40 of the Best Athens Restaurants and Bars

Wondering what and where to eat in Athens Greece? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Greek capital city and returned to do it again.

Curious about Athens and its food scene, we gave ourselves that full month to fully explore the city and its cuisine.

This Athens guide includes our best Athens food finds that run the gamut from cheap eats to fine dining.

Varoulko Seaside


We were excited to dine at Varoulko Seaside, a one-star Michelin restaurant in Pireas with a seafood-focused menu and a location right on the water.


Located at the top of the ultra-sleek, ultra-chic Onassis Cultural Centre, Hytra is an upscale Athens restaurant that celebrates Greek cuisine.



Diporto is a great taverna for dishes like soups, stews and grilled whole fish. This Athens restaurant menu changes daily based on market availability, making each meal a bit of a surprise.



This large, rustic Metaxourgeio space overflowing with diners offers outdoor sidewalk seating along with a range of tables on the other side of Keramikou Street.


Ouzeri Lesvos

Located on the fringe of the edgy Exarchia neighborhood, Ouzeri Lesvos offers a traditional taverna experience with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood.


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