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Cuisine of Athens for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Athens, Greece In addition to large number of Greek cuisine restaurants, Athens is truly rich in dining facilities featuring original gastronomy, as well as luxury restaurants and cafes. Cheese, light red wine, and salads remain the favorite food of the locals, so you will find a large choice of them in each dining facility of this city.
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Petrino is considered the best restaurant devoted to national cuisine. Here you will be served delicious lobster with Greek feta cheese, meat with vegetables and mushrooms, as well as most exotic desserts and best Greek wine. Among the restaurants devoted to Spanish cuisine the most famous one is Puerta de Espana. The menu of this dining facility contains delicious paella in its classical performance, seafood, and fruit desserts.
Seafood lovers will surely like the restaurant named Garbi. Its menu features more than a hundred of exclusive dishes. Salads with lobster and shrimps, fish with herbs and grilled vegetables – the food here is a true delight for gourmets. Far East Restaurant offers its guests to try delicious oriental dishes. A part of its tables are located on the outdoor terrace, so guests will seat in a cozy place surrounded by trees and flowers. Guests of Erato restaurant are welcome to sit in one of pavilions installed in the garden. Here visitors are offered to try classic national dishes. Music is always playing here, and the restaurant is distinguished by truly unique atmosphere of peace. Copyright
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The menu of Lalloudes restaurant is a unique combination of national Greek dishes and Mediterranean specialties. Sun-dried tomatoes, flavored cheesecake, eggplant casserole with mozzarella cheese and traditional Italian pasta – this is the ultimate dream of any fan of culinary trends. You will also find Monteio restaurant next to Olympic village. This place also offers a wide range of regional dishes. Exclusive Mediterranean delicacies are perfectly accomplished by Greek wine. The restaurant offers more than a hundred of brands of this famous drink. Finally, To Kofenio restaurant is very popular among tourists. A part of its tables is located in a beautiful garden, where visitors will find a menu full of various gourmet dishes and unique cuisine be best chefs.
Athens, Greece Not only restaurants but also local markets are great for everyone who searches popular national delicacies. Varvakios market offers many interesting products by local farmers and producers. This market is located in the heart of the city. Dozens of various sausages, cheese, smoked and jerked meat, numerous spices, and popular desserts are just some of the items sold on the market. Local sellers allow sampling absolutely all the food they sell, so a simple walk in the marketplace can easily turn into an exciting gastronomic quest.
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Many can try popular national dishes right in small street stalls that usually sell such delights as souvlaki skewers, various types of kebab, and gyro – a special type of Greek kebab. The latter is a typical everyday dish for local people, and it is very comfortable to eat it on the go.
Athens mix Tourists, who wish to try something absolutely unusual and unique, should head to a nearby shop and find avgotaraho – pressed and salted mullet caviar. It is sold in attractive packages. Local people started making avgotaraho yet during the antique times. Since that time, the process of making this dish has almost not changed. Locals also serve it in a very unusual way – they eat avgotaraho with various dried fruit, cotton candy, and even various sorts of chocolate. A box with this unusual delicacy is a great souvenir for friends and family.
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When describing the gastronomic traditions of Athens, it is important to mention delicious local wine. Neighborhoods of the Greek capital are famous for Vinsanto wine, a bottle of which is available in virtually any local shop. Retsina is also a popular and widely spread variety of local wine. This wine is characterized by an unforgettable smell of resin.
Athens mix Among the variety of local pastries, it is important to mention akane. It is a special type of locum that is made only in Athens and several other Greek cities. Opposite to the classical locum, this variety is cooked with butter. It makes the taste of akane softer and tenderer, and, of course, adds a special buttery taste to the popular pastry. It is possible to purchase small boxes with akane in virtually any shop in Athens. However, many prefer to head to local markets as they can sample akane before buying it. Many national cuisine restaurants in Athens still cook the majority of food in old stone ovens because this way traditional products taste in an absolutely incredible way. Pastries cooked in such ovens taste exceptionally amazing. By the way, many local pies are cooked from the special filo dough.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Athens and surroundings

Where to go for dinner in Athens: recommended cafe and restaurants

To Kioupi
Where: Plateia Kolonakiou 4, Kolonaki, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 361 40 33;
Where: 16 Erechtheos, Plaka, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 321 87 33;
Where: Pyrronos 5, Pangrati, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 756 40 21;
Taverna Tou Psyrri
Where: 12 Eschylou, Psyrri, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 321 49 23;
To Zeidoron
Where: Agion Anagyron 17/Taki 10, Psyrri, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 321 53 68;
Where: Andronikou 3, Gazi/Rouf, Athens; Telephone: +30 210 342 23 80;
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Michelin-starred restaurants in Athens
♥   Restaurant 'Mama Tierra' Αthens. Type - Vegetarian|International. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hytra' Athens. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Funky Gourmet' Athína. Type - Creative. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kuzina' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Athiri' Athína. Type - Greek. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'GB Roof Garden' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Nolan' Athens. Type - Fusion|Asian influences. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Sushimou' Athens. Type - Asian|Sashimi. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Electra Roof Garden' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '2 Mazi' Αθήνα. Type - Greek. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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