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

#308 of 2,269 Restaurants in Athens
#335 of 2,391 Places to Eat in Athens
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Neighborhood:
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 26
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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
Lovely setting with good service.

We ate here after a day trekking around the centre of AThens and thought it was great. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the Acropolis. The service was quick and efficient too. My wife had a Politiko kebab and I had a great Lamb Shish kebab. We had a very enjoyable evening, a good selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
faceman01
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Devon, UK
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Devon, UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here after a day trekking around the centre of AThens and thought it was great. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the Acropolis. The service was quick and efficient too. My wife had a Politiko kebab and I had a great Lamb Shish kebab. We had a very enjoyable evening, a good selection of wine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Psarras is worth the visit. It is located in Plaka not too far from the acropolis in Athens. The layout alone is worth taking a look out. You can sit on the roof garden (recommended), on any number of levels outside (the restaurant is on a hill) or inside. Great ambiance. The food selection was fairly typical (Souvlaki, Baklava, seafood)... More 

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Rome
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Plaka is full of restaurants but the best is the oldest - founded in 1898. Brigitte Bardot once ate here.The food is very good and the service is highly professional. Its terrace has a view of the illuminated Acropolis.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant, didn't know it has such long history. Anyway, the set up of the place can be quite romantic at night, it's slightly off the Main Street, so it wasn't too busy, we were able to enjoy our conversation and sit back and relax. Service was hit and miss, so are the food. Bread and butter was... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

1st of all, at launch,they take €95,50.that was one beer,grass of wine<house wine> water, bread.,mussels….. oh well just fish €37. just robster<tiny small>€30<no side> table fee €1 per each. water they bring but ofcouse charge it. bread also.and price are not same as menu.so my husband pay €100. now i know why next table was complain. but better than same... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The location is lovely, but the staff is quite rude -- not only is the manager snyde and filled with a bravado that is out of place in this century (and did he laugh as my wife fell down the stairs?), but poor manners in general. Not our cup of tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Food is good but quite expensive. Most of tables are outside, so not best place for cold days. Service is nice and they speak English.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Recommended by our taxi driver as a good place to visit for an evening meal. Great location in the Plaka area. Food was very good ,I had lamb shank the first visit, it was delicious.house wine was nice and also very cheap. Service was excellent, Illyis ( sorry for spelling) was a great waiter. Would recommend a visit, we went... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have been to Psarras many times. As airline crew, this is (or for me, was) our go-to restaurant after drinks at the Metropole. The food in general is good - not great - but standard tourist fare. On this occasion we ate inside as it was a tad chilly outside. We were a group of 9 and were seated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the taxi driver who picked us up at the airport and offered to show us some restaurants on the way to our hotel Athens Gate which was within 10 minutes walk away. The restaurant sits in the Plaka area of the city where restaurants are plenty On arrival you notice the restaurant is in several... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
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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.