Lower Adrianou in Monastiraki Restaurants

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

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).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: Lower Adrianou in Monastiraki Restaurants
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mouses   Diodos   Poikili Stoa   James Joyce Pub  
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.athensguide.com/restaurants.html#adrianou

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Souvenirs Shopping: 19 Uniquely Greek Products to Bring from Athens

Souvenirs Shopping: 19 Uniquely Greek Products to Bring from Athens

A cradle of European civilization, Greece, in general, and Athens, in particular, have long been - from the days of the Roman Empire up until present - the lure for travelers and history buffs seeking to find and bring home something memorable. Today's Athens (much as its ancient self) offers a...
A Self-Guided Food Walk in Athens

A Self-Guided Food Walk in Athens

Just as many things in Greece, dining in Athens is very much laid-back with the majority of local eateries seeing patrons begin to congregate for dinner only after 8 pm. Eating-wise, the Athenians favor simplicity, leaning to the more casual and not so pricey tavernas where food is plentiful. To...
15 Best Cafes in Athens

15 Best Cafes in Athens

While in Athens it is immediately noticeable that the local cafe culture thriving. Through this directory you will get a chance to visit very different establishments, ranging from "kafenia", to hip, modern coffee shops and get first hand experience of the diversity of contemporary Greek...