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Top 10 Restaurants in Greece

Destination(s): Athens

The best Greek food takes its inspiration from the sunny Mediterranean fields and from the wonderful creatures of the sea, so these restaurants in Greece rely on the best fresh ingredients to bring you a cheerful and flavorful menu on the table that is going to be a little different with each of your visits. There are some places with a great view of the sea, which is guaranteed to improve your dining experience, especially if you are having some fresh seafood, so make sure you don't miss places like Milos or Plous Podilatou. The places that are known as tavernas usually offer generous servings for a small budget in a simple decor, so if you feel really hungry and don't want to spend too much on your dinner try eating at Taverna Vakchos or Taverna Skala, which are favorites among locals and tourists as well. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in Greece

Traverna Ambrosia

Traverna Ambrosia

  • Behind the train station, Ancient Olympia
  • tel:26240/23-755
  • Olympia
Taverna Skala

Taverna Skala

  • Vasileos Pavlou and Frederikis
  • tel:22650/82-762
  • Delphi
Epikouros Restaurant

Epikouros Restaurant

  • Vasileos Pavlou and Frederikis
  • tel:22650/83-250
  • Delphi
Taverna Vakchos

Taverna Vakchos

  • 31 Apollono
  • tel:22650/83-186
  • Delphi
2Mazi

2Mazi

  • 48 Nikis & Kydathineon
  • tel:+30 210 3222839
  • Visit website
  • Athens Ece

The 2 Mazi (two together) speaks of Yiannis Baksevanis and Elias Gogos, the executive chefs of this hidden treasure on Nikis Street. Chef Baksevanis, trained in Paris, creates a menu of fifteen dishes that changes monthly. A cozy wine bar with mezze (small appetizers to accompany the wine) offers an alternative to a long, formal meal, or just have your gourmet delivered to enjoy it in the comfort of {insert preferred environment here} Whatever your choice, you're going to enjoy some of the highest quality of food prepared in Athens.

€ 40-45 per person including wine or dessert
Or opt for the "Menu Degustation" where you can choose 9 or 12 "surpises," small, elegant dishes sized for tasting.
9 surprises: €55
12 surprises: €65


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Plous Podilatou

Plous Podilatou

  • 42 Koumoundourou Coach
  • tel:210 4137910
  • Visit website
  • Athens Ece, 18533

Tucked in a nestled cove of fantastic fisheries in romantic Microlimino is the exiting, new Plous Podilatou (Sailing Bicycle.) Made by the same creators as the fabulously successful Kitrino Podilato (Yellow Bicycle) Chef Vasilis Alvanidis employs creativity with Mediterranean seafood standards. Risotto with leek and lobster, spaghetti with steamed clams in white wine from the Aegean island of Limnos, and grilled Plurotis mushrooms served with smoked Graviera cheese, just as teasers.

Enjoy it all in a well designed, minimalist decor with waterfront tables.

Dresscode: Casual for lunch and casual evening for dinner



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Milos

Milos

  • 46 Vas Sofias
  • Athens Hilton, Ilissia
  • tel:210/724-4400
  • Athens
Melilotos

Melilotos

Located inside a small lobby (back and to the left) not far from Syntagma Square, you won't quite understand why a little place like this has been featured in the New York Times. This is not a place you go for atmosphere, though they do offer you a seat at the one table in the midst of the happy, busy buzz of the kitchen if you would like to dine there. It's a place you go for genuine, delicious food prepared with love and extreme attention to quality. The cheeses, olives, oil and bread all come from trusted producers in some of the best agricultural regions of Greece, including Amorgos Island, Kithera and the Macedonia. All of the food is prepared by award winning chef, Konstantinos Siopidis, though you would never know it by the prices. Even the most complicated dishes are not over twelve euros. The pastries and savory pies are made by his mother in law, Irini, who has given demonstrations of her cooking on television shows. 
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Ta Vrahia Tis Peiraikis

Ta Vrahia Tis Peiraikis

  • 300 Akti Themistocleous
  • tel:+30 210 453 8461
  • Athens Ece, 18539

Greek food just tastes better with a view of the sea. At Ta Vrahia tis Peiraikis in the Port of Piraeus, you understand the nostalgia associated with fresh octopus and squid, lightly fried mezedes and perfect tomatoes served on the classic little blue chairs and checkered tablecloths.

20-30 Euros per person
Closest Metro: Piraeus
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Melina Mercouri Cafe

Melina Mercouri Cafe

This cafe was once a humble, but popular bakery set in nostalgic Plaka. Now it is a cafe dedicated to the memory of the modern goddess of Athens, Melina Mercouri. Andreas Martzaklis, the owner,  started as a waiter, then a Maitre at the Prime Minister's Hall where he had the opportunity to converse with the the then Minister of Culture, Melina Mercouri. In 1994 upon her passing, he named his cafe in her honor and filled it with her essence.
The warm and golden first impression on entering is thanks to music professor, Elena Ntouchanika, who still manages the easy-on-the-ears soundtrack. The cafe's philosophy is to hold to the spirit of Old Athens and Plaka, something close to the heart of their muse.
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