Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon temple. Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece. The city was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896. 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The Small List
Grande Bretagne Hotel – The Grande Bretagne is the Grande Dame located in the heart of the city. She was built in 1874 with eternal elegance and grace. This landmark hotel offers breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis with its unrivaled restaurants and bars.
Best Restaurants for Dinner
Zurburan – An all-day bar restaurant, that echoes the opulence of urban Athens. Undoubtedly, they use a touch of industrial modernity and a festive spirit. A hidden gem, located in the most exclusive area of central Athens, Kolonaki. The chef incorporates influences from all around the world.
Fisherman’s Tavern – The oldest restaurant in the Plaka, Fisherman’s Tavern offers authentic Greek cuisine.
Cookoovaya – With an open kitchen for all to see, five chefs are your hosts who ensure that each and every experience is unforgettable. It’s not simply a meal, it’s hospitality through an incredible meal. Delicious food, prepared with expertise, passion and experience.
Best Restaurant for Lunch
Diporto – Diporto is Greek for “two doors”. It’s a reference to the two entrances on the fringe of the Athens Central Market leading down into the taverna. Diporto has been in business since 1887, unbelievably, with no sign and no menu. Mitso cooks very simple, very traditional homestyle Greek cuisine. He will let you know what dishes are available that day. Phone: +30 21 0321 1463
Brettos – At the oldest distillery in Athens, the first thing you notice is the beautiful décor of brilliantly colored bottles. The color spectrum in contrast to the 200 year old building is, moreover, spectacular. Moreover, a flight of Ouzo awaits!