Some of my fave spots to eat in this fun city!
Ama Lachei; a bijou mezze stop in the anarchist neighbourhood of Exarchia neighbourhood. I grazed on outstanding courgette fritters made with feta, graviera cheese and fresh herbs and served with a yoghurt dip. Plus, sardines served with mashed yellow split peas and octopus carpaccio, all washed down with my new fave...Greek beer! Opa!
Eat melt in your mouth meat at Bairaktaris Tavern in Anafiotika. The perfect spot after strolling for hours around the Acropolis (go at opening or sunrise for lovely light). This tavern was opened over a 100 years ago and serves up traditional dishes that you can't stop ordering.
Need some beach time but staying in town? Head for sundowners & a meal to the seaside hood of Vouliagmeni looking out at the peaceful, tree lined streets.
Try a food walking tour! I signed up to the Julia Pant tour; I try and sign up to foodie AirBnB Experiences when I travel as they are excellent ways to explore the local food scene.
On my Athens food tour I got to sample about 20 types of olives, learnt how to make authentic Tzatziki, tried "Greek" yoghurt from the last place in Athens that produces their own, drank plenty of Greek beer and ate a souvlaki that made me tear up, oh and then tried to somehow find room for dessert: a bougatsa.