Set sail to a Mediterranean island paradise without leaving Athens, and enjoy a meal fit for the gods at Xenios Zeus restaurant. Nestled in the winding streets of hidden Anafiotika in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis, this friendly and picturesque spot certainly lives up to its name of 'Zeus the Hospitable'. Watch the setting sun illuminate the whitewashed steps, potted geraniums and shady olives of Anafiotika. Feel the cool breeze ruffle your hair while you feast on the very best Greek taverna cuisine in our vine-covered courtyard setting.
Tuck into minty tzatziki and the plumpest olives in Athens to begin. Then choose from pork rolls in their crackling coats, or another signature Greek dish: meltingly tender roast lamb. There’s traditional spinach pie and cheese croquettes, and the delicious fried courgette balls they call kolokithokeftedes – a mouthful in more ways than one. Why not order a carafe of Greek wine to accompany your meal?
As the sun sinks behind the Acropolis and the waiters start lighting the candles, it’s time for dessert. There’s creamy semolina or another chef’s speciality, yoghurt served with zesty candied bergamot. These ‘spoon sweets’ are a classic way to round off a meal and make a great accompaniment to a cup of fierce, grainy Greek coffee. Whatever you choose, at Xenios Zeus restaurant you’re certain of a magical evening with the warmest welcome in Athens. Day 2: This 60-minute session consists of multi-jet hydrotherapy in our modern thermal water pool and concludes with a steam bath in order to achieve maximum invigoration and wellness. Then a 20-minute body massage with gardenia body butter will regenerate both body and spirit.
Start/opening time: 10am. Summer only (15th March to 20th October).
End/closing time: Midnight.
Others: Please confirm your booking 24 hours in advance.
Housed in an old structure on Pandrossou Street, not far from the centre of Plaka, Hermion is a classic restaurant dedicated to the unique tastes and flavours of Greek cuisine. With the very freshest of ingredients and meticulously prepared dishes, Hermion will win you over with the top quality of its cuisine and impeccable service. Located in a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of Plaka, Hermion is the ideal resting spot after a busy day of sightseeing. Hidden away on a small street, you will not easily find this place unless you know where you are going. And yet, this restaurant retains its popularity because of its delightful atmosphere and consistently good food. Relax in the magnificent garden courtyard which offers a lush, peaceful and cool room during the summer. Indoor dining is also wonderful, provided over two floors with classic elegant furnishings using warm earthy tones and high attention to detail. Hermion retains characteristic simplicity and a friendly atmosphere, offering attentive genial service and fine food. It even contains a grocery store with traditional products on the ground floor for those wishing to purchase some of the exquisite ingredients. On the Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you may enjoy listening to some live Greek music which adds to the ambiance while you enjoy your dining experience. Day 2: This 20-minute session consists of multi-jet hydrotherapy in our modern thermal water pool followed by a 30-minute face massage with apricot essence, to promote a glowing, regenerated complexion.