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Josh May 1, 2006 07:15 AM

Any recommendations for restaurants in Athens other than standard, simple fish or meat places? Any recommendations yet for Chios? Annavysos?

  1. j
    jmp29 Apr 18, 2008 08:11 AM

    Logia tis Ploris has great and affordable seafood. Excellent cod and smoked eel in particular. If you google their name, they have a website with the location, etc.

    1. Georgia Phoebe May 17, 2007 11:50 AM

      Spondi, in Varnava Square in Pagrati, is one of the best, if not THE best restaurant in Athens. We're talking about creative, modern cuisine which will cost you a lot, but which is totally worth it. Varoulko is also quite good (and expensive, too). Cheaper options - Yiantes, which uses only organic products, in Eksarchia, Aneton in Maroussi, and Aristera Dexia in Erythrea. In Anavyssos, any of the sea side tavernas are good. In fish tavernas be sure to go in the kitchen and check the fish you're eating. The waiter will weigh it for you and you can check for freshness. I haven't been in Chios. Generally steer away from tavernas that advertise their dishes in color pictures. They're the worst tourist traps.

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      1. re: Georgia Phoebe
        peter2 Apr 17, 2008 07:11 PM

        On Spondi - amen Georgia Phoebe. Now that's a restaurant. I miss it so. It's been 2 years, but I'll be back in Athens this September, so you can bet it is on my list.

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        young_chower Oct 18, 2006 10:12 PM

        Well, if you want excellent Greek home-style food, I highly, HIGHLY suggest going to Taverna tou Psiri in the Ppsiri district by Monistiraki. It's amazing. Great eggplants, fried peppers, and many many other treats. Just ask what they have made fresh and order it.

        Here's a link to their website: http://www.hit360.com/taverna-psirri/...

        Every time my family goes to Greece (around once a year to visit relatives), we always go here. I suggest you do the same.

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          French Oct 18, 2006 04:36 AM

          chubbys, if it's still around, they have the best greenburger, and they are excellent.

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          1. re: French
            88GK Dec 4, 2006 03:50 AM

            Chubby's is a very eccentric plase for Athens isn't it?

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