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Restaurants in Greece

To the rest of the world, the Greeks are known for their delicious moussaka, tzatziki and a sloppy gyro, but there is more to restaurants in Greece than the international clichés. Greek cuisine encompasses some of the most diverse taste profiles of the Mediterranean with fresh seafood, mouthwatering pastries, a variety of breads, and crisp local vegetables filling dishes that are as unique as the Grecian islands, themselves.

For travelers on a shoestring budget, the prices in restaurants in Greece are generally quite reasonable. While international cuisine is available, dining options vary depending on the area in Greece travelers visit.

Some of the best restaurants in Greece are found on the party islands, which cater to the international set. A number of top-notch restaurants in Athens also serve up enticing dishes for the discerning foodie. In tourist driven areas, wandering from the main thoroughfare to where the locals hang will give travelers a better sense of authentic dining. Here, you’ll find the Greece restaurants that are the real deal.

  • 17, Athens

    Open since 1957, this journalist’s haunt was the first “bar” in Athens that “nice” ladies could frequent without being mistaken for working girls. ... More
  • 1800

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Take a quick tour of the ornate furnishings at this 1845 mansion and then head up to the rooftop garden for simple Greek dishes: grilled grouper wi... More
  • 48 The Restaurant

  • 7 Seas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Cretan seafood, plucked straight from the water and served in a lush outdoor park. More
  • Alatsi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    For decades the hottest (and haute-est) Athenian restaurants were those serving foreign cuisine, from foie gras to sushi. When it opened in late 20... More
  • Ambrosia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The balcony of the restaurant in the sleepy, boho town of Oia looks out onto the caldera’s edge. The cuisine (salmon tartare with lemon and green o... More
  • Archipelagos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The golden doorway of the converted captain’s house opens to views of the caldera and the sea. Grilled octopus dripping with olive oil and tomato p... More
  • Argentikon Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set on an eight-acre property that dates to 1550, Argentikon serves Mediterranean and Greek cuisine that incorporates local seafood and produce fro... More
  • Astra

    On an island that’s renowned for its glitzy nightlife scene, Astra stands out as one of the hottest clubs in the city. During the day, it’s a quiet... More
  • Belvedere Pizzeria

  • Benetos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At dusk, make your way to Benetos, on the edge of Sapsila Bay, for fresh fish dishes such as grouper fillet with caramelized onions, and herb-crust... More
  • Boschetto

    Scientists have yet to discover if it’s possible to get tired of Greek food. But for those who do want a respite from feta, Boschetto serves upscal... More
  • Cabo del Mar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The only luxury restaurant in Andros, Cabo Del Mar doubles as a bar and the view is second to none, overlooking the pristine blue Aegean Sea from a... More
  • Chez Katrine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Daphne's, Athens

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Just a short walk from the Acropolis in the historic neighborhood of Plaka, this gourmet Greek restaurant is located in a restored Neoclassical hou... More
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