The 11 absolute best Athens restaurants
Homey comfort food still rules on this city’s dining scene. But the best Athens restaurants reveal a creative side
By Marissa Tajada and Huw Oliver
3. Ta Karamanlidika Tou Fani
Why go? For the traditional Greek deli experience.
This Byzantine pastomageireio, a tavern and deli in one spot, is set in a neoclassical house. Expect an array of Greek cheeses and cold cuts in the deli. The restaurant serves traditional regional dishes, like fried aubergine and zucchini in a Cappadocian sauce or saganaki cheese served with a dried meat called pastourma, beef sausage and eggs.