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Athens might not be the most “European” city in Europe, but it certainly is the one with the liveliest mood! Full of energy, vibrating with its sunny days and clear warm nights filled with music, the city offers opportunities for intense fun in cheerful, noisy places. This is perhaps the only capital city of Europe where one can be held up by traffic at 4 am in the morning!


Plaka - Monastiraki - Thissio - Psirri – Kerameikos
Plaka is chock full of traditional Greek tavernas. Do not miss a visit to “Vrettou” (41, Kidathinaion str.), an early 20th century distillery with its wide variety of liqueurs, ouzo and brandy. In Monastiraki, modern and traditional restaurants will vie for your patronage. Try “Café Avissinia” on the homonymous Square, and the grill house “Bairaktaris” in Monastiraki, for kebab. The areas of Thession and Psirri have been transformed over the recent years by the countless restaurants and bars opening there.
The old industrial area of Gazi, is now a vibrant neighbourhood with many avant-garde bars and innovative art exhibitions. Wander in the streets around the old gas plant and choose into the venue that appeals most to you.


Syntagma Square
In the area around Syntagma Square and Vas. Sofias avenue, be prepared for an amazing variety of restaurants, from fast food and souvlaki, to Michelin rated restaurants. The dozens of cafés and beautiful bistros are ideal for your lunch or coffee, while the major hotels in the centre (Grande Bretagne, Athens Plaza, King George) offer gastronomic delicacies created by internationally acclaimed chefs. Many cafés and bars can be found around Karytsi square and in Kolokotroni and Avramiotis streets. Try the Numismatic Museum’s cafe (12, Panepistimiou str. T +30 210 3612519). In Half Note Jazz Club (17, Trivonianou str. T +30 2109213310 and 2109213360) listen to the real sounds of live jazz.

The most fashionable district of Athens with its stylish restaurants, cafés and bars and endless opportunities for shopping awaits the visitor. The best restaurants places for lunch and dinner are located in Skoufa, Charitos, Milioni, Loukianou and Ploutarchou streets.