At The Greco’s Project, you can find tons of super delicious traditional Greek food, served in a very cool and modern place. The restaurant is indeed super beautiful inside and on their menu, you will see this huge variety of Greek dishes, from street food to those dishes that only a Greek mama could make.
That night we decided to get a couple of dishes to share:
Dolmades gialantzi – Stuffed vine leaves
Pork Gyro platter – served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
On the house, semolina cake.
The ratio, portion size and price is excellent, with the plus of you having a super tasty meal. Can’t complain about our main, that Pork Gyro Platter served very well my husband and me, and it was yum!
A positive point for the free semolina cake served with our bill. This one had a hint of orange that was a fantastic surprise! I really like this cozy and super friendly thing Greeks have, let’s pray together for more countries that give customers free dessert!
Good place for lunch, dinner, or even a drink late in the evening. The atmosphere is awesome and the place offers a very good service.
Lukumades is a traditional Greek doughnut and also the name of this café easily found in Athens. There you can find the famous treat and also ice creams, different types of coffee and other goodies to make your day sweeter while in Athens.
It was summer when we went to Athens, so of course, we had to try the famous (everyone had a cup on the streets) of Cappuccino Freddo and to top it up, why not try the traditional lukumades? Here we go:
Double chocolate cookies – praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.
Cappuccino Freddo was good but had nothing special. It was a refreshing drink under those 40C degrees that day, though.
Turning to the lukumades, they are basically doughnuts coated in sugar syrup. In this case, the one we bought had ice cream, oreo cookies, and some chocolate sauce. It was indeed good but extremely sweet, so go for it only if you have a sweet tooth, for us it was too much and we left behind like 80% of it.
Next time I would order just plain lukumades to have with a cup of coffee. 🙂
In case you are super keen to have greek street food, O Kostas is the place to go in Athens. This tiny place will surprise you with yummy and extremely tasty gyros and kebabs. The place is full of locals (always a good sign) and busy so I would be smart to get there before or after peak hours.
Let say hubby and I were excited and got greed. We ordered four gyros, but they are all assembled the same way what changes is the type of meat. So we got:
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
It’s simple, but all the ingredients combined is what makes this gyro one of the best we had in Greece (maybe in life). That pita bread was perfectly toasted and super fluffy, meat, tzatziki sauce, and those fresh vegetables were the perfect combinations.
We liked it so much that we ordered 2 for each, one with pork and another with beef. In case you are super hungry, I would order 3, as the portion is not that large and the place is packed.
Super yum street food, with awesome price and good quality ingredients.
Sin Athina Restaurant was a great surprise for us. Let say, we went there for the view and dinner was just a plus. However, it turned out that we had one of our best meals in Greece, counting food, atmosphere and of course an outstanding view of The Acropolis.
All tables are on the restaurant terrace, but not all of them with great views. I suggest you book in advance and ask for a good table. We strategically went there late in the afternoon so we could have a good view during daylight and another one at night. For it to happen let say we had to spend some time at the restaurant and order a certain number of dishes… not that this would be a problem, right!?
As I said, we wanted to spend some time there, so we ordered a good number of dishes to try:
Spanakopita – traditional greek spinach pie with homemade filo pastry.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
On the house, homemade vanilla ice cream.
Food was very good, we loved that grilled haloumi entree. The Spanakopita though was a bit overcooked and on the dry side. Another good surprise for me was that Greek Onzo, I’ve never tried this type of pasta before, and I really liked its rice-like texture and look, it is a good way to add some variety to your meals, you can replace rice with it when making risotto for example.
To finish the night, as other restaurants in Greece, we got a delicious Vanilla ice cream with our bill. 🙂
Wonderful place, good food and service, nice atmosphere, and great views!
Stani is a very traditional dairy house in the heart of Athens. There are many dairy products available, desserts, coffee, and of course the best Greek Yogurt on earth!
This was a quick stop to rest and of course to try the house must, greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
That yogurt is really something to remember for the rest of my life. It is extremely smooth, creamy, and super thick, you can almost slice it! Also, the combination of yogurt, honey, and walnuts is outstanding and since then, that’s the way I’m having it at home.
Delicious Greek Yogurt in a very pleasant place. Staff is super fun and friendly.
In case you are busy to stop and rest for a bit, you can take away their yogurt or any other dairy product or dessert.