If you’re a night owl, Athens is the city for you. Check out some of our favourite places to eat and drink after hours.

No city does after hours food like Athens.

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Where to Eat After Hours

If you want a large and diverse selection of night nibbles, head to 24oro, which literally means 24-hour. The menu is book-thick and ranges from pizza to grilled meat to salads, crepes, and anything else you can think of. Deliolanis started off as a pastry shop and still sells sweets and ice cream in the front. Walk to the back and you’ll stumble onto a huge selection of traditional Greek dishes, from moussaka to stuffed tomatoes to giouvetsi (a comforting beef and orzo casserole that’s great for soaking up booze). Otherwise try the sandwiches with grilled beef or pork.

“Walk to the back of this ice-cream parlour and you’ll stumble onto a huge selection of traditional Greek dishes, from moussaka to stuffed tomatoes.”

Soup is always a good choice for a late night bite.

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A late night queue.

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Get ready to party into the wee hours of morning.

Photo: Pinelopi Gerasimou

Where to Drink After Hours

If all else fails, you can always count on a periptero beer.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis