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I Palia Athena

#395 of 3,032 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Nikis 46 | Plaka, Athens 10558, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0324 5777
12:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is an authentic little restaurant lost in the middle of many tourist traps. The food is honest and tasty. I chose the place to encourage locals and helping them a bit to go through the Greek crisis. While I was there, locals were in majority. Make sure that you bring your translation tools and be prepared to use your... More 

Thank Rene B
London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I have often eaten here and all I can say is that it is a lottery. Sometimes the good is excellent and sometimes it is very ordinary. Pleasant old-fashioned setting, classic Athenian menu, indifferent service. Worth taking a chance.

Thank Nikos051
Redlands, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We are vegetarian and were recommended this place by a native! They took us in the kitchen and actually showed us their veggie options! Excellent food and a must go!

Thank Madhu A
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Authentic Greek food nicely cooked and good service. We both had three courses, liqueurs and two bottles of wine for €110.

Thank Graham H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant which serves food they make HERE! The finest and tastiest tsatziki I ever had. Home-cooked lamb and chicken you simply can't get in the commercial tavernas. Simpatico and v professional staff. A moment of delightful cuisine and peace in the heart of the Plaka district of Athens. Go there!

Thank Julian G
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299 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a cozy little restaurant, decorated with antiques. The food is just terrific and reasonably priced. I had the roast chicken with okra, another had a veal dish and another an omelet. It's a quiet place, off the street and well worth it to rest your feet after a lively day exploring the museums and ruins that Athens offers.... More 

Thank annettefromm
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It costs less but tastes the same great as at other Greek places. And portions are really big. Host is very welcome.

Thank Alexey O
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This family run restaurant is one of my favorite in Greece! The food, service and CALM atmosphere makes it a must if you find yourself anywhere near Syntagma Square.

Thank Chris P K
Nove Zamky, Slovakia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A nice family-run restaurant offering traditional Greek food. We tried the lamb and pasta, also the typical pita with spinach and feta, finished with the joghurt desert. All was very tasty!

Thank Milan S
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Everething was perfect here. People with gluten intolerance are also welcome here. Me, wife and daughters really enjoined this place

Thank kim k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikis 46 | Plaka, Athens 10558, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma
  • Neighbourhood: Syntagma
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0324 5777

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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 Syntagma

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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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