A city’s true vibe is in all the hidden corners and secret places that you won’t find in any guide book. Here, we share those priceless Athens secrets that you’d normally only discover with a real local insider.

Roll 'em up.

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Achilleas

  1. 18 Spintharou, Neos Kosmos, 117 43
  2. +30 210 902 1391

Anapsiktirio

  1. 22 Sarri, Psirri, 105 53
  2. +30 210 321 7635

Traditional pots cooking up traditional fare.

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This is how menus are done at Mitos.

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Mitos

  1. 62 Aristidou, Kallithea, 176 71
  2. +30 210 951 0134

Moschos

  1. 19 Irinis Avenue & Elenis, Tavros, 177 78
  2. +30 210 346 6355

Afternoon nibbles while catching up with a friend.

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Juicy and delicious.

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Moderni Kairi

  1. 19 Nik. Gennimata, Ambelokipi, 115 24
  2. +30 210 691 3293

To Koutouki tou Thoma

  1. 106 Pitheou, Neos Kosmos, 117 43
  2. +30 210 901 5133

Come on in. The food is even more inviting than the entrance.

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"Suddenly, guitars appear and you notice that renowned Greek singer Maria Farantouri and her friends are sitting at a table next to you."

Kokkini Klosti

  1. 10 Papadiamantopoulou, Ilissia, 115 28
  2. +30 698 648 8561