The ancient citadel in Athens located on the rocky outcrop brings thousands of tourists to Athens. Acropolis is popular among tourists and families for the walks on weekends, especially Sundays. People love to gaze at the Parthenon and stroll along the single walkway connecting the three streets i.e. Dionysiou Areopagitou, Apostolou Pavlou and Ermou Streets. The Acropolis Museum is the cynosure of the neighborhood surrounded with cafés, shops and restaurants.
There are many fine dining restaurants in the area with spectacular views of the Acropolis. The cuisines feature Greek, Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese delicacies. The top restaurants in the neighborhood of Acropolis will keep you wanting to visit frequently.
Oinomageireio ton Theon
Aptly named the Gods Restaurant is located in very close proximity of the Acropolis Museum. The restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine. One can see the dishes being prepared using fresh ingredients through a special glass wall. The restaurant is famous for the varied flavors served in a friendly and casual ambiance. The owner-legend Thanos Petmezas has an experience of 50 years in cooking and has featured in many interviews. The menu features specialties like feta cheese and stuffed cabbage leaves with honey, rib eye steak and baked salmon and Samali with homemade syrup for dessert. It offers special offers on winter weekends.
Aglio, olio e Peperoncino
Aglio, olio e Peperoncino located at Porinou 13 offers a great Italian culinary experience and panoramic views of the Acropolis. The comfortable trattoria prepares fresh meals with high quality ingredients from Italy. The fusion of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine makes it a great place to dine. Taste the signature spaghetti, the succulent penne with vodka, black tagliatelle with squid sauce, spaghetti with seafood and the linguini with pesto. The restaurant also serves homemade pasta including spaghetti with sundried tomatoes, porcini mushrooms and artichoke ravioli with butter and sage. Mavrodaphne wine served with feta cheese is delightful. The finest wines from Greece and Italy along with the desserts like lemon mousse, cheesecake and tiramisu are a treat for your taste buds.
Greek House Attikos
Since 1972, Attikos Greek House has been serving fantabulous homecooked food and is a popular favorite among Athenian notable personalities and tourists. The winter days bring a warm setting near the fireplace and garden views while summers offer panoramic views of Acropolis, Filopappou hill and the Observatory from the terrace. Freshly prepared specialties include chicken pie, lamb cooked with lemon sauce, Corfu sofritto, orange tart and vegetable tart.
Established in 1977, Kyoto is the oldest Japanese eatery in the city. It uses two different spaces for summers and winters. Starting in May, the summer setting is done on a roof top garden with panoramic views of the Acropolis while the ground floor near Filopappou is used during winters. Kyoto serves exclusive Japanese cuisine, with an innovative and authentic menu. Amanda Kontogiorgou, the Greek-Italian Chef and Jimmy Iakovides, the Greek-Japanese Chef; are the owners who offer a great culinary experience to the diners as it opens from 6.30 pm onwards.
This café and restaurant is globally recognized with foreign politicians and celebrities visiting frequently for the excellent cuisine and views of the Acropolis. For the last 40 years, this extraordinary venue is an epitome of dining and hospitality. The restaurant serves Modern Greek and Mediterranean cuisines with flavors of local ingredients. The café is perfect for romantic dates as well as business meetings with snacks, coffee and drinks. The peaceful ambiance and the scrumptious cuisines make it a popular favorite among the locals and tourists.