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I Palia Taverna Tou Psarra

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Erechtheos 16 | Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
+30.210.3218733
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Close to the Acropolis

Since more than a century this Greek Tavern serves simple excellent greek cuisine. The various terraces are giving the charm to have a nice evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When visiting Athens a meal here should be compulsory! Wonderful! Fabulous - no further comments needed!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It takes a while to find this restaurant in the Plaka but we were glad we did. There are several interesting places to be seated outside, and we felt very welcome. After we were seated, our waiter personally escorted us to where the fresh fish were kept so we could see the kitchen and choose our fish. He also did... More 

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Alston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed eating here. Lovely position and friendly staff. But the food was only average. My beef in a clay pot was more accurately potatoes in a clay pot with 3 chunks of beef. Inevitably being in a tourist mecca the prices are high for a taverna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not an easy find in the Plaka but worth the effort. Erechtheos St is cut off from Andriounou by an archeological dig ? which is a common cross Plaka street, so you have to go "up the hill" a bit to get over to it. If you're not already at the top of the streets around the Acropolis you'll have... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Since more than a century this Greek Tavern serves simple excellent greek cuisine. The various terraces are giving the charm to have a nice evening.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am half Greek and when a foreign relative was visiting in the summer I thought it would be nice to take them out in Plaka. I heard that the food at this taverna was good. To cut a long story short, there was a national basketball game that night and so the place was pretty empty that night. So... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great food , beautiful charming place, superb service, great house wine, and reasonable prices! Doesn't get bett

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The atmosphere is beautiful, it is a lovely setting. Greek music from the below restaurant is very nice....old greek songs. The view is stunning, set in the old city Plaka.....but the food not very good....fried potatoes soggy re cooked maybe? Fried calamari under cooked, pork fillet tough not tasty, fried feta with honey and sesame to much feta, thin layer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Recommended to us by our hotel concierge, and it did not disappoint! Be sure to order the fried sardines, they were done just right- not too "fishy". Our table tried a few different entrees and all were wonderful, the prawns were especially great, as was the grilled octopus and the eggplant salad was fresh and light. I wish we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ate here with my family on our last day in Athens and Greece on a recommendation from our hotel and it was wonderful. The location is a bit off of the beaten path but well worth exploring to find. Great meal and wonderful service. Glad we asked the hotel for recommendations as this was a great one. Highly recommend!

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
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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