Acropolis view restaurants
Athens features several restaurants with view. Most of them are located in terraces of mansions, hotel roof gardens or buildings of the ’60s and are great option for a light lunch in the afternoon or a romantic dinner at the evening. Among them, the Acropolis view restaurants are the most popular choices.
We have handpicked some of the best restaurants in Athens with Acropolis view, including both fancy gourmet restaurants and economic traditional meze and souvlaki places offering quality food with astonishing view of the Acropolis.
Above the horizons of Athens
Located at Lycabettus hill, just under the chapel of St. George, Horizontes Restaurant is probably the restaurant of Athens with the best view, overlooking Acropolis and the whole city of Athens up to even the port of Piraeus.
The delicious culinary creations of Mediterranean cuisine and the magnificent view create the best scenery for a romantic dinner in Athens. Horizontes is one of the fanciest restaurants in Athens with high quality and professional service and is undoubtedly a worthy experience.
Especially during summer time Horizontes restaurant is a really popular choice, so make sure that you will make a reservation in advance! Reserve a table online or ask your hotel’s concierge to make the reservation for you!
A kitchen with view
Kuzina Restaurant, named after the greek word of both kitchen and cuisine, is one of the best restaurants in Thisio and Monastiraki, offering a great view of the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis from its terrace.
A concept that has already been spread to Mykonos, Kuzina presents modern cuisine creations based on traditional Greek gastronomy. The high quality of food, its central location and the great value for money ratio make Kuzina one of the most popular restaurants in the center of Athens.
While making your reservation make sure that you will request a table at the terrace of the restaurant with a view of the Acropolis.
All day Acropolis view
La Suite Lounge is a great option for both a dinner or a light lunch with view of the Acropolis. You may visit it after a walk in Lycabettus hill or the streets of Kolonaki area. On Sunday morning the restaurant offers delicious brunch.
You may reserve a table online or contact St. George Lycabettus Hotel to make your reservation. If you need to make sure that you will have a table with the best view, book in advance.
Enjoy souvlaki and Acropolis view
The cheapest option for a lunch or dinner with Acropolis view includes souvlaki and greek salad. Savvas Restaurant in Monastiraki, in Ermou street, offers breathtaking view of the Acropolis from its terrace.
Due to the fact that there are more than one restaurants in Monastiraki with the same name, make sure that you will pick the correct one at the Ermou street’s mansion and double check that there is a table available at the terrace with a view of the Acropolis, since not all the tables provide that privilege.
Since you are offered this great view the restaurant does not serve the cheapest options (such as pitta souvlaki) in the terrace, but you may order any regular dish, such as souvlaki or kebab.
Reservations are not a common procedure in souvlaki restaurants but if you visit Savvas earlier than regular dining times you will probably have no issue to find a table.
Overlooking the history of Athens
Among the narrow streets of Monastiraki and Plaka, in one of the old buildings of Ifestou and Mitropoleos street, is one of the most beautiful cafés of Athens, Orea Hellas. It is a traditional Kafenion that offers a variety of choices for either a cup of coffee or for a lunch with meze and ouzo or wine.
In Orea Hellas, you can either have a lunch at the tables of the first floor or you may choose a table at the terrace. In front of you are several buildings presenting the variety of Athens history and culture. Part of the Ancient Agora, Christian Orthodox Churches, houses of the early 20th century, Acropolis… they are all there.
Not all tables offer view of the Acropolis, but if you are lucky to find one near the windows or at the terrace, you will enjoy an authentic experience in a traditional Greek kafenion.