Athens Unfiltered: A Coffee Lover’s Guide

Discover our round-up of the best places to order a coffee in Athens! 

Coffee lovers will agree: you haven’t explored a city until you’ve tried its third-wave cafes. Amidst a sea of all-day cafes, these Athens spots shine for their focus on sourcing, roasting, and serving premium coffee.

Foyer Espresso

After eight years in the heart of the city, Foyer Espresso has moved to a new spot in the hip inner-city neighbourhood of Pagrati. Now, the place is bigger and brighter, giving brothers George and Makis the space to serve even more top-notch coffee every day. Foyer Espresso has earned a reputation as one of the city’s premier multi-roaster cafes with good reason. Each day, patrons can select from three different espressos sourced from unique geographical origins, along with notable filter coffee options.

The cafe’s in-house bakery prioritises quality over quantity. Daily offerings include treats like a zingy New York cheesecake, and comforting chocolate cake, as well as savoury buns featuring fresh ingredients (the mortadella bun with 14MO Gouda and tomato jam is a must-try).

A: Vryaxidos 2, Athens

ANÄNA Coffee & Food

With an almost cult-like following, ANÄNA attracts a crowd of loyal regulars. Whether seated in the curved portico-roofed courtyard or the cozy indoor seating area, guests are enveloped in a bright and airy space adorned with Scandinavian-inspired decor and ample windows. The team here takes pride in their craft, roasting their coffee in-house and offering carefully selected blends and single origins from Kenya, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Ethiopia. At ANÄNA the coffee machine hums seemingly without pause from open to close.

An irresistible aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls regularly wafts from the small kitchen, tempting you to indulge in a sweet treat. But ANÄNA offers more than just pastries; their menu features fresh sandwiches and a small brunch selection that is vegan-friendly. 

A: Praxitelous 33, Athens

Lot51 

Head over to sunny Brazil Square and snag yourself a prime spot at Lot51 where you can enjoy one-of-a-kind daily blends by Athenian micro roastery, June. Since this is Greece, you’ll of course spot plenty of tables lined with Freddo Espresso, but don’t overlook their equally impressive flat white and other hot coffee options. The food on offer goes beyond snacks with an ever-expanding kitchen serving up brunch and sourdough pizzas. 

If you’re in the mood to kick back with a great coffee and soak up the sunshine, Lot51 has you covered. If you’re in a hurry, take a quick 5-minute walk up the road to their take-away and delivery outpost, MicroLot. It’s the perfect choice for a coffee on the go without compromising on quality.

A: Papadiamantopoulou 24B, Athens | Microlot: Mikras Asias 4, Athens

Roasting Warehouse Athens

This family-owned business originated in Australia and has been going strong for three generations. It started as a micro roastery in North Melbourne and has grown into a slick roasting facility. Celebrating their Greek roots, the team has opened their first Roasting Warehouse outpost in Neos Kosmos.

They bring in single-origin beans from Brazil, Honduras, and El Salvador, and their special blends like the sweet and fruity ‘Day Dreamer’ and the rich, dark ‘Happy Days’ are a hit with everyone who drops by. The team at Roasting Warehouse is all about great coffee—they supply beans wholesale and even run barista training.

Australians famously know how to do brunch right, and the crowd waiting for a table on Sunday mornings says it all. Dive into dishes like free-range eggs, chilli scrambled halloumi, or the fried chicken waffle with syrup, sriracha mayo, and fried egg. And if you’re up for a boozy brunch, you’ll love the Bellinis and Mimosas on the menu.

A: Ntelakroua 2, Athens

Other notable stop-ins for your coffee travels around Athens

Who says coffee on the run has to be average? These great take-away spots will keep you fuelled on caffeine as you explore all Athens has to offer.

YAYU coffee (Emmanouil Benaki 40, Athens) skirts Omonoia and Exarcheia and is fast becoming famous not only for their multi-roaster coffee selection, but also for its dirty chai latte. 

Wandering through Kolonaki? Stop in at REDD Coffee (Kapsali 8, Athens). 

Dope Roasting Co. (Vissis 25, Athens) located near Monastiraki metro station is the perfect stop-in for a coffee and sandwich before jumping onto the Airport/Piraeus metro line. 

ĒRE Athens (Erechthiou 30, Athens) is the spot when it comes to a fine cup of coffee and maybe even a sweet treat in Acropolis-adjacent Koukaki. 

Atot (Lekka 28, Athens) is quite possibly the smallest coffee shop in Athens but, make no mistake, their love for fine coffee is extra-large.

Main Image by LOT51

What’s On In Athens: Ultimate Guide for June

To help you make the most of June, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s on in Athens this month. 

Summer is here and there’s never been a better time to explore the city, as Athens comes alive with a rich array of performances, festivals, events, and exhibitions.

Book your tickets early and plan your itinerary to experience the best of Athens’ cultural scene this time of year.

Athens Epidaurus Festival 2024
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The Athens Epidaurus Festival is a much-anticipated annual arts festival showcasing performances in theatre, music, visual arts, and dance. Running from June to August, this popular festival is a highlight of the Greek summer and this year’s impressive lineup includes 93 productions over 85 days, featuring around 2,500 performers and creators from across the globe. Performances at the ancient theaters of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, both renowned for their exceptional acoustics, are among the highlights and there are also events taking place at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus and Pireos 260.

Key events in June include:

Odeon of Herodus Atticus

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1, 2, 6, and 11 June)

 Anonhi and the Johnsons (13 June)

Works of Beethoven with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and Leonidas Kavakos (15 June)

London Philharmonia Orchestra (18 June)

Athens State Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (28 June)

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (June 30)

Pireos 260

Monsieur Linh and His Child by Belgian director Guy Cassiers (June 5-7)

Lacrima by Caroline Guiela Nguyen (June 13-14)

Zonder by Ayelen Parolin (June 29-30)

A: Odeon of Herodes Atticus- Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Greece

A: Pireos 260-  Pireos 260 Agios Ioannis Rentis

Entry: €20-150

W: aefestival.gr

Athens Cocktail Festival 2024
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Mixologists from some of the city’s best bars will be on hand to shake, stir, and serve up some fine cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or craving something daringly innovative, the opening party, which is part of the City of Athens Festival promises to be an amazing affair with 20 different bar stations at the revamped Kypseli Municipal Market.

Date & Time: 1 June, 6-11 pm

A: Kypseli Municipal Market, 42 Fokionos Negri, Kypseli

Entry: Free

W: cityfestival.thisisathens.org

 Athens Jazz Festival
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This vibrant music festival, known for its enchanting atmosphere, attracts thousands of fans eager to experience live jazz performances in an open-air setting. Held each June, the festival transforms the city into a dynamic hub of musical celebration, set against the backdrop of Athens’ rich historical heritage. This year’s edition will take place at the Technopolis of Athens, a cultural venue located at 100 Pireos Street, Gazi, which is easily accessible from the city center. It’s a great way to enjoy summer vibes and live jazz music.

Date & Time: June 3-9, 7 pm

A: Technopolis of Athens, 100 Pireos Street, Gazi

Entry: Free

W: technopolisjazzfestival.gr

Athens Hispanic Film Festival
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The Athens Hispanic Film Festival, a vibrant celebration of Hispanic cinema, is set to captivate audiences in June 2024. This annual event showcases a diverse array of films from Spanish-speaking countries, offering a rich tapestry of storytelling, culture, and perspectives. From gripping dramas to heartwarming comedies and thought-provoking documentaries, the outdoor cinema festival highlights the talent and creativity of filmmakers from across the Hispanic world.

Date & Time: 30 May-5 June

A: Open-air Cinema Ellinis Cinemax,29 Kifissias Av., Athens &

Open-air Cinema Aello Cinemax,140 Patission St. Athens

Entry: single screening  €6-8, Limited 3-screening tickets: €16.5

W: fecha.gr

Coldplay Live
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One of the world’s hottest bands Coldplay will be bringing their contagious energy to Athens in 2024 for two unforgettable concerts at the Olympic Stadium. Coldplay will perform on the 8th and 9th of June, offering an amazing concert experience as part of their Music of the Spheres World Tour.

Date & Time: 8-9 June, 4 pm

A: Olympic Sports Complex, 37 Kifisias Avenue, Marousi

Entry: €52.80-995

W: coldplay.com

Best Outdoor Cinemas in Athens 2024

Discover our guide to the best outdoor cinemas in Athens, so you can catch a film under the stars with the backdrop of historical landmarks – a quintessential Athenian summer outing! 

Each year, a wide range of Athens’ most popular outdoor cinemas reopen in celebration of summer, and 2024 is no different.

To plan your visit, take a look through our picks for the best open-air screens, soon to be showing your favourite films from classics to new releases.

Cine Thission
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Nestled in the picturesque Thissio neighbourhood, Cine Thission is renowned not just for its excellent film selection but also for its stunning view of the Acropolis. This cinema has been a favourite since its opening in 1935 and watching a classic or a recent release while the Parthenon is illuminated in the background is an experience unlike any other. Cinema Thission also offers a cozy ambiance with its traditional décor, complete with blooming flowers and comfortable seating. The cinema stands out for its wide selection of both classic and contemporary films and its great range of traditional Greek treats – so it comes as no surprise that it’s known as one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world!

A: Apostolou Pavlou 7, Thissio

Cine Paris
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Located in the heart of the historic Plaka district, this lovely outdoor space offers a charming rooftop cinema experience. Originally opened in the 1920s by a Greek hairdresser who had returned from Paris, this cinema exudes a nostalgic charm. The rooftop setting provides a panoramic view of the city, including the Acropolis, making it a perfect spot for a romantic evening or a relaxing night out with friends. 

 Α: Kidathineon 22, Plaka

Cine Dexameni
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Perched on a hill in the upscale Kolonaki neighbourhood, Cine Dexameni is where you’ll find a cool local crowd enjoying the summer vibes. This unique outdoor cinema is built around a historic cistern, giving it a captivating feel, and the square surrounding the cinema (right next to Lycabettus Hill) is filled with cafes, restaurants, and bars, making it easy to enjoy a night of good food, drinks, and a flick!  

A: Dexamenis Square, Kolonaki

Cine Flisvos
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For those looking to combine a seaside outing with a movie experience, Cine Flisvos at the Flisvos Marina area is the perfect choice. This cinema offers stunning views of the Saronic Gulf and is a favourite for those who love a good sea breeze while watching their favourite films. It’s an excellent spot for a summer night, especially after a day at the beach or a stroll along the marina, as the cool sea breeze enhances the experience!

A: Flisvos Marina, Paleo Faliro

Cine Riviera
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Located in the vibrant and artistic Exarchia neighbourhood, this cinema is one of the city’s hidden gems. Known for its eclectic film choices, including indie and art-house films, Cine Riviera attracts a diverse crowd. The colourful and lively atmosphere of Exarchia adds to its charm, making it a great spot for film enthusiasts looking for something off the beaten path. 

A: Valtetsiou 46, Exarchia

Hotel Grande Bretagne Outdoor Cinema
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“Pool Your Cinema” at the iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne provides a one-of-a-kind experience for both hotel guests and visitors. Situated on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, the cinema offers breathtaking views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the vibrant cityscape of Athens. Comfortable seating, elegant decor, and ambient lighting create an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere – making it an ideal setting for a romantic date night, a special celebration, or a relaxing evening with friends.

A: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square 

Main Image Courtesy of Cine Paris 

Complete Guide to Syntagma Square 

Where to eat, drink, shop, and spend the day in and around Syntagma Square — the beating heart of Athens. 

Whether it’s your first visit to the Greek capital, or you’ve done it all before – chances are at some point you will end up around bustling Syntagma Square, which is filled with locals and visitors both day and night. 

And to help you decide where to go and what to do, we’ve rounded up the best spots (a mix of old and new) that are worth seeking out! 

Eat + Drink 

Brunch Time 

Athénée – Start your day in style at this elegant all-day bar-restaurant that’s been serving A-listers since 1939. And if you are lucky enough to be around on a weekend, Athénée teams up with some of the city’s finest pastry chefs each Sunday to serve up a deliciously sweet brunch. (Voukourestiou 9)

Ergon Bakehouse Athens- A few doors down from Ergon House (Athens’ first foodie hotel) you will now find its sister property Ergon Bakehouse. As you step through the doors, you’re greeted by the aroma of artisanal breads and meticulously crafted pastries, rising in the ovens. Take a seat inside and enjoy a satisfying breakfast featuring seasonal, fresh produce and a variety of breads. (Mitropoleos 27 & Patroou 9-11) 

New Taste – Locals come to the NEW hotel for its enticing brunch menu that includes a Viennoiserie basket, Tsoureki French toast, and a club sandwich that pairs well with their Bloody Mary. (Filellinon 16)

Best Coffee 

Kaya– This specialty coffee shop is the place to come to for those who know and love their coffee. (Voulis 7) 

Third Place – About a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square you’ll find a minimalist shop with a great range of Greek coffee blends, a curated selection of design objects and laid-back vibes.  (Apollonos 23Β) 

Dope Roasting – Another 2-minute walk from the city’s famous square, you’ll find yourself at this cool espresso bar that’s set in a stunning 19th-century neoclassical building. (Vissis 25)

Casual Street Food

Pnyka Bakery – In between all the back-to-back sightseeing, come to Pnyka to grab a freshly baked tiropita (cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach pie). (Petraki 24) 

Poke Hawaiian Sushi – A mix of Japanese and Hawaiian flavours, the menu features Tempura Shrimp with a drizzle of spicy mayo and exotic poke bowls- the perfect lunch on the run. (Petraki 7) 

O Kostas – Serving some of the best souvlaki in town – just get here before midday, as they tend to sell out by 3 pm. (Pentelis 5) 

Thess Bao- Enjoy freshly made bao buns with creative fillings such as pulled beef, BBQ pancetta and fried zucchini fritters. (Perikleous 30-32)

Long, Lazy Lunch 

Tzitzikas kai Mermigas – If you are looking for authentic Greek dishes such as keftedakia (meatballs), fava (yellow split pea dip), or a great selection of grilled meat and seafood dishes that are ideal for sharing, this is the place. (Mitropoleos 12)

Birdman – A Japanese grill restaurant and pub, Birdman has become one of the most popular Asian restaurants in Athens thanks to its fresh flavours and creative dishes. (Voulis 35) 

Hanoi – Introducing authentic Vietnamese food to Athenians, here the broth for the pho soup simmers for a minimum of 12 hours before being served. (Petraki 12) 

Standout Dining 

Nolan – Greek-Japanese chef Sotiris Kontizas is the brainchild behind this award-winning restaurant serving unfussy yet sophisticated dishes. (Voulis 31)

GB Roof Garden – If you are searching for a restaurant in the centre of Athens that’s special- this is it. Serving Mediterranean flavours made with fresh, raw ingredients- GB Roof Garden offers fine dining along with prime Parthenon views. Note: it’s closed for renovations until April 12, 2024. (10 Vas. Georgiou St)

Okio – Just a few blocks from Syntagma Square, Okio features a modern sharing-style menu highlighting Mediterranean and Asian cuisines in a simple yet exquisite manner. (Nikis 33) 

Feedel Urban Gastronomy- Serving gourmet Greek cuisine that’s modern and sophisticated- here you can enjoy creatively made dishes featuring fresh, local ingredients. (Ktena 1)

Treat Yourself 

Bon Bon Maison –This boutique pastry store offers a delectable selection of French pastries including lemon tarts and croissants with handmade raspberry jam. (30 Petraki St) 

Le Greche – Delicious handmade artisanal gelato created from pure ingredients. We recommend trying the fig and mascarpone flavour! (Mitropoleos 16)

Estrella – Come here for the waffles and pancakes or to try their signature “bougatsan” – a mixture between croissant and bougatsa. (4A Romvis) 

Cocktail Hour 

Bar in Front of the Bar – This cool street bar features a creative cocktail list that changes daily based on the mood of the talented bartenders. (1 Petraki) 

Drunk Sinatra – An all-day hangout where you’ll catch funky young locals ordering craft cocktails and crowds spilling out onto the street on balmy nights. (Thiseos 16)

The Clumsies – About a 5-minute walk from Syntagma you’ll find yourself at a place firmly lodged in the World’s Best Bars List. Let’s be real, you can’t come to Syntagma and not head over to The Clumsies for the perfect drink. (Praxitelous 30)

Rooftop With Acropolis View

Zillers Roof Garden- A lush terrace with fine views of the Acropolis, Zillers serves light meals and snacks during the day and in the evening, it’s transformed into an award-winning restaurant with amazing dishes that can be enjoyed alongside impressive cocktails. (Mitropoleos 54)

Retiree – Located on the top of Ergon House, here you can enjoy proper cocktails, a relaxed summer vibe and unbeatable views of the Parthenon. (Mitropoleos 23)

Nyx – Set on the top floor of the Academias Hotel and offering majestic views of the city, Nyx features Japanese flavours combined with signature cocktails. (19 Omirou St)

Wine O’Clock 

Heteroclito- With over 200 labels from Greece and abroad, you can enjoy a glass or two over a cheese platter. (2 Fokionos  & Petraki St) 

By the Glass – Choose among 250 Greek and global wine labels, around 50 of which can be served by the glass. (3 G. Souri & Phileillion St) 

Oinoscent- With over 1000 labels from all over the world, every week there is a new selection of wines that you can sample. (45-47 Voulis St) 

See + Do 

As you stroll up Panepistimiou St, heading towards Syntagma Square, you will encounter three of the most elegant and imposing neoclassical buildings in the Greek Capital – collectively known as the Athenian Trilogy. Made up of the University of Athens, the Athens Academy and the National Library, each was designed in the mid-19th century. 

Right in the middle of Syntagma Square, every day (on the hour) you can catch the changing of the guards (Evzones) outside the Hellenic Parliament House.

Then head on over to the National Garden – a peaceful spot that was once the official royal garden and former playground of Queen Amalia of Oldenburg.

As you walk towards the famous steps and fountain of Syntagma, you will come across The Hotel Grande Bretagne, which is a local institution and a preferred stay for many international celebrities and politicians. This historic hotel was founded in 1874 and is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. It’s worth stepping inside to admire the classic décor and for a drink at Alexander’s Bar.

Panagia Kapnikarea, a Byzantine church dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, is one of the oldest churches in Athens. Built around 1050 AD over the ruins of an ancient temple, you will find it in the heart of Ermou Street.

In between Monastiraki and Syntagma Square, you can visit another important church, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Known as the “official” church of the capital, it features both neoclassical and Greek-Byzantine elements.

Culture Fix 

Benaki Museum – A few minutes walk from Syntagma Square you can discover a curated selection of ceramics, sculpture, and jewellery in the magnificent Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine collections on display at one of Athens’ finest museums. (1 Koumbari & Vasilissis Sofias) 

Museum of Cycladic Art – This lovely museum currently holds one of the biggest collections of Cycladic art in the world, with around 3000 objects from all phases of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art. (Neophytou Douka 4)  

National Historical Museum – Set in the Old Parliament House, the museum narrates the history of Greece since the fall of the Byzantine Empire. (13 Stadiou St) 

Numismatic Museum of Athens – One of the most important museums of Greece, it houses one of the greatest collections of coins (ancient and modern) in the world. (12 Panepistimiou St) 

Where to Shop

From beauty stores such as Sephora and Mac to the largest retailers in fast fashion- Zara, H&M, and Pull & Bear – you’ll find them all as you walk along Ermou Street. 

Around Syntagma you will also come across high-end brands including Hermès, (Voukourestiou & Stadiou streets), Dior (Voukourestiou 18), Gucci (El. Venizelou 3) and Tod’s (4 Panapestimiou), as well as Attica–  Athens’ upmarket department store that stocks a wide selection of designer wear (9 Panepistimiou St).   

Zeus + Dione – Specialising in relaxed, artisanal resort wear and classic pieces, you can find the flagship store of Greece’s leading fashion brand right in the heart of Syntagma. (Voukourestiou 6)

ANAMESA Concept Store – Discover a range of cool creations, including fashion pieces and accessories for men, women, and kids, as well as minimal homewares designed by Greek and international artisans. (Nikis 24)

Naxos Apothecary – Take home a stunning range of luxury natural fragrances, herbal skincare, and lush scented candles from this beautiful store that pays homage to Naxos, the largest Cycladic isle. (Kolokotroni 3-5 & Voulis) 

Carpo- Make your way up to the fourth floor of the Attica department store and you’ll find a range of high-quality nuts, chocolates, coffee, dried fruits, and honey, which make for the perfect edible gifts. (Panepistimiou 9)

How to get there? 

Metro Line 3 connects the airport to Syntagma Square and the journey time is approximately 40 minutes. Otherwise, you can also catch a cab from the airport (also around 40 minutes depending on traffic) at a flat rate of €40 during the day. 

Featured Image Courtesy of Ergon Foods

Best Greek Island Day Trips from Athens

We’ve rounded up our top five Greek Island day trips from Athens for 2024!  

The allure of Athens is undeniable. Filled with history, culture, and culinary delights on every corner, you could easily spend weeks in the capital and still have lots more to explore. But for those searching for a quick Greek island escape, there are several options easily accessible by ferry. 

So whether you’re looking for a memorable day trip or the next destination to continue your SS24 Greece holiday, these spots are all within two hours of Athens. 

Hydra

If you want to spend some time in a cosmopolitan and chic setting, Hydra is the perfect choice. Known for its vibrant arts scene, the island attracts artists, designers, writers, and musicians from all around the world. Think striking stone-built houses, quaint narrow cobblestone streets, secluded coves, and a rugged coastline perfect for a quick dip! Visitors can also spend the day exploring the town’s beautiful waterfront promenade while enjoying some fresh seafood and local wine at one of the many restaurants or all-day bars.

Ferry tips: Ferries to Hydra from Athens depart from the port of Piraeus and take around 1.5 hours with high-speed services. 

Andros

If you’d like to explore a more authentic side of the Cycladic islands, Andros is the ideal place! Featuring stunning beaches, secluded waterfalls, and picturesque villages, it’s an ideal location for swimming, hiking, and eating! Keep in mind it’s a huge island (the second largest of the Cyclades), so if you are only planning on spending a day, we recommend you head straight to the Chora where you can explore the neoclassical mansions, museums, cafes, restaurants and bakeries. Neiborio Beach is located on the left side of town just a few metres from the main street – so you can easily fit in a swim before departing! 

Ferry tips: Ferries from Athens to Andros depart from Rafina Port and take around 1 hour with the high-speed services.

Kea

If you love rugged landscapes and a relaxed atmosphere, Kea should be at the top of your list! Retaining its authentic charm, Kea is the closest Cycladic island to Athens and one of the most popular among locals looking for a quick island escape. Spend the day enjoying local cuisine and the island’s lovely delicacies, then make your way over to Sikamia beach for a refreshing swim before catching the sunset at the main town of Ioulida, which overlooks the Aegean. 

Ferry tips: Ferries to Kea from Athens depart from the port of Lavio and take around 1 hour. 

Aegina

With up to 30 ferries crossing per day from Athens to Aegina, this is by far one of the most popular day trips from the capital! Aegina is ideal for those looking for a jam-packed day filled with good food, great swimming, and impressive ancient monuments along the way. Known for its wonderful landscapes and traditional villages, Aegina is also home to the sanctuary of Aphaia, one of the best-preserved ancient temples in Greece, which offers breathtaking views of the entire island. And don’t leave before you get your hands on some of the locally grown pistachios – known as some of the best in the world! 

Ferry tips: The ferry from Athens to Aegina leaves from the port of Piraeus and takes around 40 minutes on the high-speed ferry. 

Kythnos

Slowly becoming more and more well-known thanks to its beautiful beaches, impressive hiking trails, and relaxing atmosphere, Kythnos is a great island to explore traditional Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches, and cobblestoned alleyways that are perfect for an afternoon stroll. Make sure you swim at Kolona or Agios Sostis Beach before heading over to the Castle of Oria where you can take in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea! And also try some of the local seafood – it’s as fresh as it gets! 

Ferry tips: Travel from Athens to Kythnos by ferry from the port of Piraeus or Lavrio – the high-speed ferries will get you there in around 1.5 hours. 

Featured Image Courtesy of YFES Kythnos

Athens’ Best Cocktail and Wine Festivals in March 2024

March in Athens is a celebration of Greece’s wine and bar culture. And we’ve rounded up the best places for you to taste the finest drops! 

Explore cozy wine bars, indulge in tastings led by international experts, and join lively festivals showcasing Greece’s rich viticultural heritage. From intimate gatherings to grand events, immerse yourself in zesty delights awaiting in the heart of the city.

BKHS 4.0 Wine Festival in Romatzo
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The return of Bacchae, Athens’ most alternative wine festival, is an unmissable event! Modern Greek artisanal winemakers loyal to organic/ biodynamic farming, and inspired by their love of hands-off vinification, are ready to welcome visitors to the celebration of Bacchae. Producers from all over Greece meet for two full days of winemaking and works of art! The Wine Fair will be accompanied by a series of talented musicians performing live on stage at Romantso- lifting the mood and energy to help remind guests of ancient Greek Dionysian feasts, which were full of wine, music, and fun!

Entry: €20-30

Date: 1-3 March, 2024

Address: Anaxagoras 3 – 5, Bios Romantso – Athens, Attiki

Tickets: more.com

Website: Bacchae.gr

Whiskey Live Athens
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Whiskey is not a “quick drink”. It’s a pleasure. And now more than 300 rare and special whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland, and America, as well as some “secret gems” from all over the world, will be offered at an exciting whiskey-tasting event in Athens, that’s designed to please all those who love the golden “king” of spirits. At Whiskey Live you will find unique ranges from small producers to limited edition bottles from well-known giant companies. And if you prefer clear spirits, head over to the Gin Garden where you’ll discover special gin labels offered for tasting. Whiskey Live, currently held in more than 30 cities worldwide, started in Paris and London in 2000 and is considered the world’s largest and longest-running whiskey event. Of course, there will also be a liquor shop where you can purchase the labels, as well as premium bottling at special prices, plus a cocktail section, where excellent mixologists will prepare well-known and beloved cocktails, and a street food corner with delicious delicacies to accompany your drink of choice.

Entry: Day ticket: €30, Daily combo (cocktail + food): €40, Two-day ticket: €50

Date & Time: 2-3 March 2024, 1 pm

Address: Technopolis, 100 Pireos, Gazi

Website: Athens-technopolis.gr

Oenorama: Largest Exhibition of Greek Wines
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For all those who cherish wine, Oenorama is one of those can’t-miss experiences! Since 1994, this popular event has thrived, marking its 30th year as Greece’s premier wine exhibition. With 250+ exhibitors showcasing over 2,500 wines and spirits, it draws 10,000+ Greek and international visitors each year. The exhibition includes the Tasting Square where new releases can be sampled in optimal conditions, the Wine Bar of Wine Revelations where special wines are showcased, the Wine Revelations where future industry stars are spotlighted, and the Winemaking section where state-of-the-art wine equipment is displayed.

Entry: €12-40

Date: 2-4 March, 2024

Address: Zappeio Megaro, Vasilissis Olgas Avenue, Athens

W: hoenorama.com

Spoiled Bar- Show
Insights Greece - Athens' Best Cocktail and Wine Festivals in March 2024

Spoiled Bar, one of Athens’ best cocktail bars presents a cool event where bartenders from all over Greece are invited to participate in a fun and creative challenge. The theme is “The tour of Greece in 7 glasses” – aiming to highlight the unique raw ingredients of the country, which we either don’t know or have not been given the attention they deserve. It will highlight 7 unique trips, 7 destinations, 7 bartenders from all over Greece, and many more from well-known bars in Athens. So for all you cocktail lovers, on March 14, head over to one of the capital’s most popular bar shows that’s been created by well-known local bartenders Thanos Sideris and Panos Kallimanis.

Entry: Free

Date: 14 March, 2024

Address: 18 Megalou Alexandrou, Dafni

W: spoiledbar.gr

Best Christmas Themed Cafes and Restaurants in Athens 

Many cafes and restaurants in Athens are welcoming the festive season with elaborate decorations, bright lights, and lots of red and gold taking centre stage. 

Seasonal menus have also changed to match this wonderful time of year – so we’ve rounded up the most festive spots that turn into winter wonderlands for you to visit in the Greek capital over Christmas! 

Little Kook

This gorgeous little spot in the heart of Athens stands out for its Christmas cheer! The extravagant decor and sparkly array of ornaments are displayed in every corner of the cafe – both inside and out. Apart from the decor that evokes the spirit of Christmas, what makes Little Kook special is that the friendly staff are dressed accordingly, making the setting even more theatrical! Don’t miss the opportunity to try decadent sweets swimming in chocolate or the colourful and moist cupcakes with marshmallows. 

Α: Karaiskaki 17, Athens

P: +30 21 0321 4144

Cap Cap

The Christmas period may have just started but Cap Cap has already entered a very festive mood! This thematic cafe constantly takes visitors on a fairytale adventure through unique themes that change each season – and right now it’s all about Santa, elves and nutcrackers! Famous for its highly imaginative decorations, here you will also enjoy creative sweets including homemade cakes, playful cupcakes, chocolate delights and amazing drinks that will warm you up in no time. 

A: 26 Panormou, Athens

P: + 30 21 0590 4116

Stylitis

This small coffee shop tucked away in an alley of Kaisariani, is a magical spot that dresses up in festive attire every Christmas. It’s a beautiful wooden chalet, which also houses a picturesque hall on a mezzanine floor – from where you can gaze for hours at the stunning decor. The vintage elements of the shop (found all year round) enhance the whole experience and make you feel as if you are in a fairytale. Here you can enjoy wonderful handmade hot chocolate, as well as a range of delicious sweet treats. 

A: 3 Nikomeidias, Athens

P: +30 210 723 5572

Noel

By far one of the most festive all-day cafe bars in Athens, this is an absolutely atmospheric hangout! The romantic space (inspired by an old Paris) features a range of elegant décor that blends in beautifully with the rest of the restaurant’s unique design. You can visit Noel from early morning for coffee or brunch, until the late evening for dinner and drinks.   

Α: Kolokotroni 59B, Athens

P: +30 21 1215 9534

Athénée

One of Athens’ most elegant all-day restaurants is even more stunning to visit this time of year! We recommend you combine your Christmas shopping at the nearby high-end fashion stores with an exquisite lunch or afternoon tea at Athénée. And if you are around on the weekend, definitely visit for a unique brunch spread that has been designed by talented chef Antonis Selekos, and includes a signature Panettone that has also been exclusively created by Selekos.

A: 9 Voukourestiou, Athens

P: +30 21 0772 8411

Winter Garden 

The Winter Garden of the Grande Bretagne is a unique experience hosted in one of Athens’ most historic hotels. The carefully picked lounge music and wonderful atmosphere accompany the impressive menu curated by executive chef Asterios Koustoudis and his talented team, while pastry chef Evgenios Vardakastanis has created some Christmas options that are perfect with a cup of coffee or afternoon tea. Make sure you try the traditional Italian Panettone or the luscious raspberry chestnut cake!  

A: Vas. Georgiou A’ 1, Athens 

P: +30 210 333 0000

Geco Athens 

Located at the five-star Gatsby Hotel in the centre of Athens, this is one of the most ideal spots for a coffee, drink, or a casual dinner during the festive season, as the elegant décor beautifully compliments the menu’s fresh flavours and traditional recipes that include modern twists. This is the perfect place to head to after a busy day wandering around in the city looking for Christmas gifts. 

A: 14 Lekka, Athens

P: +30 21 0321 6001

Belle Amie

The all-day bar restaurant in Piraeus is undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric bistro restaurants in this part of Athens. Housed in a beautiful old building, decorated with imposing chandeliers, retro paintings, candles and other vintage touches – this time of year it’s even more beautiful with the addition of gorgeous Christmas decorations. Perfect choice for brunch, a nice dinner, or a festive cocktail. 

A: Angelou Metaxas 11, Piraeus

P: + 30 21 0417 5740

Βy the Glass Wine Bistrot 

With a great selection of Greek and international wines, champagnes, as well as spirits and dessert wines – here you can toast to the festive season in style! You can also taste impressive dishes based on the best local raw ingredients, which have been carefully designed to match the wine experience by renowned chef Kostas Tsigkas. The cool jazz and soul music in the background, along with the wonderful Christmas decorations complete the magical atmosphere.  

Α: G. Souri 3 & Filellinon, Stoa Ralli

P: + 30 210 3232560

Main image | Belle Amie 

What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

If you are in Athens and looking for some cool events to attend, you are in the right place, as we’ve rounded up the best of what’s on this weekend in the Greek capital.

 Jimmy Carr | Terribly Funny 2.0
Insights Greece - What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

One of the most successful and distinguished stand-up comedians in the world, Jimmy Carr returns to Athens with his dark humor and outrageous jokes for a unique show. The award-winning comedian will present his latest stand-up comedy tour, “Terribly Funny 2.0,” with jokes about all kinds of “terrible” things that may have happened to you or people you know!

Entry: €35

Date & Time: Saturday 25 November, 7 am

Address: Christmas Theater, Ave Veikou

Tickets: more.com

Le Presbyter | Ballet for Life Bejart Ballet Lausanne
Insights Greece - What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

Created in 1997 by the late great Maurice Béjart, this contemporary ballet is one of his most famous pieces that’s been performed. Paying tribute to three people who died too young – Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, composer Mozart and former Béjart Ballet principal dancer Jorge Donn – it’s set to the music of Queen and Mozart and features talented dancers in a ballet designed to express optimism and the hope that, as Mercury sang, the show must go on.

Entry: €25-€95

Date & Time: Saturday 25 November, 9 am, Sunday 26 November 5 am

Address: ATHENS MUSIC HALL – Vas. Sofias & Kokkali 1, Athens

Tickets: webticketsmegaron.gr

Mall Grab Party 
Insights Greece - What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

Australian producer Mall Grab, one of the modern titans of the electronic music scene and the world’s most sought-after DJs, arrives in Athens and promises to rock the Greek capital, as only he knows how, as part of the EDEN parties at the Athens Conservatory. The party will kick off with high-energy producer I.Jordan, self-proclaimed “rising global nightlife queer icon” Chloe Caillet and Eden favourite Jay Jay.

Entry: €17-25

Date & Time: Sunday 26 November 2023, 4 pm-midnight

Address: The Athens Conservatory, Rigillis & 17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B, Pangrati

Tickets: more.com

Constantinopoliad | Sister Sylvester – Nadah El Shazly
Insights Greece - What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

This unique presentation features a handmade book, read collectively by the audience inside a sound installation. A response to the archive of the poet Constantine Cavafy, the work is inspired by the blank and torn-out pages in “Constantinopoliad, an epic”, a journal that the teenage Cavafy began when he and his family fled Alexandria.

Entry: Free with entrance tickets

Date & Time: 25-26 November | Wednesday-Sunday 8.30pm

Address: Onassis Stegi, 107-109 Syggrou Avenue, Neos Kosmos

Website: onassis.org

Retrospective
Insights Greece - What’s On in Athens: This Weekend

“The usefulness of the painter lies in the composition and formulation of the generally accepted mythology of his time,” was a key phrase in the life of Spyros Koukoulomatis. The famous painter with his strong vision influenced by expressionism and surrealism infused his creations with symbols from Greek mythology to underline contemporary social issues with a deep interest in human nature. “Retrospective” is the first exhibition organised in Athens, since the painter’s death in 1995, and it presents around a hundred works from his oeuvre. It’s a rare opportunity to admire his creations and to dive into his imaginary world.

Entry: Free

Date & Time: 25-26 November 2023, Tuesday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, Weekend 10 am-3 pm

Address: Melina Mercouri Cultural Center, 66 Heraklidon, Athens

Hotel Review: Mona Athens, Raw Luxury and Delicate Details

Hotel Review Mona Athens

Tucked into a gritty alley in the downtown Athens neighbourhood of Psyrri, sits Mona Athens boutique hotel: a sanctuary for the senses just moments away from buzzing Monastiraki Square. 

The lowdown

Housed in a building from the 1950s that has been preserved with great love and creativity, Mona Athens is the ideal spot for those who seek a unique stay and want to be among the bustle of downtown Athens. 

Details

The delicate details throughout Mona Athens are in contrast to the underground feel of its street-level surrounds. The plush yet industrial touches you see in the rooms and common spaces are custom, hand-made, or recycled from found materials and made by the hotel’s design studio House of Shila. Many of the items on display are also available for purchase. 

Rooms

The hotel has 20 rooms of different sizes that each embody a raw sense of luxury in their own way. The openness of the rooms reflects the hotel’s philosophy of surrender and freedom. The bath area in particular, which includes a large bathtub, has an open design with sheer draping (heavy velvet curtains make for room separators when privacy is needed). Boasting comforts like raw cotton sheets and ultra-comfortable low, natural mattresses treated with olive oil, there’s also fresh coffee beans, loose-leaf tea and a minibar filled with gourmet Greek products making guests feel right at home. Room types include the Intimate, Velvet, Floret, Amour, Penthouse and Mona suites, sleeping 2-4 people.

Food + Drinks

The breakfast room on the ground level is a peaceful communal space that resembles an industrial living room surrounded by exquisite design pieces. The Levantine-inspired breakfast includes savoury and sweet options, such as eggs, a selection of mouthwatering spreads served with sourdough bread, yogurt bowl and pancakes. Your morning coffee and choice of food can also be enjoyed in the comfort of the rooms or on the rooftop. Also good to note, room service is available throughout the day.

Extras touches

When Mona’s rooftop isn’t playing host to art and book launches or supper club events, it makes for a stylish spot to unwind while serving yourself from the Honest Bar which runs on an honour system. A selection of hand-picked natural wines is a highlight. 

Mona’s reception and concierge services are accessed via a tablet placed in each room. Here, you can also find information about additional services that can be arranged for guests like personal training sessions, massage treatments and laundry services. 

What’s close-by

Almost everything! Being a few minutes walk from Monastiraki Square means that you’ll be moments from the Monastiraki Flea Market, the historical district of Plaka and walking distance to the Acropolis, along with great bars, cafes and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. Also worth mentioning is the close proximity to the metro line that takes you to both the Airport and Piraeus port. 

Highlight of stay

While there’s no shortage of accommodation options in downtown Athens, it’s the cool, considered details that make Mona Athens stand out from the pack.  

Perfect for

Trendy couples and 30 to 40-something travellers who want to indulge in a feeling of sensuality and comfort while in the heart of downtown Athens.

Accommodation type: Boutique hotel 

Location: Kakourgodikiou 4, Athens

Best Cafes in Plaka 

Plaka, built in the shadow of the Acropolis, is an authentic sample of where old-world Athens meets the new.

It’s a place where you will find ancient ruins on almost every corner; as well as a variety of charming cafes serving coffee, drinks and desserts, with the most historic views.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favourites when visiting this beautiful part of the city! 

Yiasemi is a picturesque spot that’s become the Instagrammable bistro-café in the neighbourhood thanks to all the jam-packed tables lined along the staircase. You can sit and relax, watching people go by, while also sampling the great vegetarian buffet breakfast that features delightful dishes made using fresh, local produce. A: (Mnisikleous 23)

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Café Melina is a retro café dedicated to Greek actress and political activist Melina Merkouri, features plenty of images and decor honouring the late actress. With an indoor and outdoor seating area, the all-day menu includes mezedes, as well as crepes and homemade desserts. A: (Lysiou 22) 

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Kimolia Art Café, a colourful and unique cafe that’s hidden in the alleyways of Plaka; Kimolia is set in a historic 1925 building, allowing visitors to step back in time with its traditional decor and ambience. A: (Ypereidou 5)

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Anafiotika Café, located on the most famous steps of the neighbourhood; is the ideal place for a coffee during a morning stroll or a Greek meze later on in the day. A: (Mnisikleous 24)         

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Café Plaka is a great place all year round but we love it even more in winter for its fireplace and a wonderful roof terrace where you can sit and enjoy the sunny mornings. Tip: try the pancakes and take photos in front of the pink house. A: (Tripodon 1)

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

O Glykys is a traditional kafeneio that serves great Greek coffee, tsipouro, and homemade delicacies. Here you will find locals enjoying a game of tavli (backgammon), of course. A: (Geronta 2)

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Dioskouroi, located right in the centre of old Athens, this cafe recently received a new design without losing its traditional atmosphere and appeal. It’s a favourite amongst students, locals and tourists alike, who come here for a coffee in the morning and a cocktail or wine during the evening.  A: (37-39 Adrianou)

Insights Greece - Best Cafes in Plaka 

Grasshoppers: a hot new entry to Athens bar scene 

Not your average bar, Grasshoppers near the centre of Athens is a place where all the details have been seen to, and the cocktails are no exception. 

By Gina Lionatos 

The low down… Grasshoppers is a striking contrast to the all-day cafe across the road (incidentally under the same ownership) in the neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos. Here you’ll find an intriguing space, a thought-provoking cocktail menu designed by mixologist Nikos Sotiropoulos, and a focus on seriously good bar food. Just a stone’s throw away from the Onassis Stegi Cultural Centre, Grasshoppers opened its doors in May 2022 and is already a favourite among Athenians who take their drinks seriously.   

Décor/ Ambience: There is something decidedly grown-up about Grasshoppers, despite the associations of youth and inexperience that the name conjures. The use of the signature dark blue hue throughout the space, textural touch points (from the walls to the menus) and sleek interiors make Grasshoppers a bar that could easily be found in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  

Something to drink: The cocktails have been named after the types of couples you might find at a bar (see: Flying Lovers, Fervid, Unbearable). The Vulnerable is a delightful concoction of dry gin, chamomile, peach, almond, citrus and fresh herbs. 

Menu: The menu offers classic cold dishes like beef tartare and salmon gravlax as well as sandwiches and cheese plates. All are made to order and prepared next to the bar. 

Order my fave dish: The Vitello Tonnato boasts delicately sliced veal, dressed in lemon sauce with tuna, mayonnaise, mustard leaves, smoked eel and capers. 

Price range: Bar food ranges from 6-9 € and a cocktail will set you back 10 €. 

Perfect for: A night of sipping, chatting and mingling with friends. A great date night option.

Location: Eurudamantos 6, Athens

Opening hours/days: Closed Mondays, Open from 6pm-2am Tuesday-Sunday.

 

Athens’ Blossoming Wine Bar Scene  

A wonderful variety of wine bars have sprung up all over Athens, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed chat with friends over a glass of good wine, complemented by equally good food. 

Notable bottled wine production didn’t start in modern Greece until the 1960s when substantial investments in facilities and technology first took place. Nevertheless, the traditional low demand for bottled wine by Greek consumers kept its quality relatively low. Since the 2000’s remarkable efforts in bottled wine quality improvement by wineries and vine farmers brought about spectacular results. 

As a consequence, low domestic demand has since surged and Greeks have begun to consume more and more bottled Greek wine, either as part of their entertainment or as an accompaniment to their food.

So, while fifteen years ago the term wine bar was mostly unknown to the Greek public, nowadays, every remarkable bar and restaurant cluster in Athens has its own place dedicated to wines. Most wine bars in Athens employ knowledgeable staff, feature a large variety of wines, and offer complimentary or even main dishes; with quality (most of the time) ranging from descent to high-end.

Athens has been an attraction for the past few centuries for both Greeks and foreigners alike. Its ancient history and ruins worked as a time travel in its visitors’ imagination. 

Modern Athens has changed a lot from the time of its liberation from Ottoman rule when it was already a prominent destination for knowledgeable travellers to the various lands of the Mediterranean Sea. 

But up until recently, Athens was still a destination of historical interest only. Tourists used to visit Athens for a few days to see the antiquities before they embarked on their trip to the islands of the Aegean, where they mostly spent their vacation time. 

Thanks to the information technology burst, internet proliferation, and the increase of its users and time spent on it, more and more people have discovered that Athens offers more than history and sunshine. 

Its Mediterranean climate urges its people to go out and enjoy themselves. This outgoing need has created and sustained a vibrant entertainment scene in the city for the past few decades, which is well-synched with global trends.

Dance clubs, generic and various music genre-oriented bars, concert halls, Greek urban and folk live music halls, Greek, ethnic cuisine, and gourmet restaurants comprise the melting pot of Athenian outdoor entertainment.

Within this lively amusement scenery, wine bars have sprung up in the city like mushrooms filling a gap between nightlife entertainment and the need to have a meal outdoors and socialize. Relaxed evening talks around a bottle of good wine, complemented with equally good snacks and food was an experience that may have been lacking in Athens- but that has now changed. 

As luckily, the city’s young wine bar scene has grown; and very well at that. It features many young-gun sommeliers and established restaurateurs whose services offer real added value to the customer. 

The wine bars of Athens are redefining the way we Greeks drink wine and offer those already familiar with them a chance to not miss them while far from home. So here’s a list of great wine bars to choose from, for your next visit to the Greek capital! 

Oinoscent

Perhaps the most famous wine bar in Athens. Located just a stone’s throw away from Syntagma Square, Oinoscent is a wine bar and restaurant. Its wine list is focused on international vineyards but it also features several Greek labels from selected wineries. The food menu is focused on small, dish varieties that are very tasty. Prices are slightly on the higher end of the spectrum but the quality justifies the premium. Don’t miss the chance to inspect the wine cellar in the basement!

Heteroclito

This cozy little wine bar, not far from Syntagma Square, is another great option for getting to know domestic wines. All labels on the list are also available for retail purchase at cellar prices. Their wines combine ideally with carefully selected local varieties of cheese, hams and other delicacies, which are available in its unique space downtown. 

Materia Prima

This sophisticated wine bar, a few steps from the new Museum of Contemporary Art in the Koukaki district, is ideal for quiet wine drinks in the evening. It has a detailed wine list and offers troves of interesting wines at reasonable prices. Nevertheless, choosing Materia Prima as a date destination with your significant other might not be recommended as you may find its wine list pretty distracting!

Vintage

Imagine a chic, rustic, warm, atmospheric penthouse apartment decorated in earthly colours with a laid-back feel; now, add a 1200+ bottle wine list and you’ve got Vintage. What is more, are the many choices for those who love meat and cheese, as well as its central location in Athens, since it is very close to Syntagma Square. 

Manouka

Perhaps the wine bar with the best view in all of Athens. It’s located on the rooftop of Utopia Hotel and once there, you can enjoy the wine while staring at the Athenian horizon ranging across from the hill of Lycabettus, the Parthenon to the city’s old but still operating sky Observatory and along from Mount Hymettus at the background all the way to the Parliament at the forefront. The 100+ labels focus on Greek vineyards; framed by simple and delicious dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine. What else can one ask for?

Paleo 

Heading down to the southern suburbs of the city and specifically to the once industrial zone of Piraeus, lies an exemplary wine bar housed in a stunning converted warehouse. The décor is very original where the shelves filled with empty bottles give the feeling of a wine depository, the chairs are painted with wine landscapes and the tables are made of repurposed wine barrels. The owner is an experienced sommelier and offers his guests a list of 300 labels from the European South accompanied by Mediterranean dishes.

Cava Vegera

Featuring two wine bars across the city (Glyfada and Voula), Cava Vegera is the perfect antidote to the overcrowded city centre scenery. Both bars pay tribute to everyone who truly loves wine, by offering wines and dishes from across the Mediterranean and around the world. Cava Vegera wine bars also feature a wine store, upstairs, where you can find close to 1,000 different wine labels that you can drink in-store for a small corkage fee.

Cheers!