Greek cuisine is famous throughout the world for a whole host of specialities such as souvlakis, sadziki, lakanika and many more. From meaty treats to delicious salads, it’s all here. To help decide where to eat and what foods to try in Athens, we asked you to tell us about your favourite restaurants in the Greek capital over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you told us...
Denise Kimie says:
Krasopoulio - very nice food and friendly environment. I recommend it for sure!
This restaurant offers up a cosy setting in which to enjoy the numerous traditional Greek dishes appearing on the varied menu. Popular with a young crowd, this reasonably priced restaurant has an outdoor seating area where you can sit and sip on a drink while you bask in the sun.
Location: Karaiskaki & Aisopou 4 Str, Psirri.
Rob Young says:
During my Interrail I came across this little gem near Mexaxourgeio metro station. It’s great value for money
Affordable Mediterranean cuisine is what you’ll find on the menu here at Alexander. With a huge selection of dishes available at both lunch and dinner time, diners here can enjoy Greek specialities such as moussaka, stuffed cabbage leaves and plenty more. The menu is available in a number of different languages and the restaurants also has its own garden seating area.
Location: 3-7 Megalou Alexandrou Str, Karaiskaki Square.
Trent LaFranchi says:
Awesome souvlakis on the front left corner of monastiraki square. Guy in the side of the restaurant selling them for only 1.80 euros. Delicious
Antonis Kar says:
In monastiraki is better to take them away...you call it ' pita gyros' and it cost 1.80euros each. This way are cheap!!!
Manjunath Masgodu says:
Souvlaki, I think it’s in Monastiraki... It is just across from the metro station.
Junius Carter says:
That one across from the metro station was great. I have to agree with Manjunath. I miss that place.
Souvlakis and gyros are some of the most popular offerings in the Greek repertoire. Visitors to Athens will find a huge selection of eateries where you can try these delicious dishes. A great selection of these can be found in and around Monastiraki Square, a bustling area right in the heart of Athens’ historic centre.
Spanakopita is recommended by: Dennis Pitt.
Spanakopita is another popular Greek dish which can be sampled at numerous spots throughout Athens. This delicious savoury pastry is usually made from a combination of spinach, feta cheese, onion, egg and filo pastry.
Location: Various locations.