Athens has all the trappings of the perfect city break including charming boutique hotels, great shopping, ancient sights, lively nightlife and for the foodie — Michelin-starred restaurants. Here’s our ultimate guide to the noteworthy Michelin-starred restaurants in Athens.
Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Athens
Vasileos Georgiou B’ 24b st., Chalandri, Athens -tel: +30 210 68 57 323-4
Corfiot Italian Ettore Botrini always had a dream to bring friends and loved ones together over a meal in an environment where affordable gastronomy was the key ingredient. With this vision he created his restaurant and for two consecutive years has been awarded with a Michelin star. The menu incorporates local produce some of which is grown by Botrini’s family.
13 Paramithias st. & Salaminos, Keramikos, 10435 – tel. +30 210 5242727
Located in a neoclassical building in Keramikos, Funky Gourmet is a two Michelin-Star restaurant serving one of the most sensational menus in Athens. The innovative culinary concept is a fusion of Mediterranean dishes and molecular gastronomy which is guaranteed to arouse your taste buds.
Enjoy a degustation menu of 14 courses with an optional wine pairing. Behind it all is the talented duo Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nick Roussos.
Onassis Cultural Center, 6th floor, 107-109 Sygrou Avenue, Athens, -tel. +30 21 0331 6767
The rich cultural heritage of the Greek gastronomy is the main component in this restaurant’s menu. At Hytra, you’ll find basic Greek ingredients presented in a modern way. Set on the 6th floor of the Onassis Cultural Centre on Syngrou Avenue, the restaurant serves two menus: Hytra and Hytra Apla. Why two menus? Well, depending on your mood you can opt for “simple” or “complicated.” The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2010.
Pyrronos 5 st. , Athens, – tel. +30 21 0756 4021
For twenty consecutive years Spondi has served impeccable flavors in a refined environment. The journey started in 1996 when Apostolos Trastelis had the vision to create a restaurant that would serve unique flavors inspired by the French haute cuisine. This two Michelin-star restaurant was the first Relais Gourmand restaurant in Greece. Chef Angelos Lantos and his team will amaze you with their whimsical dishes which are known to be rich in flavor, colors and aromas.
Akti Koumoundourou 52 st., Mikrolimano, Piraeus, -tel. +30 210 5228400
This is one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. Varoulko Seaside enjoys a prime waterfront location in the heart of Microlimano, Piraeus. The restaurant founded by star Greek chef Lefteris Lazarou in 1987. Since then he has maintained its excellent reputation. It earned a Michelin star since 2002. The restaurant serves a meze style lunch menu and a cutting-edge menu for dinner.
With chic interiors and delightful menus these Michelin-starred restaurants are an ideal choice for travelers in search of contemporary culinary experiences. Have you been to any of the Michelin-starred Restaurants in Athens?