O Kostas – Gyros and Kebabs • Athens

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O Kostas - entrance
O Kostas – entrance

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.

My order

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.
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
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.

The verdict

Super yum street food, with awesome price and good quality ingredients.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/adSKY1iVLa52


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Sin Athina Restaurant • Athens

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Outstanding views from The Acropolis.
Outstanding views from The Acropolis.

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!?

My order

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 salad – tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
  • Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
  • On the house, homemade vanilla ice cream.
Spanakopita - traditional greek spinach pie with homemade fillo pastry.
Spanakopita – traditional greek spinach pie with homemade filo pastry.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Greek salad - tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
Greek salad – tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, capers, onion, olive oil, and oregano.
Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
Greek onzo with tender pork fillet, smoked eggplant, and metsovone cheese.
Homemade vanilla ice cream.
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. 🙂

The verdict

Wonderful place, good food and service, nice atmosphere, and great views!

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/Srb9mnUY1n62

More information: www.sinathina.gr


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Stani Greek Yogurt • Athens

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Stani - entrance
Stani – entrance

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!

My order

This was a quick stop to rest and of course to try the house must, greek yogurt.

  • Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
  • Greek coffee.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek coffee.
Greek coffee.
Many other treats available.
Many other treats available.

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.

The verdict

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.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/5fBe47YLs4P2


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Atitamos restaurant • Athens

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Atitamos - entrance
Atitamos – entrance

Atitamos Restaurant is a hidden gem in Athens. Superb Greek Food, served by a happy staff team, this restaurant really has a good spot in my heart.

They also bring you a treat with your bill. Actually, I notice this is a common practice in Greece. How can you not love this nation, really?

My order

That day we were starving and decided to get a few dishes to try:

  • Entree: Saganaki – deep fried cheese.
  • To share: Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
  • Hubby: Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
  • Mine: Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Saganaki - deep fried cheese.
Saganaki – deep fried cheese.
Green salad - with manouri cheese, sun dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
Classic Lamb kebab with hot chips.
Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Smoked trout fillet, with rockets, fresh peppers, and cherry tomatoes.

In overall food was good and tasty, but the best one for me was that salad. I said here before, Greeks know how to make a good salad. It’s impressive how they manage so well to combine simple ingredients in such a delicious salad plate.

I also recommend ordering their Saganaki for the entree. Super yum!

The verdict

This restaurant is in a non-tourist area of Athens. It’s definitely a good place to try in case you are somehow nearby.

Food is super fresh and delicious, the staff is extremely friendly and speaks English.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/Z8uDJmigkiE2


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Fresko Yogurt Bar • Athens

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Fresko - entrance
Fresko – entrance

Of course, if you are in Greece you MUST try Greek Yogurt. This is something I really like, I have Greek Yogurt almost every day, not only for breakfast, but I love to add a dollop of it to curries and many other dishes.

While in Greece I had the opportunity to try a few supermarket brands, but what really caught my attention was the Yogurt Bars around the city. Yep, you heard it right, there are Yogurt Bars!!!

To start, I decided to try Fresko, the way it works is very simple: you choose the type of yogurt that can be cow’s, goat’s, or even sheep’s milk, then you pick which toppings you would like to pair it with.

This was like heaven for me!

My order

We decided to go simple and get something more traditional:

  • Mine: Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
  • Hubby: Greek yogurt with black cherry.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with black cherry.
Greek yogurt with black cherry.

Best things on earth! The consistency of that Greek Yogurt is still in my mind, super creamy and smooth. Also, that combination of yogurt, honey, and walnuts is to die for. I hardly encourage you to have at least once this combination, which is the traditional way Greeks eat their yogurt by the way.

The verdict

Just go! In case you are not up to some yogurt, there are other dairy products available such as gelatos, milkshakes, and smoothies.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/GVTPFxzxK5G2

More information: www.freskoyogurtbar.gr/en


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