The most delightful addresses in the neighborhood of Plaka, that offer not only quality food, but also cozy spaces and excellent service. In the village environment of Plaka you often forget that you are in a big city.
Editors Choice for Autumn 2023
Discover the best places to eat and drink in Plaka, Athens!
Café Bistro "Melina" in Plaka, has candlelit tables and, in the background, pictures from the life and movies of the legendary unforgettable Melina Merkouri. The wonderful Plaka environment completes the experience in this cafe.
In its yard, under the trees, in the middle of the Plaka area, "O Glykis" (def. "The Sweet) serves ouzo and the classic Greek appetizers. The Rekoumis family has made this a popular hangout for students simply via word of mouth.... more
Daphne's Restaurant on Lysikratous Square offers Greek and International cuisine. The indoor sitting room is quite attractive, but in the summer is more preferable to sit outside. A preferred destination of visiting public figures from the... more
The inside hall traces back to a Turkish harem from nearly 450 years ago. The cobbled walls and fireplace certainly take you there in time, while the Rebetika live music along with their famous Kaiser balls (cheese balls) and rakomelo are 100% Greek.... more
"Eat at Milton's" cafe-restaurant serves dishes that range from mousaka (egg plant with minced meat and bechamel sauce) to lamb made with sweet red Mavrodaphne wine, all selected / created by Michelin-star Chef Alain Parodi.
Yiasemi serves the most tasteful homemade pies (the lemon pie is to die for). The coffee is carefully brewed and served on the green tin tables – the signature decor of the cafe. During the summer you sit comfortably outside on the cushions that are ... more
Since 1865 until today, "The Mpakaliarakia tou Damigou" tavern, owned by the Damigos family, has served fried cod fish imported from Norway, and aromatic wine from Mesogeia. The menu offers a huge variety of additional dishes giving plenty of choice ... more
This is the oldest of Plaka’s seafood restaurants! "I Taverna tou Psara" serves Greek cuisine, with emphasis on the quality of taste and service. The menu is not only limited to fish but includes a wide variety of Mediterranean options.... more
Despite its small space that covers only a few square meters, it is designed in a way to make you feel that you are participating in the sacred art of preparing and serving sushi. The talented Chef Anthony Drakoularakos, who prepares each order in... more
Plaka is the oldest area in Athens located under the Acropolis Hill, on its northern slope. Plaka owes its name to the Arvanites that settled there during the 17th Century and named this area pl(i)aka - meaning old - when it was rather uninhabited.... more