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Stani
Stani
#About the Perfect Yogurt and Small and Warm Donuts that you Must Taste

Ready for a delicious and pampering breakfast? Stani in Omonoia Square is the perfect bakery for breakfast baked goods, cakes, desserts, great with yogurts and hand-made milk.

The yogurt prepared here is especially tasty. The preparation here is a cold milk system with yeast and a little yogurt that has been prepared for 60 years, adding to its unique and excellent taste. Order the yogurt with honey and pomegranate, a dish prepared in Greece for thousands of years.

The traditional family milk bar was established in 1931. Notice the special and delicious small donuts that are fried according to the customer's preferences- the Lokma. These hot and fresh donuts will be served with a side of sweet honey and cinnamon. This is one of the most delicious dishes that the Greek culture has contributed to the world, and is a must-try.
Varoulko
Varoulko
#About the First Michelin Star Restaurant in Greece

The Varoulko restaurant, not only considered one of the most expensive in Athens, is also one of the highest quality in Athens. It is located on Piraeus Avenue in central Athens. You will find authentic fish and seafood dishes, freshly baked fish in the oven, fish soup, grilled octopus salad, probably due to its proximity to the sea and its quality raw materials. The desserts in the restaurant are amazing.

An interesting story is about the chef of the restaurant, Lefteris Lazarou. His father was a cook on a Greek fishing boat and gave his son the special love for cooking and fish in particular. Lefteris went to study in Italy and when he returned he set up a small restaurant on the water in Piraeus. After moving to several different neighborhoods, the restaurant won one Michelin star. The great advantage of Varoulko stems naturally from its proximity to the sea and the quality raw materials that come from it.

In the first years, the restaurant won publicity, especially thanks to squid soup with leeks prepared by the talented chef and thanks to the Kalamari dish in Pesto. But in addition to the octopus and squid soup, you'll find plenty of great fish and seafood dishes here. Freshly baked sea fish, excellent fish soup, grilled octopus salad and similar dishes are also served here, mostly based on the Piraeus fisherman's sea. Along with all these, the desserts in the restaurant are tasty and some will even say amazing.
Diporto
Díporto
#About the Cheap and Excellent Worker's Restaurant Hidden in a Hole in the Wall Next to the Main Market

This modest place was opened over 140 years ago, in 1875. Its name means "two doors" - notice the two doors leading to the hidden old basement behind the main market in Athens.

There is no sign at the entrance, there are no menus, and the service here is tough, and this place is still stirring interest. The regulars of this restaurant will not abandon the place. Generation after generation they come here, to eat the food of Kirmitzu, known in his nickname "Master Dimitri." He came here in the age of 14, in 1950, and took over ownership of the restaurant from the original owners.

As soon as you will be seated, Anstice, Kirmitzu's apprentice, will place on your table a small ice box containing a jug, with hand-made resin wine stored in huge wooden barrels around the restaurant. Every day Master Dimitri places big heavy pots full of food on the counters, and these will be the only things you can order each day. Hummus soup, Greek salad, fried sardines, and meat stews. With the main dish, there are also great fresh salads, and also the best Pava Cream you will find in Greece - plated with a thickly cut onion, black olives, olive oil, spicy green peppers and lemon slices.

Be sure not to miss out!

A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/0HOa53zT3TA?t=24s&end=7m00s
Pasifai
Pasifai
#About the Traditional Greek Dining Temple of Athens

If you are looking for fine Greek cuisine from the west of the island of Crete (especially from Chania), Pasifai is the perfect place. It is a 15-minute walk from Athen's city center and has a wide range of dishes and very high quality. It is undoubtedly one of the culinary attractions of Athens. If you arrive on Fridays or Saturdays, you can also see the local bouzouki players that will make the place a Greek taverna with an amazing atmosphere. Prices are about 20 euros per serving. Because the restaurant is located in a suburb called Glyfada, which is adjacent to the Athens beach, you can go after a meal for a magical walk on the beautiful promenade.

Special restaurants in Athens

Ta Karamanlidika
Ta Karamanlidika
#About the Delicatessen and Restaurant with the Traditions of Byzantine and Cappadocia

If you are in Athens looking to taste the traditional dishes of the Cappadocia region to the south - Ta Karamanlidika is the right place.

Here you can find meats and sausages, spicy and aged, local fried cheese, fish, stuffed grape vines leaves, salads, pastels and Crichini and Koloraki, sorts of Greek all around flavors. It is "warmly recommended" to order the filo dough cigars, stuffed with salami. These cigars are called "Pastordemophita," and are excellently made here. Those who are looking for a hot meal - the meat with potatoes are highly recommended, especially with a beer or wine on the side.

The place is not expensive, and if you eat a whole meal here, you will be served a wonderful yogurt dessert on the house. The waiters are nice and friendly. and the experience here is worth every euro.
Kostas Souvlaki
Kosta’s Souvlaki
#The Best Souvlaki in Athens

According to many people's opinions, Kosta's Souvlaki is the best in all of Athens. Don't be disappoint to find out that Kosta's is not a restaurant, but only a small eatery, with no seating. You will immediately recognize it by the huge line that is always here for most hours of the day.

The secret here is unknown, but it's obvious that by creating the best souvlaki in Athens, there is an important role for pitas drenched in olive oil with secret sauces, along with amazing meats, tomatoes, onion slices and fries.

Souvlaki in Greece is a shawarma made from white meats or lamb, accompanies by a yogurt sauce, with garlic, fresh onion slices and tomatoes.

To make the story short, it's worth the effort to get here, to Monastiraki Square, to eat the legendary souvlaki. On Sundays, the traditional neighborhood flea market is closed.



A Closer Look at Kosta's Souvlaki:

https://youtu.be/fJvQY-C1u44
The Five F Taverna
The Five F Taverna
#About the Taverna that is Only Open During Lunch

One of the most recommended Tavernas in Athens is located right behind the Hilton Hotel. It is open only during lunch hours, and is characterized mainly by the raw materials it uses. Meats of lamb, pork and beef, grilled meats, kinds of pasta and a variety of salads were all prepared from the best products purchased that morning in the local market.
Epirus Tavern
Epirus Tavern
#About the Classic Greek Cafe in the Central Market of Athens

Epirus Tavern is a great Greek taverna, located at the edge of the meat alley, in the central market of Athens.

This high-quality worker's restaurant has been working since 1890. Epirus specializes in home-made Greek foods, simple and delicious. In massive pots and pans over the stove, is the food that fills the air with the smells of a Greek household.

Try their flagship dish, a bowl of Patsa (not pasta). This is soup with internal organs, that contains lamb's stomach and legs. Other great dishes are the spinach and rice dish called spanakorizo, magiritsa soup, bean stew with tomato sauce, and avgolemono soup with meat dumplings (please notice -this soup is sour, and is only for those who like that taste).

A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1HVYw2VjxE0


Psaras
Psaras
#About the Ancient Restaurant in Plaka

After walking around the snaking streets of Plaka, it's worth it to descend the stairs of steep stone, to Erechtheus Street, and eat at Psaras. This is an ancient and wonderful Greek taverna, that argues to be the oldest restaurant in Athens.

This is one of the most beautiful and pleasant restaurants in Athens. The atmosphere is great, the staff is friendly, helpful, and efficient, the place is clean, and the food is excellent.

But the ancient atmosphere here is only a part of what makes it so great. In Psaras you can have a traditional Greek dinner, with good vibes. For those sitting outside on the terrace towards the view of Athens, you can imagine how Athens looked 200 years ago before the modern buildings existed here. Eat here with the relaxing bells ringing from church towers, and small birds coming to your table to steal crumbs. Sometimes a little annoying, but heart-warming. Those who are not interested can always eat inside.

The dishes here are delicious with a side of some fish and seafood. You can find rice, salads, and fresh vegetables. We recommend ordering the specialty Greek dishes from the menu, like Dolmas and dishes with eggplant.


#Tips

It's recommended to come here for dinner during the sunset, on the terrace on the top floor, where the view is incredible.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/sq5zSqX-Nho
Mokka Speciality Coffee
#About the Classic Greek Cafe in Athen's Central Market

The ancient Mokka Speciality Coffee, located right in the entrance to the central market in Athens, is a classic Greek cafe, that also roasts its own coffee beans.

Here, it's recommended to drink the coffee Sti Hovoli, it is Greek coffee heated in a very slow and devoted way, in a small pot.

From the whole coffee beans stage, until the coffee is prepared, there will be a whole ceremony here that will be around creating your cup of coffee. The experience is great, but not for those who want a quick cup of coffee on the go.

The coffee is usually served here, when it is accompanied with a slice of a small Turkish delight in a homemade saucer of traditional sweets called Spoon Twist. These are made from green dates, rose petals, and Bergamot oranges.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1HVYw2VjxE0


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