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Apollonia Lyra

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23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0322 9727
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this place while searching for our apartment.. the manager showed us the way so dined in there later that evening to return tbe favor. We found the place to be nice and the food was fresh & tasty. The Createn salad in particular was really fresh, the best we had so far in greek. Our waiter was... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

. Great food .... mor then nice people and happy with big smile... I love very much the Greek people

Thank חגית א
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BEWARE!!! got conned by the waiters who were working together while taking take payment. while one created distraction trying to chat from one end of table while the other standing on other end swapped €50 to €10 given to him stating you just gave €10. having taken out cash just before getting to restaurant, hard not to spot the con!... More 

Thank r12017
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Life music, very good and tasty food, excellent wine selection for reasonable price. Professional service with some extra personalapproach :-) And all this in a romantic environment in Athens down town. Highly recommended for both business and vacation!

Thank Katja K
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Taberna is located in a beautiful st. In the middle of the placa, and it offers you the complete Greek experience. We went there thursday night and were able to enjoy a live show of Greek music while having a Greek seafood dinner and drinking local Ouzo. And everything was perfect. The waiters were very nice and kind, and... More 

Thank Ndakwar
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in a great atmosphere. Very good music by 2 singers. Great local food and very friendly service. Prices are reasonable. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank ShloMomo
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice tavern in the Plaka area Food is good with wide selection Live music every evening good place to spend the evening

Thank Assafbar
Roermond, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Service was great and the food was quite okay. Grilled chicken breast was overcooked and thus too dry. Kebab was very tasty, though. Solid halva for dessert. Pity that the live music was so loud.

Thank JeroenSegers
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

What a beautiful little spot we stumbled upon. Between the string lights, the musicians, the waiter who makes you feel like family, and the fresh delicious seafood, we had such an enjoyable evening. It was exactly what you think of when you imagine a romantic dinner in Greece.

Thank Mrlzee
Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

After fighting my way through the flea market, I was hungry. I found this place by accident. I ate inside instead of at one of the attractive but small outside tables, which were full. Was I the only non-Athenian in the place? It seemed as if everyone knew everyone else. Even an an outsider it was a warm and welcoming... More 

Thank William W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 9727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighbourhood Profile
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 number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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