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Diporto Agoras

#200 of 2,929 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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9 Sokratous | Theatrou & Sokratous, Athens 105 52, Greece
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+30 21 0321 1463
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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is not like usual restaurants. It's difficult to find and situated in a small cellar. But the atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. There are barrols of which you get the wine. Sometimes they are playing live acordeon. And - the most important thing - the traditional greek food cooked in a very small kitchen is very delicious. I can... More 

Thank martinmilian
Headcorn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful traditional taverna with excellent food that you choose from big pots in the kitchen. Retsina from huge barrels, crusty bread, generous portions, good service and excellent traditional Greek fare make this taverna a pleasure to support. There are only 8 tables and he closes when the food is finished. We will most certainly be back.

Thank Leeofmani
Madrid, Spain
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Diporto every time we visit Athens, sometimes for many days in a row. It always offers the most tasty simple traditional food downtown (cuttlefish, fava, beans soup, probably the best chickpeas soup in the world, small fish, salad) and for 10 euros per person you can´t ask for more. But there is more: the ambience of joy and... More 

Thank aaret
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Athens for many years, and usually take visitors to this place for early lunch (it closes relatively early in the day, and serves people who have been working since before the crack of dawn), as I did again a few days ago, and thought to submit this review. None has been disappointed. You descend the big,... More 

1 Thank John_of_Athens
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Diporto, means two doors. One to enter sober, the other to crawl out drunk. The wine was so good you could not resist. It was the meeting place for the market workers, and the joint for the drug people. That was before WWII. Today there are no drug adicts, only people from the market, intellectuals and tourists. Wine and food... More 

Thank Fotaris
Mellieha, Malta
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is as authentic as it gets. Food prepared from the day's fresh ingredients, ice cold water, fresh crusty bread, wine from the barrel, and local characters. This year we had bowls of chick peas, salad, a crushed bean dip (I think!), and freshly cooked sardines. More than enough for three for €28. With the bill came some melon, hearty... More 

Thank Geoff_and_Juls
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

After exploring the city we heard about diporta and wanted to give it a try. As we walked we couldn't seem to find the place until we looked at the numbers on the wall. We then found a small stairwell that led you downstairs. We walked in around 12 and it was quiet empty but not for long. We sat... More 

Thank Tori B
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Experience starts Going down on the stairs after being walkin all morning the central market. You get to a under floor were everything is old and (in a good way) and you feel a good energy about food, the Chef cooking behind a simple home style gas kitchen and peeling some onions in the table in front of you, the... More 

Thank Discovertable
Athens, Greece
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is as much [if not more] as an anthropological experience than a gastronomic one. You eat what is for the day, well prepared, simple and cheap with a good rough wine served by a grumpy character. I love this place I go there nearly every time I go to the Athinas Agora. This is Greece of the 50's or... More 

1 Thank philippew24
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128 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't want to review this place. Because I'm not sure if tourists should be going here. It is definitely a local place and you can feel that the owner dosent care to have tourists there. I thought the wine from the barrel was great and very strong. The overall experience was unlikely any I've ever had. And the food... More 

Thank djrealone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Sokratous | Theatrou & Sokratous, Athens 105 52, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Omonia
  • Neighbourhood: Omonia
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0321 1463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Omonia

Neighbourhood Profile
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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