A city like Athens, that bustles with life and activity could only possibly offer countless choices of entertainment for all tastes. You can take a stroll in the city during the night to find out why the capitol of Greece is known as the city that never sleeps. Classical Greek entertainment, clubs, cafeterias, improvised outdoor events at major shopping aAas form the puzzle of the typical Athenian night. Here below you can find an indicative list of things you can enjoy during your visit in Athens.
This is a super cool bar and restaurant that features a rooftop terrace with, as the name suggests, 360 degree views of Athens. A lush roof garden and cocktail bar with a unique industrial design and direct views over the illuminated Acropolis . The restaurant in Monastiraki is set on a terrace overlooking the ancient center and it is ideal for a relaxing dining experience. It invites guests to a journey of tastes among Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine. The cocktail bar in the down town of Athens is set on the roof garden and invites guests to enjoy tasteful cocktails. The “fragola spitz” is a nice one to get into the summer spirit. Its privileged location offers memorable views of Acropolis and astonishing sunsets. Easy access to explore more of Monastiraki or Plaka.
Α for Athens – Cocktail Bar
Face to face to the Acropolis, on the top floor of the hotel A for Athens, an urban terrace was created, with the most stunning view to the Acropolis, Plaka and Monastiraki Square, so as the visitor can enjoy the breathtaking view of Parthenon. An ideal place to have your breakfast in the morning or refresh yourself with special cocktails at night. The food service starts with a breakfast buffet, enriched with selected handmade Greek products, aiming to introduce the visitor to the Greek gastronomic aromas and flavors. Minimal design is set to enhance your viewing experience; whereas the menu is created with special care, emphasizing on local and healthy ingredients.
Eating fish at “ Trata Fish Tavern”
Trata is one cute little neighbourhood tavern with the best seafood in the center of Athens. It’s very close to Omonoia square and not far away from Akropolis. The tavern is vegetarian friendly and it also offers vegan as well as gluten free options. Here you can enjoy delicious sea food, such as red mullet, octopus, grilled sardines, shrimp, stuffed grilled squid, grilled snapper, steamed mussels, kakavia fish soup and a great shellfish pasta. The setting is inspired by the islands – white tables, pale blue chairs with the name of Greek islands.
Food and wine at the “Warehouse” – Exarchia
At the corner of Mavromichali and Valtetsiou streets, you can find Warehouse, an all-day venue with a huge variety of Greek and foreign wines. You can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to jazzy tunes and tasting nice platters of assorted cheeses & cured meats. The wine list includes wines from Greece and the rest of the world by well-known estates, to guest premium wines for private tastings. 200 different wines are served at Warehouse, 70 by the glass and 500 choices for retail in the cellar. The food menu includes sandwiches, eggs and street food up to dry-aged meat and twisted recipes. Ceviche, carpaccio, orzo pasta with shrimps, beef fillet as well as daily specials. Warehouse is a non-smoking wine bar, but if you smoke you can always choose one of the tables at Valtetsiou sidewalk.
“Heteroclito” is a popular wine destination in downtown Athens. With a highly knowledgeable staff Heteroclito is another great choice when it comes to discovering the world of wine. This winebar will make you feel like you are in an old Parisian bistro, where you can find the best wine to satisfy your taste and can offer food pairing suggestions such as local cheese, cold cuts, and other delicacies. This cozy wine bar serves well known, renowned, rare, special, new, different and unique qualities, so that the public can learn more about this fascinating subject, through firsthand experience. The wine list is purely Greek, featuring renowned and rare wines. All the labels on the list are also for sale, at cellar prices.
Eating at the “Stinking bishop”
Τhe “Stnking Bishop” is located at Kolonaki, the space is decorated in minimal style, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Here customers can taste or take home some of the best varieties of cheese and hams from Greece, France, Holland, England. The selections were made after long research and visits to producers. The cheese menu can be enjoyed in dishes with cheese and hams, in open face sandwiches, accompanied with salads, soups, salmon, prepared on the spot with fresh ingredients. The research on wines has also been extensive, selecting approximately forty five different labels, mainly from local producers, several of which are served by the glass. The friendly staff will advise you about the best combinations and pairing between the various tastes on the menu and the ideal wine.