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Top Ten Restaurants in Athens

Athens is not just the capital city of Greece but also a mirror to the ancient and modern Greek culture: historical, artistic and culinary. Athens is one of the best celebratory culinary destinations in the world. Having embraced the Mediterranean and Contiental classics over the years, the Greek cuisine is a rich and versatile one. Athens has earned the distinction of being a world-class hub of rooftop restaurants, most of which are located at the city’s prominent archaeological sites. Rooftop dining, a unique highlight of Athens, leaves the guests enchanted in the solitude of serenity as well as sonority of the Acropolis, the Plaka and the Syntagma Square. The top of Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in the city, is the most wonderful dining platform wooing the tourists and travellers on trip to Europe. No other activity, be it immensely delightful, can match the timeless appeal of rooftop dining on breezy evenings and nights in summer during travel to Athens. Offering an exclusive variety of tastes and flavours, different in different seasons, are the top ten restaurants of Athens.


Athens restaurant SpondiOne of the most sophisticated and elegant dining establishments in the city of Athens. Housed in a 19th century iconic building, Spondi is well-known for its quality service and the menu full of palatable delicacies. With warm ambience, subtle lighting, sumptuous setting and neo-baroque furnishing, the restaurant possesses the culinary inheritance and reflects the culinary culture of Athens. The pretty courtyard serves as an outdoor dining floor in summer. The contemporary continental cuisine served up by Sondy appeals to the taste buds. The Foie Gras, the Sea Bas, the Crab, the Scallops, the Parmesan, the Sea Urchin, the Blue Lobster, the Milk Fed Lamb, the Cod, the Creamy Sable, etc are the most mouth-watering delights on the menu.
Venue: Pyrronos 5, Athens
Cuisine: Continental, European, Mediterranean
Time: Daily 8pm-1am
Phone: + 30 210 756 4021
Website: http://www.spondi.gr/


Hytra in AthensAn ideal gastronomy destination by seaside. Close to the AegeanSea, Hytra is a must visit for the travellers. Romantic dinners at Hytra are all the rage with couples. The view of dancing waves on the deep blue surface doubles up the taste of delicacies served up at Hytra. The seafood cuisine menu is so varied and versatile that the guests can order seafood dishes of their choice. The open-air culinary refreshment is a lure of this Athenian restaurant in the season of summer. Fish, squids, oysters, octopus etc are among the varieties of seafood on offer at Hytra. A stop at this restaurant complements the sightseeing trip to the town of Vouliagmeni.
Venue:Navarhou Apostoli 7, Psirri, 105 54, Athens
Cuisine: Seafood, Greek
Time: Open Sun-Sat, closed Mon
Phone:+30 210 331 6767
Website: http://www.hytra.gr/

Pil Poul

Pil Poul in AthensA rooftop eatery in the area surrounding the Acropolis in Athens. A visit to the Acropolis, the most prominent archaeological site in the capital, ends with a stop at Pil Poul. Pir Paul, famous for serving contemporary French cuisine, promises a romantic dining experience amidst ruins and remains at the Acropolis in summer. The ambience of the restaurant is captivating on wintry days too. The guests are served in elegant dining rooms with colourful sweeping curtains. The delicacies are served with mushroom sauce here.
Venue: Apostolou Pavlou 51, Athens
Cuisine: Continental
Time: Daily
Phone: +30 210 342 3665
Website: http://www.pilpoul.gr/

GB Roof Garden

Athens restaurant GB Roof GardenThe only dining place on high and surrounded by dazzling views of the Acropolis and the Syntagma Square the classical wonders of Athens , is GB Roof Garden on the terrace of the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Bask in the colours of the setting sun, soak in the awe-inspiring visuals of the surrounding, binge on the Mediterranean delicacies and feel mild blows of cool breeze at the same time. The sitting arrangement is utterly comfortable. The chairs are cushioned with flamboyantly coloured pillows. Culinary choices on the menu are varied and remarkable. At GB Roof Garden breakfast, lunch and dinner appeal to the taste buds round the year. Breakfast with fresh pastries in the sunny morning, lunch under the deep blue sky, coffee in the breezy evening and dinner in an illumined environ are wonders beyond imagination.
Venue: Constitution Square, Athens 10564
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Time: 1pm – 1am
Phone: +30 210 333 0000
Website: http://www.grandebretagne.gr


Athens restaurant in VaroulkoDistinguished from other dining establishments by virtue of sophistication in decor, ambience, menu and service. At Varoulko, the dining space is aesthetically designed with blue-painted glass surfaces and decorated with royal blue curtains lending a theatrical look to the interior. Characterised by ‘warmth’, the service is efficient and awesome fulfilling the needs of customers: business persons and travellers and individuals. The variety of salads, soups, starters and main courses is amazing and unique. Th dishes are creative. Matching the culinary classics is the cellar of Greek wines. The reputation of Varoulko is identified with unique facilities for dining at ease. This Athenian restaurant too offers rooftop dining delights on summer days.

Venue: 80 Piraios, Athens
Cuisine: Greek
Time: Daily
Phone: + 30 210 582 8400
Website: http://www.varoulko.gr/


Athens restaurant OrizontesDining on the top of Lycabettus Hill overlooking the cityscape of Athens is not a mere picture. It is a thrill. Orizontes is famous for exclusive Mediterranean cuisine and airy ambience on breezy summer evenings. Dining the night out amidst enchanting visuals encircling Orizontes is an overwhelming experience for the visitors to Lycabettus Hill. The menu is a melange of traditional and contemporary Greek dishes. Each of the delicacies on the menu is a tongue-appealing appetizer. The delights are cooked up with pure local ingredients and flavoured with local spices. Drinking wine is a numbing sensation here. The joy of dining on the pinnacle of Athens’ highest point is a feeling beyond expression.
Venue: Top of Lycabettus Hill
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Time: Daily
Phone: +30 210 89 83 8405
Website: http://www.kastelorizo.com.gr/


Athens restaurant Daphne'sThe pleasure of a visit to Plaka is better complemented by dining at Daphne’s. Popular with dignitaries, socialites and corporate chiefs, Daphne’s is an avant-garde restaurant in Athens. Situated in a meticulously renovated old townhouse in Plaka, the main dining hall of Daphne’s is decorated with Pompei style murals. The classic but sophisticated menu is complete and comprehensive. The appetizers are rich in taste and best in quality. Daphne’s gives other restaurants a run for delicacies of seasonal flavours in the capital. On summer evenings, the diners are entertained in the sprawling inner courtyard. This culinary destination has been graced with a visit by Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Luciano Benetton and Betsy Bloomingdale.
Venue: Lysikratous 4, Plaka, Athens
Cuisine: Greek gaurmet cuisine
Time: Daily
Phone: +30 210 322 7971
Website: http://www.daphnesrestaurant.gr/


Athens restaurant BalthazarFood without music? A big ‘No’. Then, take a fancy to dining at Balthazar. Balthazar is a glamorous restaurant with the friendly atmosphere of a club and the soothing beauty of a neoclassical garden. It is one of the hottest hubs for foodies relishing delicious classics from the Greek cuisine in the city of Athens. Djs keep playing music to make the atmosphere engaging for the diners. To say precisely, Balthazar is an ideal dining spot with musical ambience to have some cool culinary refreshment in summer. Chicken with Ceasar salad, Tuna tartar with avocado & basil oil, Crab salad & gaspacho, Prawns with almirikia & dried tomato slices, Meatballs with French fries and Marinated beef carpaccio are the most delicious appetizers on the menu.
Venue: 27 Tsoha, Athens
Cuisine: Greek
Time: Daily
Phone: +30 210 644 1215
Website: http://www.balthazar.gr/


Athens restaurant L'AbreuvoirA restaurant for refined and sophisticated dining in the city of Athens. An oldest French restaurant in the city, L’Abreuvoir is set in a garden with greenery sprawling all around. Guests can choose between indoor and outdoor dining options at L’Abreuvoir. Round tables refurbished with soft white upholstery and sleek chairs with plush leathery cushion are set on the marble floor in the garden full of mulberry trees. There is no question about the ambience of this Athenian restaurant. All possible facilities are provided to make the guest feel at home. A candle light dinner in the garden and under the open sky during twilight is sure to make you fall in love with L’Abreuvoir. The indoor dining space too is exquisite. Bites of fish and meat items are refreshing.
Venue: Xenokratous 51, 10767, Athens
Cuisine: Continental
Time: Daily
Phone: +30 210 725 3009
Website: http://www.abreuvoir.gr/

Jimmy and the Fish

Athens restaurant Jimmy and the FishA cool dining place for gastronomic entertainment during a trip to Piraeus from the city of Athens. Favourite with the elite diners, Jimmy and the Fish is a seaside restaurant overlooking the picturesque harbour of Mikrolimano. The ambience is more informal with touches of refinement in the decor of the interior. The atmosphere surrounding this restaurant is breezy and balmy. The superlative quality of service and taste is an unmatched excellence that Jimmy and the Fish takes pride in. Open the year round, Jimmy and the Fish offers delicious seafood delicacies to savour with a heart-warming relish and the catching views of nature to gape at. The waiters attending to guests are clad in white aprons and hallmark blue.
Venue: Akti Koumoundrou 46, Athens
Cuisine: Seafood
Time: Daily 12pm-2am
Phone: +30 210 412 4417
Website: http://www.jimmyandthefish.gr

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