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Kalokairinos Tavern

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10 Kekropos, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0323 2054
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Locals almost never go here, so expect that it's a totally tourist place - well, it was meant to be for tourists to spend a good evening enjoying traditional Greek dances. Usually groups go here. I've here long time ago, I hope it changed, but: I've been with a group, and serving my tourists a waiter was a bit clumsy... More 

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1 Thank GreeceExpert
Ogallala, Nebraska
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was so much fun and it felt like family. I would defiantly go again. The food was amazing. Not to mention the service was wonderful. It is a must!

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1 Thank Paris B
Temple, Texas
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Don't be put off by the fact that this tavern holds 250 guests at long tables and is obviously "touristy". The pre-fixe dinner of 40Euros is surprisingly tasty, especially after several glasses of pre-dinner wine. The entertainment included a trio of exceptional musicians that played for a solid hour and a half before doing the background for the dancing. Belly... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Kalokairinos is a tavern not like any other in Athens.Everybody is greeted by Mrs. Niki the owner. Delicious well prepared dishes are served while on stage you'll hear traditional live Greek music accompanied with folklore dancing, in customary clothing. We had an amazing time!! The Tavern was sold out on the 2nd October. The waiters with their professional attitude were... More 

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Thank Baron E.E.
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went with my husband, we had a great time. Music was greek folk, not too loud, very tasteful. Audience participation allowed but not pushy. Singer had great voice, everything was perfect for us.

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Thank Silvia C
North Aurora, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

For starters, I'm Greek. I visited this establishment with a group of travelers from the USA and Australia. The food was obviously not home made (authentic) and the service was rushed and rude. The entertainment was obnoxious. The establishment used so many Greek stereotypes to "entertain" the tourists. For me, it was embarrassing to see belly dancing, fire dancing and... More 

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2 Thank James T
Athens, Greece
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Don't miss to go to Kalokairinos Tavern if you will be in Athens - Greece. I love the place. Great food and a great Greek folklore show! Everybody in the tavern feels like a Greek. We participate at the dances and we really felt the rhythm. We love it.

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Thank EleniLeon
Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

If you want to enjoy Greek music and dancing this is the place to go.The whole restaurant was up and dancing with waiters weaving their way amid the dancers with amazing agility. Fun and friendly and we came out yelling Ooopaahhh

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1 Thank Judi M
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Don't be foolled by the low prices of that restaurant. The food was terrible et the behaviour of the waiters was unexceptable. What is more, when I asked for a reciept they told me that in that cas I should be charged more!!!! So sad to have wasted my evening....

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1 Thank Heinrich P
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This restaurant was a great disappointment...Frozen food, filthy toilets, rude waiters, and the show lasts only 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the services that it offers do not make up for the low prices.

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Restaurant Details

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Greek
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  • Address: 10 Kekropos, Athens 105 58, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 2054

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Plaka
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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