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Lysikratous Square & Shelley, Athens 370 01, Greece
+30 21 0322 4845
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible11%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lysikratous Square & Shelley, Athens 370 01, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 couples enjoyed a wonderful evening in Athens sat outside in a square sampling Greek food and drinking delicious carafe served wines. The waiters are knowledgable and fun and not intrusive. The atmosphere in the square is delightful and Diogenes certainly lives up to his...More

Thank stephenparsons2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Acropolis Museum visitors and any tourists walking by the old traditional center of Athens (Plaka) , keep in mind this little paradise "Diogenes" restaurant, either for a nice lunch under the natural trees shadow, or just a coffee break!! Smiling service and good food...More

Thank mastrotheo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is nice - next to a garden and the main walking street in Plaka District. But the food was very average and cost around 25 euro for 2.

Thank Ankit B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped in for salad and drinks in the early evening. A delightful outdoor terrace with a lovely canopy of trees provided very welcome shade. Good people watching in the street but set far enough back that you get some privacy. The anthotyro cheese...More

Thank mcd0nag
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We arrived and all was ok. We ordered, the warm starter was barely warm but edible. Our main dish came and it was ok, but we had to ask 3 times for our wine which eventually came. Then it fell apart, we asked for a...More

Thank deukerens
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is nicely located just outside the acropolis and is unique in that its entire patio is covered by tree branches, making it ideal for resting from the sun and heat when walking around Athens. The service was polite and professional but a bit...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I stopped here for drinks on my last night in Athens with friends. I can't speak to the food, but the atmosphere was perfect. Sitting outside under all the lights in the Plaka district was the perfect way to end my time in Greece.

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This tiny square in the Plaka district of Athens is a lovely, shady spot to enjoy a cold beer and reasonably good food. Unfortunately the service was rather slow. Our Greek salad was great, with generous chunks of fresh tomatoes, cucumber green peppers a few...More

Thank patinhongkong
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Horrible service Kitchen at an unknown place, The worst place of dish we have ever visited. The worst tourist trap.

Thank Özgür G
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with family for dinner on our first, and second night in Athens! Food was delicious, and ambiance was delightful! The lamb in a ceramic pot was amazing, and so were the sprat sardines, fried cheese and eggplant Diogenes. While the manager, host and...More

Thank Joopa09
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains
the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay
and play. Its attractive features include small
squares, some notable museums and the beautiful
Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a
pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lysikratous Square & Shelley, Athens 370 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 4845
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