Photo: Eleni Veziri

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.

Photo: Eleni Veziri

Achilleas

Anapsiktirio

Traditional pots cooking up traditional fare.

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This is how menus are done at Mitos.

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Mitos

Moschos

Afternoon nibbles while catching up with a friend.

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Juicy and delicious.

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Moderni Kairi

To Koutouki tou Thoma

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