When visiting Greece, trying different dishes and local delicacies is usually a big part of your travel experience. With so many different flavours and fresh ingredients straight from the farmers the taste of authentic Greek food will make you want to try even more dishes.
For those of you foodies who would like to try some original Greek flavours, here are some of the best tavernas around Athens!
This taverna is the perfect choice for meat lovers. Anything from beef and pork to lamb chops and Greek ‘kokoretsi’, at Kritikos you can find anything your heart desires, cooked just the way you like it. A locals’ favourite spot for steaks, definitely worth a visit!
Tzitzikas & Mermigas
A traditional taverna serving authentic Greek mezze & Mediterranean food. From meat and fish to vegetarian oven baked dishes, this classic neighbourhood style eatery offers a selection of foods for every taste. Located in central Athens and open daily for lunch and dinner, it’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch after your walk around the city centre or for dinner followed by a drink around the area.
This taverna/restaurant brings traditional Greek food in a modern and chilled environment in central Athens. Giantes offer a variety of dishes from different regions of Greece, giving visitors the chance to try several delicacies from Crete, Northern Greece as well as other islands. Perfect to sit outside during the summer season and definitely worth trying one of the fresh fish dishes.
Ama lachei, is situated in central Athens, in Exarchia, serving delicious Greek food daily in a neoclassical house. What locals like about this place is that the setting reminds them of a countryside garden, making it the perfect spot to escape their everyday routine and enjoy a glass of house wine while chatting and trying authentic Greek flavours. Even though the décor is modern, all foods are traditional as cooked by Greek grandmothers. Try any of the main courses as they are all delicious!
This fish taverna by the sea is your go to destination for fresh fish and seafood near the Athenian Riviera. Located right on Kavouri beach, Garbi, not only offers delicious Greek food but also a spectacular view of the serene crystal clear, blue waters. Operating since 1924, a visit to this taverna will definitely not disappoint you. Ideal for lunch after your visit at the beach or for some ouzo and mezze early in the evening.
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