Athens is our second home. This is a list of recommendations I can vouch for.

You are coming to Greece! Yay ๐Ÿ™Œ

You'll find a lot of amazing things: incredible hospitality, fantastic weather, and a tasty cuisine. What's not to love?

Be open. Explore. Enjoy the trip.

TL;DR: I'll give you 1-2 recommendations

  • For each section, I'll give you 1-3 must-try recommendations
  • The rest would be recommended if you have (a) more time or (b) are particularly interested in that section

Food - Street Food ๐Ÿฅ™

  1. Elvis (map) - Try the best souvlaki in the area. Souvlaki is a traditional meal of grilled meat on a skewer/stick. Friendly staff and at night you can pop in next door at Chelsea Bar for a drink.
  2. Lukumadez (map) - Greek donuts. If you're a sweet tooth, you don't want to miss this ๐Ÿฉ
  3. Django Gelato Athens (map) - Yum gelato ๐Ÿฆ

Food - Restaurants ๐Ÿ›

For all restaurants with (*) I'd recommend to reserve in advance

  1. Mavro Provato of Press Cafe* (map) - Traditional Greek food ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
  2. Seychelles* (map) - Modern Greek food ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  3. Avli (map) - Hip taverna in a side street. Great for late-night snacks. Might require you to wait.


  1. Nolan* (map) - Modern Asian fusion cuisine with local ingredients.
  2. Sushimou* (map) - Some of the best Omakase sushi, I've eaten in my life. The chef was trained in Japan ๐Ÿฃ

Coffee โ˜•๏ธ

  1. The Underdog (map) - Hip brunch place with an award-winning coffee program.
  2. 4m specialty coffees (map) - Tiny and friendly specialty coffee shop.
  3. Anana Coffee|Food (map) - Hip third-wave coffee shop in the center of Athens. If you're there, you can hop around the corner for a slice of pizza at Mozzart.


  1. Samba Coffee Roasters (map) - Nice espresso bar in the downtown area.
  2. Third Place (map) - Good coffee shop to work from.

Bars ๐Ÿท

  1. Six Dogs (map) - Amazing bar with vast outdoor seating area. Occasionally plays live music. It gets pretty busy on weekend evenings and you might have to wait a bit.
  2. Bios (map) - Cool underground bar with an Acropolis view ๐Ÿ”ญ

Beer ๐Ÿบ

  1. Tapfield (map) - Nice craft beer tap room.

Cocktails ๐Ÿธ

  1. The Clumsies (map) - Year after year voted as one of the Top 50 bars in the world.
  2. Line Athens (website) - New bar from the Clumsies crew. Also ranking in the world's Top 50.

Areas to Explore ๐Ÿ—บ

Besides the typical tourist recommendations, you can do this:

  • Lycabettus Hill (map) - Walk up to the top of Lycabettus Hill for a great 360 view of the city ๐Ÿž
  • Kavouri Beach (map) - Take a cab to a local beach and enjoy ๐Ÿ–

If you have more time, you can check my pins ๐Ÿ‘‡

Athens ยท Art Lapinsch
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