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Sponsored by: Elaea Dine & Wine

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great experience and food
1. Great experience and food
"We hope to be back one day so we can eat here again!"
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2. Best authentic seafood
2. Best authentic seafood
"Super fresh seafood in Greek style. Friendly staff. Worth to visit"
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3. Fire! Great spot. Good food,
3. Fire! Great spot. Good food,
"Fire! Great spot. Good food, cold drinks, great service"
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About
Our eatery is located under the Ancient Acropolis and adjacent to the renowned Acropolis Museum. It is easily accessible from the nearby metro station exiting on the pedestrian walkway of Makrigianni street. We offer a variety of Greek cuisine from starters "meze", fresh salads, traditional main courses (mousaka, giouvetsi, stuffed vine leaves & more) and grilled meat skewers. We specialize in procuring and preparing fresh fish and sea food daily: Sea bass, grouper, sea bream, shrimp, mussels, octopus among others. You will find a wide and extensive list of fine wines to pair with your choices. Professional multilingual staff will tend to your needs. Come and taste our renowned Greek hospitality
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful dining experience. My wife had the chicken skewers. I had pork gyro. She ordered a great bottle of wine while I had delicious beers. Atmosphere was friendly and charming. Service was terrific and the food was just delicious. Generous portions and honestly one of...the best and most satisfying meals of our trip. HIGHLY recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Every effort is made to prepare and offer an enticing epicurean experience to all our guests. The entire crew of Elaea feels extremely rewarded when we receive feedback as yours. Thank you for your incredible review and TERRIFIC recommendation😌

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was very convenient to the Acropolis and to our hotel. We went past it several times and there was always a good crowd. We stopped in for dinner and it didn’t disappoint. The food, host and wait staff were fantastic. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you chose to drop in and try our epicurean specialties and alfresco dinning. We all try to achieve guest satisfaction with honest hospitality, and quality cuisine prepared by our “mother” cooks with true care and a special twist❗️ We greatly appreciate your review and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, nice service. Octopus was slightly overcooked but still good. The 3 salad starter and garlic bread were wonderful.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and review❗️Satisfied guests are our trophy of honour 🏆‼️

Reviewed 2 days ago

The people who work here are lovely and kind, I had a delicious Greek salad and a tea & yogurt for dessert. The restaurant is cleanly and very pretty. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Usually the things we appreciate are bright mirrors of inner selves❣️So glad you enjoyed your epicurean experience with us‼️ Your recognition, review and recommendation are greatly appreciated😌🙏

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here for lunch and the food was lovely. The host and wait staff friendly and accommodating given the size of our party. Highly recommend, we will be back!

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We provide honest hospitality and quality cuisine to all our guests. Your satisfaction rewards all our efforts❗️Thank you for choosing Elaea Dine & Wine and your top recommendation‼️ We await your return visit👍🔜😊

Reviewed 2 days ago

Spiros was the best. Very good place, good food. Close to acropolis. We ate gyros and salad, very good. Cold and good beer.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Spyros and all the Elaea crew put their best foot forward daily to prepare and serve your traditional meals at the foot of the Acropolis❗️ Cheers 🍻 to sunny days and refreshing beer🍺

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing lunch. Seafood Risotto was absolutely divine. Salmon salad was amazing. Service was A1. Ordered the ‘house wine’ by the bottle. Value for money. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It’s always so delightful to receive such positive feedback from guests‼️ Honest hospitality, quality cuisine, select wines and our knowledgable staff will never let you down❣️ Thank you for your recognition and review🙏 We anxiously await you return😋🔜

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extremely welcoming, and you're well taken care of, they always come check on you to make sure you're happy. Food was incredible, highly recommend for visitors.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You get a true taste of Greek “PHILOXENIA” (hospitality) and cuisine, along with top service with polite smiles 😊 Thank you for the great recommendation & review🙏‼️

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Athens on June 13 and found on Elaea down the street from our hotel. There is a row of many restaurants on the street, most with outside dining on the street, and a few with indoor dining. Many of them have staff...out front attempting to have you dine with them. The young gentleman outside Elaea was very polite and did not pressure us. He did entice us by saying the inside seating was in air conditioning, something that was tempting given the outside temperature was over 40C or 100F, unusual for June in Athens. We told him we were looking for a place for dinner later and might be back. We returned to our hotel and read the great reviews on TA and Google, and said this is the place. We went for dinner and felt welcome as soon as we went inside. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for ordering, even taking consideration of choices better for a heatwave. For appetizer, we shared tzatziki with pita bread. Delicious! Nan had Meatballs in the oven (not so much Greek, but very tasty), and I had the suggested Grouper in the oven. It was fantastic, and the right choice for the heat. At the end of the meal, we were surprised by a complementary dessert and a couple of shots of a cinnamon based spirit they make there. What a wonderful finish to a delightful meal. All throughout, service was attentive and friendly, and we weren't rushed to leave our table. Bottom line, Elaea is the perfect choice for your first meal in Athens. We're so certain it's the right choice for a second meal, too. As soon as I post this, we're heading there for tonight's dinner!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Your flattering review has made our day, and we anxiously await your return visit❗️All the Elaea crew goes up and beyond to provide unique traditional epicurean experiences to all our guests. From our polite, multilingual professional waiting team to our “mother” cooks who with years...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent service. Our waiter, Dimitrius, was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. Everything was so good….I would recommend the grilled octopus. We had a great experience here.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Every effort is made, on a daily basis, to provide a superb epicurean experience to all our guests❗️ Your satisfaction rewards all our efforts😊 Thank you Herve for posting on TripAdvisor❣️

Reviewed 6 days ago

Food and service were exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had lamb chops which melted in the mouth together with sardines and Greek salad.

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Quality ingredients prepared with years of acquired knowledge and true care by our “mother” cooks with honest hospitality goes into all we do‼️ We truly appreciate the recognition and review🙏

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, welcoming staff with skillful suggestions on local wines and pairings. We initially stopped for directions and were treated with such kindness, we came back for wine and an appetizer. We were treated to a local dessert and spirit tasting after our initial order. I...can only hope the rest of our trip is as memorable!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our professional, multilingual and knowledgeable staff provide honest hospitality and navigate guests to satisfy their culinary needs‼️ We hope your journey will lead you to many similar experiences😌 Thank you for dedicating the time to post such a complementing review on TripAdvisor ❣️GOOD LUCK &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Perfect spot to people watch. Staff were exceptional; food excellent. A lovely touch at the end of our dining. We were given a small sweet each & a shot of Roki. We were that impressed with the place we dined there 2 nights...in a row & were remembered by staff.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

True enough, we are an ideal location to enjoy honest hospitality, quality traditional cuisine as all the world passes-by under the Acropolis; without worrying about Greeks bearing treats and shots of raki🥡🥡❣️ Thank you for the preference during your stay in Athens and top recommendation‼️

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just ate here after walking by and so glad I chose this place from the hundreds of others. I had the grilled octopus with tomatoes, capers and samphire- everything was delicious and the octopus was succulent and just perfect. Really great service too! I’m...going back 😊More

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The traveler knows ‼️ To follow their nose, choose with their eyes and enjoy with their taste buds❗️ Thank you for the recognition and review. The Elaea crew await your return visit❣️

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and extremely friendly workers. Owner went out of his way to introduce himself. Our waitress was very good- even finish the night with a free dessert and shot

Date of visit: June 2024
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IOANNIS ILIOPOULOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elaea Dine & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

All the staff of Elaea go out of their way to provide honest hospitality, prepare and serve quality Greek cuisine, always in a polite mood and smile‼️ Thank you for posting on TripAdvisor🙏❣️

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Elaea Dine & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5