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Athinaikon Restaurant

#58 of 2,923 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Mitropoleos 34 | Sintagma, Athens 105 63, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0325 2688
11:30 - 19:30
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Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very elegant place, the food is delicious and the service is very good! The location is also very good, near to the Syntagma metro station. Neither cheap, nor expensive, but it definitely worths!

Thank Konstantina P
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a business launch in this restaurant. Very elegant place, first class service. Food is good the plates are very decorative served.

Thank Shukisagy
Limassol, Cyprus
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time i visit Athens I have to go to this restaurant, not because I like the food there but because it carries a tradition. The first "Athinaikon" restaurant in Athens is situated in a small side street near Omonoia sq. in Panepistimiou and Themistokleous street. It was one of the old time classic traditional places to have your lunch... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience was lovely, the staff were excellent and the food was delicious! The restaurant is situated right in the center of Athens, near Syntagma square. It is decorated with lovely paintings and the menu and food is really top class! The staff were very polite. I must say the prices were very good for the quality served! Five stars... More 

Thank Tita217
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the friendliest Maitre D although the waiting staff were fine. Food was acceptable but came suspiciously quickly. Probably been re-heated rather than cooked freshly.

Thank jmg52
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant on our way back to the hotel and decided to give it a go. We didn't regret it - the staff are friendly, efficient, the food came quickly and was delicious. I can recommend the grilled veal meatballs, the drunken chicken, and the strained yoghurt for dessert.

Thank MariyaP
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service, the location are all sensational. We eat here when we are in Athens and it always better that than the last time. We would recommend a reservation. Their grilled fresh squid is amazing. You can't go wrong with anything you choose. We can't wait to return next year!

Thank SuiteAsOuzo
Paphos, Cyprus
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting this place, which is only a few meters away from Syntagma Square, since its opening a few years back. The original restaurant is near Omonoia square and has been going on for many years as I can recall. The decors is modern, but incorporates traditional touches with soft background music and a truly relaxed atmosphere -... More 

Thank SpyrSpyr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here on our last day in Athens. The restaurant is not far from Syntagma Square and has a long history stretching back to 1932. The dining room has been refurbished and is modern and airy, not entirely in keeping with traditional Greek tavernas. A nice place to dine though. We had the garlic sauce (garlic, nuts, bread)... More 

Thank Andrew T
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the general chaos that is Athens, I enjoy people watching amidst the touristic hustle & bustle of Plaka, but sometimes calm and serenity is what's needed. That's when I head to Athinaikon restaurant on Mitropoleos Str. for a good meal. As you first enter, two things hit you ... the staid, generic interior (you could be in any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mitropoleos 34 | Sintagma, Athens 105 63, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma
  • Neighbourhood: Syntagma
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0325 2688
Τhe new Athinaikon restaurant began to work alongside the little brother of Themistokleous in 2013. It expresses the Greek-Mediterranean cuisine at its best, has reasonable prices and is addressed to a public that looks for authentic flavors from folk and transient fashions. The Athinaikon is an idea that survives time and knows how to transform.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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