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Ep’ Avli, neo-classical gem

Most People visiting Athens Old Olympic Stadium never venture up the narrow staircase to the far left of the Stadium (as you face it). It’s a shame, since those who…

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What’s your favorite souvlaki in Athens?

O LefterisSatobriande Street, behind the Hondos Center off of Omonia SquareOpen noon ’til around 4:30 PM, maybe 5, perhaps even 7:00 PM … Stop a hundred Athenians on any street…

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Giant shrimp – not an oxymoron – harbor dining year ‘around

Restaurant, Botsaris Fish Taverna, Akti A. Koumoundourou, No. 30, Mikrolimano / Tourkolimano / Garidadika, Piraeus, Greece You’d think the shrimp were lobsters! Yorgia and Yorgos Papadopoulos operate this casual restaurant…

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My three Greek loves

Don’t tell Basil, but if I ever leave him, it will be for yet another Greek man. The problem is, I’m torn, for three very special Athenian men have stolen…

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Athens dining: A surprise near the Archeological Museum

Options for dining around the National Archeological Museum can be pretty limited unless you’re looking for a souvlaki or tiropita, so when an Athenian friend took us to Alexandria Restaurant…

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Ariston – Grab a bagful and have a pita party in Syntagma Square!

10 Voulis Street, Syntagma Square (closed Sunday) From Syntagma Square, face McDonald’s and walk one block down Ermou, Ermou is the center street just to the left of McDonald’s. At…

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Cafe Avisina – Not only on Sunday …

Cafe Avisina (http://www.avissinia.gr) (Closed Monday – Lunch and Dinner the rest of the week)Plateia Avisina, Monasteraki, Antique Market, 210/32 17 047) We don’t generally recommend places in the Plaka/Monasteraki area,…

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Zeidoron – Food is life’s gift at this Psirri eatery

10 Taki and Agion Anargiron 210 321-5368 We stumbled upon Zeidoron one sunny autumn afternoon while exploring Psirri when Carole’s parents were visiting from Chicago. Knowing that Psirri restaurants are…

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Tzitzikas & Mermigas – Syntagma Square

SYNTAGMA SQUARE Mitropoleos 12 – 14 210/32.47.607 The true foodie’s cardinal rule: Never go to a restaurant too hungry and never, ever leave too full. I violated both. We’d been…

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Peaceful dining in the city: Plateia Mesologiou, Pagrati, on a warm autumn night

**this restaurant is now Mezed…adkio – and the food is really terrific. In the warm months the tables spill out to the now pedestrian only cobblestone street and they often…

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