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Thanasis

#91 of 3,020 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighborhood:
Monastiraki
As featured in Best Food in Athens
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69 Mitropoleos, Athens 105 55, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0324 4705
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Today
9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Wed 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Souvlaki lovers in Athens are divided between Savvas and Thanassis, the same way the are divided between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. Both souvlaki taverns are terrific, but myself I've been my hole life for Thanassis. This souvlaki is good not just for the stomach, but for the soul as well!

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Thank mangelildou
Bath, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in athens and bumped into this lovely restaurant while looking for a place to eat. Good food and good value for money! Love their chicken and pork souvlaki!!! We went twice during our stay in athens... service was fast too!

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Thank maveric_02
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the visit if you are in the area. Fill your stomach with hearty Greek grill food. Quick service and we really enjoyed the food, sitting a table along a bustling street. Recommended to try

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Thank JetSky88
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not good quality. Very crowed! Dirty... More money than satisfaction. We were waiting for 1hour and 15 minutes, to bring us the food and they brought it wrong.

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Thank Nefeli K
Limassol District, Cyprus
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by to have lunch one of the days we were in athens! The food was tasty ...giaourtlou , gyros and the chicken kebab were full of taste and the portions were big enough! So we visited it and the last day before leaving for the airport! The pork chop was delicious! The staff was friendly, polite and patient!

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Thank Maria F
Bicester, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanasis is the place to go to have kebabs. Situated about 2 mins walk from Monastiraki square, it is the truly Athenian way of eating street food, and it is delicious !!

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Thank Ossie D
Athens, Greece
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the Athenian way of eating, traditional, cheap and delicious. The kebabs, the gyros but there are plenty of vegetarian dishes too. It is worth after wandering around Plaka to taste the food here!

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Thank antigoni-ka
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there 2times in 4days. Delicious food and great service. Fast and friendly service. Would go there next time in Athens forsure. Thank you.

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Thank Bashar E
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanasis has always been the plce to be if we wanted to eat the best kebab in town. This time however i was sick after my visit there. Will think twice going back on next visit.

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Thank christiana p
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to try real kebap it's the best place to go at monastiraki square. Polite and really fast service with the best taste ever!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Mitropoleos, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighborhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0324 4705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Monastiraki

Neighborhood Profile
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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