Lower Adrianou in Monastiraki Restaurants

Lower Adrianou in Monastiraki Restaurants, Athens, Greece (B)

If you walk down Adrianou street it stops abruptly at the ruins of Hadrian's Library. But if you go around the ruins it begins again just behind the Monastiraki metro station and there are a number of restaurants and ouzeries facing the Ancient Agora and the Stoa of Attalos. Most of them have a mixture of classic Greek dishes and mezedes (ouzo snacks) and many of them serve pasta and some interesting salads. I like Dioskoro with 2 locations right next to each other and they serve a really nice seafood and meat pikilea. In the summer this is a good area to eat because it is open and there is usually a breeze. Plus its a great place to people-watch if you don't mind having to pay the street musicians to leave you alone every 5 minutes or so. Most of the cafes and restaurants on lower Adrianou serve ouzo snacks, and some have pastas, and all have Greek food. The restaurant called Mouses (I think they mean Muses) on the corner of Adrianou and Ag Filipou has a large menu and everyone speaks English there. My friend Leigh likes this place. I think its OK. No better and no worse than some of the others. They are all pretty touristy but many are frequented by Greeks too and once you can tell the difference you should be able to find the best food. Meandrou is one of the more famous places and has live music and guys who try to drag you in, but in a nice way. Probably the main reason to mention this area is that if you are on the Acropolis and you walk down through the Ancient Agora, this is where you will end up. To be honest with you I almost never eat in these places unless someone wants me to meet them there. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lower Adrianou in Monastiraki Restaurants
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.athensguide.com/restaurants.html#adrianou
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mouses
  • Diodos
  • Poikili Stoa
  • James Joyce Pub

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