What a View!
When in Athens, enjoy a meal or a beverage of choice with a fantastic view of the ancient Acropolis to really enhance your experience. Either by day against a blue sky, at sunset with a crimson and orange sky lit up with brilliant white lights in the evening, the Acropolis is absolutely captivating, never disappoints and makes for a Instagram worthy pictures and stunning background scenery for you and your companions.
There are many great viewing areas of the Acropolis but here are our personal Top 10 Favorite Athens Restaurants with Views. Try to make it one or more of them while in Athens and enjoy some wonderful "aha" moments. "Yiamas" - AKA Cheers in Greek.
1) Dionysos Zonar
A stand alone ground floor restaurant just across parking lot of Acropolis with amazing view and event space. Very upscale, great for groups and special events or occasions and worth a visit.
Dionysos is nestled in the shadow of the rock of Acropolis. in the heart of the historic center of Athens. This restaurant is located in the Plaka district of Athens, and has been serving traditional Greek cuisine since 1865. The restaurant has a terrace with views of the Acropolis.
2) Roof Garden at the Ella Ermou Hotel Athens
Love this rooftop restaurant and bar with great food, friendly service and stunning views of the Acropolis.
It is our "Go To" View restaurant to bring friends as has a great location on popular Ermou street with great shopping and easy walking access to everywhere in Athens.
3) Metropolis Roof Garden
Located on the top floor of the 5-Star Electra Palace hotel. This fine dining rooftop restaurant is located in the heart of Athens, and offers panoramic views of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the surrounding city. The menu features modern Greek cuisine, as well as a wide selection of wines and cocktails.
4) Antica Cafe
This cafe is located in the Plaka district of Athens, and offers a variety of coffees, teas, and pastries. The cafe has a terrace with 360 views of the Acropolis and Athens. Definitely worth a visit as very charming and casual.
5) Athens Gate Roof Top Restaurant
This rooftop restaurant is located in the Kolonaki district, and offers views of the Acropolis, the National Garden, and the Panathenaic Stadium. The menu features international cuisine, as well as a wide selection of cocktails.
6) GH Attikos
Since 1972 this establishment previously known the “Greek House” has featured authentic Greek cuisine, great atmosphere and amazing views of the Acropolis.
This Mediterranean restaurant is located in the Metaxourgeio district, and offers views of the Acropolis and the National Garden. The menu features traditional Greek dishes, as well as international fare.
In the heart of Athens, under the shade of the Parthenon and right in front of the entrance of Ancient Agora in picturesque Andrianou street, lies the traditional restaurant Diodos. Great cafe and casual restaurant to stop in and take a break when strolling the plaka or visiting the ancient Agora sites. Greek food.
10) GB Roof Garden Restaurant and Bar
The GB Roof Garden Restaurant and Bar is located on the 8th floor of the iconic 5-Star Hotel Grande Bretagne. If you are watching the changing of the guards at Syntagma square you can't miss seeing this historic hotel so stop in to see their view.
It is a little farther away from the Acropolis but has a nice view of Athens and a great place for lunch, bites or drinks. Also see what socialites or celebrities are staying at this luxury hotel.
These are just a few of the many great bars and restaurants in Athens with a view of the Acropolis. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink with a view of one of the world's most iconic landmarks.
Here are some additional tips for visiting these bars and restaurants:
I hope visiting one or more of these restaurants and their amazing views enhances your next visit to Athens.
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