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5 meals in Athens

planetjanet Apr 2, 2009 01:58 PM

I will be in Athens with my family over a three day period in July. We are looking for good, authentic Greek food in a nice ambiance. Not looking for a gourmet experience necessarily. Kids are teenagers and are good eaters.

I'm thinking:

Athinaikon for lunch
Platanos for lunch

Kafenio (Kolonaki) for dinner
Strofi (on the terrace for the view) for dinner


Pasaji for dinner

Snacks at Ariston, Thanasis (souvlaki) and Aigaion (loukamades).

I am just beginning to plan so any guidance would be most welcome! Thank you.

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    reuzenkind Jun 1, 2009 04:55 AM

    Definitely go to Bairaktaris located at Monastiraki Square 2. Packed with tourists and locals, i think this is the place with the best Pita Gyros and Mosxari Stifado!

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      spinachpie May 20, 2009 01:35 PM

      Yes, you must go to Thanasis for souvlakia sandwiches. They are to die for !! The address (if you don't have it) is Mitropoleos 69

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        OTFOODIE Apr 6, 2009 06:16 PM

        I would try Lykavitos for dinner at sunset. Take sweaters or windbreakers, as the temperature drops significantly. The meal is decent, but the view is unsurpassed.

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