funky Gourmet

Nouveau gastronomy meets fresh Mediterranean ingredients at this two–Michelin star restaurant. Elegant lighting, refinement and sheer joy in food make this a worthwhile stop for any foodie. The degustation menus can…
Top Choice Cretan in Northwest Coast


This award-winning taverna about 10km west of Hania attracts locals and visitors for its authentic and refined Cretan cuisine. Tables fill an elegant stone-and-wood-beam dining room and an alfresco terrace and have …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens


Fine, fine dining is the order of the day at this contemporary, elegant restaurant in a restored mansion. A bit out of the way in the Metaxourgio neighbourhood, it's worth the trek for beautifully prepared local ing…
Greek in Athens


Book ahead for a Parthenon view from the rooftop of this exquisitely renovated townhouse. Food is simple Greek, but the setting, with elegant white linen and sweet service, elevates the experience to romantic levels…
Italian in Athens

Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino

Hardly the most obvious place for a restaurant, but this hidden gem on a side-street near the Acropolis metro stop is a great choice for no-frills classic Italian pastas and a cosy, trattoria ambience.
Cretan in Athens


Alatsi represents the new breed of trendy upscale restaurants, serving traditional Cretan cuisine, such as gamopilafo (wedding pilaf) with lamb or rare stamnagathi (wild greens), to fashionable Athenians. The excell…
Mediterranean in Athens


Head to Hytra at the Onassis Cultural Centre for exquisitely presented Greek food with a modern twist, and amazing views. Though portions are small, flavours are large, which is how it earned its Michelin star. In s…
Mediterranean in Athens


Location, location, location. Eat here for the fantastic sweep of plate glass looking out onto the unblemished south slope of the Acropolis. Food is pricey but service is attentive... Date night?