A 15-minute walk from Zonar’s, Dexameni café is located in Kolonaki. It was a favored hangout for artists of the 20th century. The Greek authors Alexandros Papadiamantis, Kostas Varnalis, and others were among its first customers. Dexameni is an excellent choice during the summer months, a place for a relaxing break after shopping or sightseeing, where you can enjoy a cool spot on a hot summer day; in the evening, you can relax under the stars of the Athenian sky. Its tables and seats are mostly under the trees, and it offers a variety of refreshments and delicacies. It is open all day during the summer and caters to every taste and age.
Dexameni Square, Athens, Greece +030 210 361 3942
The story of Oraia Hellas conveys a love for Greek folklore and traditions. It is situated on Mitropoleos Street, Monastiraki, in the heart of Athens’s historical center. The building dates back to 1920 and was created by a fabric merchant, John Gerolimatos. His son, Panagiotis Gerolimatos, who loved Greek traditions, made it a center of Greek traditions more than 30 years ago. He dedicated time to making his idea come true; when you visit the cafe you can now see interesting Greek exhibitions. The cafe is on the first and second floors, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Acropolis. Come here to enjoy Greek coffee with loukoumi (a Greek sweet), as well as other kinds of coffees and desserts.