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Best place to eat on Christmas Day

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By Traveller September 25, 2017
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Best place to eat on Christmas Day

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By Helen Traveller September 25, 2017

Hi

We are looking to spend our Christmas (and perhaps New Year) holiday in Athens this year and would like to know if there will be anywhere to get an authentic Christmas Day lunch or dinner there?

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in an Christmas mood atmosphere of a wine bar restaurant ( WAREHOUSE- to a local spot neighborhoods or to an ethnic restaurant , to a vermouterria....etc
Local September 26, 2017
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Hi Alexandra. I think we are most interested in a family run taverna serving a traditional Christmas food, but understand that most will be enjoying their own family festivities and will therefore be closed on Christmas Day. We think we will be staying in Plaka but we won't be booking the hotel just yet.

We don't want to spend a fortune but understand that we will have to pay more than normal on Christmas Day and also that we need to book ahead for the best place.
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Helen Traveller September 26, 2017
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Actually the most of us on 24th of December having dinner in a taverna or other places ( still working day ...) but 25th is family affair...Can I ask how old are your children???
I can suggest some places in center of Athens that I had dinner or lunch with my children in special occasion . In Syntagma Square there is NJV-Plazza hotel with normal prices and traditional food , I prefer more "Zambano "" Athens ( is near to Monastiraki area) Sarri 18-Athens excellent restaurant with traditional food and normal prices even Christmas time and after in the same area you can visit " Little Cook " (no reservations in this ) your kinds will love the decorations and variations of sweets ( traditional or other) -chocolate drinks - coffee ,Nancy's sweet home ( is my favorite )-Plateia Iroon 1 -Psirri - with the most traditional Greek sweets .Amother area near to center is City link (Voukourestiou 3-Athens) with a lot of happenings every year and nice restaurants.In "Mantzarou 3 "all day restaurant comfort food is the name of the street also( kolonaki area but all around in foot) there is a new classic building 19th century nice street with a lot of lights and Christmas Deco.
Duck soup Athens /all day /Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Gastropub, Street Food, Vegan Options. .. brunch sandwich chicken salads cozy atmosphere very friendly service ...at Panepistimiou 39-near Syntagma square
Hi, We have no children. It will just be two of us.
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Helen Traveller September 26, 2017
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Thanks Alexandra. You have given us a lot of suggestions!
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Helen Traveller September 26, 2017
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You welcome!! And actually my suggestions is what I do as a local in Christmas time in center of Athens.But you have to try to visit KIFISSIA area ( one line by train from Monastiraki station ) witrh a lot of choices for cafe, branch, all day restaurants , shops ..etc Let me know if you need more informations.I hope to enjoy your travel!!!
Thanks Alexandra. All your information is really useful!
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Helen Traveller September 27, 2017
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Hi Hellen!!A lot of choices in depend of your budget..
Local September 26, 2017
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Dear Helen,

Festivities and lunch or dinner for Xmas and New Year's Eve are always beautiful in a good restaurant or a hotel, you may choose among many...

Grand Bretagne is a must for this time of year, beautiful huge Xmas tree
and a variety of choices!!
http://athenscvb.gr/en/content/christmas-coming-and-hotel-grande-bretagne-celebrating

Zonar's an authentic historical Athenian destination, not to be missed!
https://www.yatzer.com/zonars-restaurant-cafe-athens-greece

CTC a top gastronomic restaurant where i haven't been for Xmas yet, but after my dinners there i can reassure you it will be so worthwhile that one should experience it!!
https://www.yatzer.com/city-experiences/greece/athens/ctc-restaurant

Funky Gourmet on the top list, you have to try at least once and Xmas is a great occasion.
https://www.funkygourmet.com/en

All the above are reasons for several Xmases in beautiful Athens!!

Enjoy your travels,
Maria
Local September 25, 2017
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Hi
Funky gourmet and varoulko are good (and also an experience!)
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Local September 25, 2017
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Redfearn Grille located inside Holiday Inn will be serving a classic Christmas lunch buffet on Christmas Eve from 11am to 2pm.
Traveller December 21, 2017
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