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Thanasis

#205 of 2,381 Restaurants in Athens
#231 of 2,538 Places to Eat in Athens
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Monastiraki
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Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
+30 210 324 4705
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service and food in a tourist locale.

Was in the tourist area, looking for some where to eat and saw Thanasis had mostly positive reviews. Ordered the beef and chicken souvlaki with some tzatziki, both meals were fresh and tasty and the bread was fresh and moist. Tzatziki was nice with a fresh cucumber taste. Nice and quick with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

chicken gyros and souvlaki so far the best....it will never erase in my imagination once i get home....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great affordable pork gyros- best I've ever had! Yummy tzatsiki sauce. You must visit this place right in the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had our first lunch in Athens at Thanasis, it had been recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. The atmoshere was great with lots of outdoor eating with umbrellas and plenty of staff looking after you. The food was fantastic, I had the Thanasis special of lamb kebab and it melted in your mouth. We also havd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a good original place in the center of athens in monastiraki square which can be reached easily by metro and then a 2 minute walk. It is full of locals and tourists as well. For kebab and souvlaki lovers a great and affordable place to try out the "meaty" side of traditional greek cuisine. A great choice is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very ordinary souvlaki and an indifferent waiter who couldn't care less about you. Didn't tip him and he grunted "where are you from?!". Seriously? Extremely bad attitude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Is really amazing food. Very tasty, delicious lunch pork-gyros and chicken-gyros, kebab, pork- souvlaki (for 4 persons), really big portions and two chicken souvlaki for children, water and coca-cola at the price of 43.70 euros.Excellent quick service. Original greek food in the heart of Athens at Monastiraki. Don't miss it... you will remember me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Was in the tourist area, looking for some where to eat and saw Thanasis had mostly positive reviews. Ordered the beef and chicken souvlaki with some tzatziki, both meals were fresh and tasty and the bread was fresh and moist. Tzatziki was nice with a fresh cucumber taste. Nice and quick with a reasonable price tag for two people (€25).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A tourist trap type of place, a fast food joint pretending to be a restaurant . Average food at best. Best advice is keep walking, go into the back streets and find somewhere typically Greek for real food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Amazingly delicious! It was the best Gyros that I had in Greece and I wish I could've gotten another one before I left! Highly recommended if you're in Athens!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I typically visit Athens annually and the trip is never complete without a visit to Thanasis restaurant! I have even tried to create the same kebabs at home, but have not been successful to date! I suppose that means it's time for another visit!

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Additional Information about Thanasis

Address: Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 324 4705
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Pizza, Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighborhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 210 324 4705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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Staying in Monastiraki

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Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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