Situated close to the bountiful Aegean Sea and with beautiful weather in the summer, Athens offers pure culinary delight in terms of fresh and locally sourced food. Athens’ best restaurants highlight classic classic Mediterranean cuisine, but when it comes to where to eat in Athens there is also an array of options hailing from other parts of the world. Cooked by skilled and passionate hands in an array of high-class dining establishments, the elite gastronome can enjoy a meal fit for the Gods of Mount Olympus. These are our picks of the best restaurants in Athens, Greece.
Thanks to its two Michelin starred food, Spondi has become a point of reference not only for Athenian gastronomes, but for those throughout Europe. Located close to the first venue of the modern Olympics, the Panathinaiko Stadium, Spondi has streaked ahead in terms of taste and presentation. The head chef serves a menu that changes according to the seasons and his creative imagination. The food is artful and packed with exquisite flavors, and touched by a hint of exoticism. Upon request, Spondi offers private dining on its immaculately decorated first floor. As one of top restaurants in Athens, Spondi was voted to a spot on the Elite Traveler list of Top 100 Restaurants in the World 2017.
This two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Athens is revered for its innovative and playful cuisine that draws on Greek tradition. Located in the heart of Athens within the lively Keramikos district, this restaurant has been garnering rave reviews since it opened in 2009. After the first Michelin star was awarded in 2012, another was added in 2014, elevating its gastronomic reputation. With the two chefs, Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, working alongside the restaurant’s manager, Argyro Hiliadaki, the restaurant aims to fully engage guests in an exciting and unconventional way. Expect dishes like Greek bottarga tartlet with white chocolate. In addition earning Michelin Guide recognition as one of Athens’ best restaurants, Funky Gourmet made Elite Traveler‘s Top 100 Restaurants in the World 2017.