Although most neighborhoods in Athens offer numerous and varied restaurants, the most popular areas are Plaka and Monastiraki.
One of our favorite streets packed with traditional restaurants and charming terraces is Adrianou Street, near the Ancient Agora.
Other good streets are: Mitropoleos Street and Kidathineon Street.
We recommend you take a look at some of the most traditional Greek dishes, to get an idea of the varied cuisine that awaits you there:
Mousakas And Gyros
We’ve decided to dedicate a specific section to two of the country’s most famous recipes: moussaka and gyros.
Moussaka is a type of lasagna with spicy lamb mince, tomatoes, eggplants and a creamy sauce. There are also various versions with potato and zucchini. Like the Italian lasagna, this dish is quite filling and since it is served piping hot, it is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter night.
Gyros is another extremely popular dish in Greece consisting of pitta bread stuffed with meat (either chicken, pork or lamb) made on a vertical rotisserie. It is accompanied by tomato, lettuce, onion and different sauces. Gyros literally means “to turn”, since the meat is cooked on a vertical sear that rotates very slowly, just like the modern kebabs.
Available in most Greek restaurants and fast food stands, gyros is a specialty that is prized both by locals and travelers.