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We all know that Athens’ history and inspiring ancient architecture attracts many visitors each year. Plus its buzzing restaurant scene explores these traditions and combines them with fine gastronomy in a very authentic way. The city’s culinary landscape is peppered with unique restaurants that unfold the diversity of Greek, Mediterranean and International cuisines. Here are the top 5 places your should taste when you are in the city this summer.

Pere Ubu

Located in Glyfada, Pere Ubu restaurant has a bio healthy orientation and focuses on small producer’s products, gluten and sugar free options, a big variety of fresh juices and healthy dishes made in the “gastra” (Greek traditional pot) and the authentic stone ovens. The impressive part, which is even more important as the restaurants are side by side, is the fact that the guests feel as if they are a part of both of the two atmospheres. This authentic place serves a large variety of sea-food dishes along with juicy hamburgers, fresh salads and amazing desserts. 

Address: Kyprou 74, Glyfada

+30 21 0894 1450

Stinking Bishop

Stinking Bishop was opened in 2013 in the heart of Kolonaki district and still remains one of the favourite with locals, serving a variety of delicious Mediterranean meals. Along with the main menu, Stinking Bishop is perfect for quick and tasty lunches or for some casual cheese tasting and wine, with the selection of more then 50 good ones. Don’t leave this cozy place without having a special tomato salad and mango sorbet.

Address: Corner of Spefsippou and 36 Loukianou Streets, Kolonaki. 

+30 213 026 3656

Funky Gourmet

Science meets fine dining at this Michelin-starred joint. Funky Gourmet’s chefs push boundaries with unique textures, shapes and tastes thanks to experimentation with molecular menus. This is more of an experience than a meal, though you won’t go home hungry. The Cuttlefish Oreo is worth braving, and so too are the innovative takes on traditional Greek grub that form part of the ‘Picnic’ spread.

Address: 13 Paramithias str. and Salaminos

+30 210 524 27 27


Opened in 1957 and is set in a prime location next to the iconic Acropolis rock, Strofi restaurant is one of the most historic restaurants in Athens. It serves traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes such as tenderly cooked lamb wrapped in vine leaves and stuffed with cheese, and pork fillet stuffed with sun dried tomato gruyere and peppers. It also features an outdoor dining area with a roof that retracts so that Athen’s famous sunny weather can be enjoyed to its fullest.

Address: 25 Galli Rovertou, Acropolis.  

+30 210 921 41 30


Located in the heart of Koukaki district, Peas restaurant is tiny but very charming Vegan and Raw place being a project that started by a group of friends, sharing the same philosophy on how to respect all the animals and the world surrounding them. The menu includes a range of burgers, wraps, salads, juices, warm food and desserts. Homemade as much as possible, vegetables and fruits are sourced from local producers, recyclable packaging is used and prices are aimed to be accessible and affordable.

Address: Falirou 40, Koukaki

+30 210 921 88 75

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