Where to Find the Best Gyros in Athens, Greece

Discover where to find the most delicious gyros in Athens
Discover where to find the most delicious gyros in Athens | © PixaBay
Ethel Dilouambaka

A gyros (pronounced yee-ros), is a delicious wrap sandwich made with meat cooked on a rotating rotisserie. This popular meal-on-the-go is a staple of Greek cuisine and includes a variety of fillings such as pork, chicken and lamb, as well as vegetarian options. Read on to discover our guide to the very best places to eat gyros in Athens, Greece.

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1. Savvas

Restaurant, Greek

An exterior view of Savvas restaurant, with an outdoor seating area, light pink walls and two white balconies
Courtesy of Savvas Restaurant

This family business started in 1922 in the town of Palia Kokkinia, before relocating to Athens. The restaurant is conveniently located on Monastiraki Square and has enjoyed so much success, that it’s even opened a branch close by on Ermou Street, with an all-day restaurant and a rooftop bar with gorgeous views.

2. Tylixto Greek Wrap

Restaurant, Greek, Fast Food

Tylixto Greek Wrap is an excellent addition to the souvlaki and gyros scene in Athens. Tylixto Greek Wrap is located on Aiolou Street and focuses on fresh meats and quality ingredients. This stylish hotspot is simple and perfect for a quick lunch.


Food Stall, Vegetarian, Vegan, Greek

Vegans, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you – there’s a delicious vegan grill house where you can enjoy tasty meat-free gyros. CΟΟΚοoMÈLA GRILL has also adopted a zero-waste approach, and uses both recyclable and biodegradable packaging.

4. O Kostas

Food Stall, Greek

O Kostas is one of the best places for gyros in Athens – not to be confused with the other Kostas by Irinis Square. O Kostas has been around for over 60 years and can be found on Pentelis Street. Don’t expect anything fancy or hip here; Kostas’ success resides in the freshness of its ingredients, including the mouthwatering taste of its meat. The daily queue outside O Kostas confirms why it’s such a big deal.

Looking to try more delicious Greek cuisine? Check out our guide to must try Greek specialties in Athens, discover amazing Greek donut balls, or find the best street food spots in Athens.

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