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I Palia Taverna Tou Psarra (The Old Tavern of Psarras)

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 27
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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
Best food we ate in Athens

At lunch we sat on the delightful roof terrace, the waiter was very attentive and there were not many other customers. The food was so good we tried to book for the evening. 'Fully booked' however, we could risk turning up later if we wanted. When we turned up later, the place was packed, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
emily w
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London
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Lexington, South Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

While staying in Athens for a week, this restaurant was recommended by our guide Spiros. We liked it so much that we actually ate there 4 different times. Large, crowded, busy, energetic, but the food is delicious. Large menu with wide variety of choices for all...everything we tried was simply delicious....reasonable mid-priced (about 40 euros for two without wine cost).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

At lunch we sat on the delightful roof terrace, the waiter was very attentive and there were not many other customers. The food was so good we tried to book for the evening. 'Fully booked' however, we could risk turning up later if we wanted. When we turned up later, the place was packed, they have masses of outside seating... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

$34 total for drinks, grilled octopus (wonderful!) and fried feta cheese with honey/sesame. This was SO good. Great staff and everyone dining there (we sat outside) was delighted with their choices.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We found it by chance while walking around Plaka and just fell in love with it. Great place to rest and enjoy authentic Greek cuisine after a visit to Acropolis. The real Greek Taverna.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This taverna is one of the best in the area. You can sit outside in the summer on the steps under the Acropolis making it a very magical evening.The food is Greek traditional food and is fantastic I would recommend anything on the menu as it is all great.

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Maybe the owner/business model of this place has changed, otherwise I can't explain the many good reviews I read about this place. It has now taken over 3 restaurants around it seems and the place is run according to the Maxime: how do I earn most money with least input? Absolutely mediocre quality of food and 30 - 40 %... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went around 9.00 on a Saturday as a solo traveller. Got a table outside straight away. Staff were a mixed bunch. Waitress who got me the table was great but guy who served me seemed to want to get rid of me as soon as possible. On plus side, food was excellent - probably best I had in Athens. Equally,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For lunch or dinner in Plaka (old Athens), Taverna tou Psarra is a nice choise for traditional Greek food.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After a day of flying to get to Athens - the recommendation our butler (Grande Bretagne) was spot on. We were tired - but became engaged with the wine, small bits, ouzo, and really good lemon sorbet. Would recommend The experience.¥

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a most enjoyable lunch Service, selection and food was spot on Day was warm so they offered the outside patio in the main building with a cool refreshing breeze Three days late stop by again for a light dinner, another great meal the grill seafood was great A casual atmosphere we sat there for two hours enjoying the... More 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.