5 of Athens’ Best Eats


Wanderlust Chronicles Top 5 Places to Eat in Athens, Greece. 

We love Athens’ foodie scene for cheap eats and local flavours that have been passed on from generation to generation. So here are our top picks for eating out in Athens!
Monastiraki Area
This vibrant cultural area provides a great introduction to Athens life. Alleys filled with bustling, timeless restaurants and local vendors selling their wears make this area a lot of fun.
      Eat | Souvlaki pitas and baklava
      Budget | $
      Info | Website
Fisherman’s Taverna
This age old institution not only has great traditional food but its location, sprawled and spread along a hill overlooking the Acropolis, is unbeatable.
      Eat | Dolmades in egg sauce
      Budget | $$
      Info | Official website
Kosta’s Souvlaki
A local favourite which dishes up only one specialty, Athens’ best Pork Souvlaki. Be willing to wait in line with the locals and don’t forget to ask for chips in your pita!
      Eat | Pork Souvlaki with chips
      Budget | $
      Info | Reviews
Avocado Vegetarian Restaurant
Avocado serves up vegetarian food at its best. Combining fresh produce with innovative and addictively delicious flavours and large portions, Avocado is a health food addicts nirvana. Yum!
      Eat | Viva Paella and an Avocado Smoothie
      Budget | $$
      Info | Official website
New Taste Patisserie
For a more modern affair, visit The New Taste Patisserie to sample French favourites such as macarons made in house every day.
      Eat | Macarons
      Budget | $ – $$
      Info | Official website




  1. February 6, 2016 / 9:25 AM

    I saw some of your Santorini pics on your instagram and you redirected me to check out your blog posts; I’m also going to Athens & Santorini in April and so I’m super stoked and have been reading all things Greece! I like these suggestions, I’ll definitely check them out when I get the chance :] Thanks for the advice!

    • February 9, 2016 / 12:54 AM

      Thanks so much for checking out the post Vivian. We definitely recommend eating any kind of gyros and always asking for fries inside. They are about 1.50 euro, are so filling, and are delicious. Safe travels xx