The Top 10 Bars In Plaka, Athens

Photo of Maria Menegaki
9 February 2017

Also known as The Neighborhood of the Gods, this old historical district of Athens in the shadow of the Acropolis seems like a village within the city. Plaka boasts well-maintained neoclassical architecture and great nightlife options right in the city center. Here’s our guide to some of the best bars in Plaka.

Kimolia | © Courtesy of Marios Kourouniotis


Cafe, Greek, Pub Grub, $$$
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Kimolia interior space
Kimolia interior space | Courtesy of Kimolia
With a name meaning “chalk” in Greek, this cozy art spot is perfect both for an early morning snack with a coffee and a drink at night. Not only is Kimolia filled with amazing paintings and colorful, vintage furniture but it also hosts numerous exciting performances and exhibitions ranging from photography to jewelry all year long. Enjoy your cocktail accompanied by some tasty free appetizers and don’t miss the chance to write something on the blackboard.


The scent of jasmine will lead you through this nostalgic gate to the past. Thanks to Yiasemi, you can enjoy your cold beer or tsipouro in one of the small lovely tables along with panoramic views of a typical narrow street for an unforgettable night.
Address & telephone number: 25 Mnisikleous, Athens, +30 2130417937

 Sideways | © Courtesy of Sideways
Sideways | © Courtesy of Sideways

Melina Cafe

Coffee Shop, Coffee, $$$
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Devoted to the memory of the iconic actress Melina Mercouri, this inspiring place used to be a popular bakery. Melina has now evolved into a cafe-bar that aims to keep the spirit of the Old Athens alive. Pay special attention to the memorabilia and photographs inside and top off your day with a tasty snack and drink.


There’s an impressive wine list which changes every week and a decent snack menu at Oinoscent. You’ll find a large variety of both local and worldwide wines, well chosen dishes, frequent wine tasting evenings and elegant gifts that will please every wine enthusiast.
Address & telephone number: 45-47 Voulis street, Athens, +30 21 0322 9374

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