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I Palia Taverna Tou Psarra

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Erechtheos 16 | Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
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10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Lunch - Quieter Area

The Plaka in Athens can be more than a little crowded. This taverna that specializes in fish is a few streets back toward the Acropolis where there is still good people watching without being in the middle of a frenzy. The fish was very good and well prepared. A carafe of the house red wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a business trip so I had a solo meal. The staff made me feel very welcome and possibly because I was on my own they visited the table regularly for a little chat. The food was excellent squid to start followed by the special if Lamb baked with green vegetable this was very good. All round excellent Resturant will... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the top 10 best restaurants that Daily Telegraph recommended. We went there and had the best traditional Greek meal! The owner and waiter were the most charming men in Plaka, suggested few lovely seafood dishes and they were absolutely delicious! Many local people told us that they love the restaurant too so it was definitely a... More 

1 Thank happypoppymetilda
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very traditional restaurant about 500m from the Acropolis in the very picturesque area of Plaka. 13 of us had booked for lunch and we were very glad we did. Even in early November, we were able to eat outside on the roof terrace which just added to the occasion. We had a meze to start, hot and cold dishes all... More 

1 Thank BigTaps
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a brilliant location at the foot of the Acropolis Hill and it has a lovely vibe. We had starters of baked feta & tomato and fava beans, both were tasty along with the delicious bread they serve here in Greece. For main course, my boyfriend was pushed towards the beef special of the day instead of... More 

1 Thank Anna S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel and every guidebook we had.. and it was not good. I don't understand why it is so highly recommended (I feel like they must give the hotels kickbacks or something). The location is kind of cool, but the entire area is one giant restaurant and such a tourist trap. The bread... More 

1 Thank LizM201486
Agios Stefanos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sneak quiet into Plaka and discover the best view in this restaurant!Taste greek traditional dishes and realize how life is when your stomach feels..satisfied...Then follow your myth ...You are in.. Greece!

2 Thank Froso277
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Plaka in Athens can be more than a little crowded. This taverna that specializes in fish is a few streets back toward the Acropolis where there is still good people watching without being in the middle of a frenzy. The fish was very good and well prepared. A carafe of the house red wine rounded out the lunch very... More 

2 Thank OrionNYC
Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deceptively large restaurant (700 covers!) but you'd never know because there are so many different rooms and atmospheres - rather like Mon Plaisir in London, which we also love. Great food, really well served. The piece de resistance is of course the wonderful location, set back a little from the Acropolis. Managed by a lovely friendly guy called Theodoros Panglis.

2 Thank NickMallett
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place, in the prettiest part of Athens, was so good one lunchtime that we decided to return for an evening meal on my birthday, and it could not have been better. We ate outside on a terrace with a view. Portions were large, so second time around we realised that they expect you to share. My grilled fish was... More 

2 Thank SilverSnail
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This restaurant in the heart of the PLAKA serves fabulous food, has a great atmosphere and the wait staff is attentive, friendly, humorous and professional. Will definitely return here on my next visit to Athens.

2 Thank Barbara W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Erechtheos 16 | Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30.210.3218733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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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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