Plaka Restaurant Recommendation?
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I spent 4 days in Athens post-cruise last September, staying in a hotel on the edge of the Plaka area. I went with a list of restaurants but truly only found one of them to stand out from the crowd of others in any way. (And it wasn't located in the Plaka.) So my suggestion would be to simply walk around and look at various restaurants/menus until you find one that appeals to you.
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Can anyone suggest a good restaurant in the Plaka area of Athens? We prefer one which has great traditional Greek seafood dishes - an outdoor patio would be a definite plus! Thanks.
cruisemom42: There are literally dozens of restaurants similar to what you describe in the Plaka area. So my suggestion would be to simply walk around and look at various restaurants/menus until you find one that appeals to you.Agree with Cynthia's wise suggestion. Lots and lots of great options in the charming Plaka. Walk around, let your eye be the judge. One secret is to do some asking where you are staying and/or of others you meet there for their local suggestions. And/or, then apply the eyeball test! If it looks touristy and the people sitting there (or the staff) are bored and uninterested, then that place probably should be avoided. If it looks like there are locals there and/or they are enjoying it, then it will probably be very good. Or maybe even better! We ate several times in the Plaka during our three days in Athens and loved this super area. Below are some of my visual examples.
THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
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Outdoor dining in the Plaka in the heart of Athen’s historic area. Lots of music and fun, shopping, music, plus good food:
At night in Plaka! Lots of fun, food and shopping there:
Mythos is the beer to enjoy while dining outdoors in Plaka:
If you are looking for a very upmarket experience and great food, go to Aristera-Dexia (Left-Right) on Tzaferi St in the Rouf district. Take a taxi.
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We've eaten here twice and will be back in Nov.
I agree with Cruisemom-just walk around and pick one that looks good and has customers-there are lots to choose from!
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