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#8 of 2,541 Restaurants in Athens
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5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
(+30) 2103228502
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Takeout

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Fast food very tasty served

Great food, great prices! Ask fo souvlaki with a lot of tzatziki! Only for garlic lovers and meat lovers!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Svenja S
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was in Athens and after reading all the reviews thought i'd try and see if Kostas was worth the hype. Went there on around 3pm and tho they were open was told they had sold out all their orders and to try the next day between 10am - 1pm. Was later informed at local market stores that Kostas tend to... More 

Thank William C
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great prices! Ask fo souvlaki with a lot of tzatziki! Only for garlic lovers and meat lovers!!!

1 Thank Svenja S
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I literally just got back from eating at this place for lunch and had to write a quick review before I forgot. This place is great. Amazingly friendly and welcoming. If you are a foreigner, have no worries, you are welcomed here (though I saw only locals there other than me). On top of that, the food was out of... More 

1 Thank macdillbirdman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another place I found on Trip advisor and I could not have been more happy when I visited. Tiny little Hole in the Wall place which sells one thing - Souvlaki / Kebabs. I had rented an apartment round the corner and I ate here most lunchtimes. As with all the pictures you buy a small kebab for €2.30. The... More 

Thank kurtz800
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there on my first day and ate souvlaki with beef. It was okay but I guess pork souvlaki is much better, so when go there prefer soulaki with pork. The restaurant is very clean and I recommend to visit.

Thank Can E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want want a real souvlaki made the traditional way, tasting like a real souvlaki just go to Kostas. It is amazingly tasty, you just cannot have only one. This is the grand son of Kostas who sold souvlaki the traditional way in Plaka since 1952 and until he retired in the late nineties. But please be prepared to... More 

Thank Panathinaikos-13
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is Amazing and so cheap. The food is delicious, i wish this place was in England i would eat it everyday

Thank JennMc2684
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found Kostas referenced on a food blog and I'm glad that I did. The souvlaki is so great that we came back the next day. It's fresh and the flavours are amazing. Highly recommend everyone try it.

Thank Julie B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true hidden gem - Kostas serves the best souvlaki, fresh and hot from the grill. We've tried more than 10 different souvlaki places in our vacation and Kostas wins by far.

Thank Nitzan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone who visit Athens should go this place of Kostas, the grandchild of the first Kostas, the best souvlaki in Athens is served here. Mmmmm ;)

Thank Bahadır Ç

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: (+30) 2103228502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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