Once a traditional treat served at weddings and baptisms, these mini-doughnuts are now a full-on craze among sweet-toothed Athenians. You can find them across the city, but here are our favourite loukoumades spots to try.

By Despina Trivolis

Krinos is just as good now as when it opened in 1923.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Krinos, flying the flag for tradition

  1. 87 Aiolou, Historic Centre, 105 51
  2. +30 210 321 6852

Ktistakis, the syrup explosion

  1. 59 Sokratous, Historic Centre, 104 31
  2. +30 210 524 0891

Loukoumades is the only thing on the menu here, so you know they've got to be good.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Loukoumades at Lukumades.

Courtesy: Lukumades

Lukumades, the young upstart

  1. 21 Aiolou & Agias Irinis, Historic Centre, 105 51
  2. +30 210 321 0880
  3. Website