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Tuesday
Mar202012

Greece: Athens, Tzitzikas kai Mermigas

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Mitropoleos 12, Athens 10563, Greece

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As soon as we arrived in Athens, we were starving and decided to check out the Plaka district. We asked a group of cops at the corner (we did wonder why there were cops hanging around in that area) for a recommendation of tasty and authentic fare that would be casual but not "fast food". They directed us around the corner and down a street. We were skeptical, and unsure if we'd know where it was, but then we found it easily as it was the only restaurant on a side street that had light spilling out onto the street, cheerful patrons and the delicious smell of seafood.

The BEST. I finally found the name and map to the restaurant, with a little bit of sleuthing on Google Maps! I don't know how to pronounce it, but if you're ever in the Syntagma Square area of Athens, GO THERE!

We had red wine, Mythos greek beer, a giant Greek Tzitzikas (just found out that it means salad) which is my favourite type of salad and a giant fried seafood basket. 

Amazing service, and INCREDIBLE food!! Sigh..to eat those olives once again. 

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Reader Comments (9)

My mouth is watering as I look at your pictures and read your post. Amazing. I would love to go to Greece one day. I would have totally ordered the same meal - Greek salad and a fried seafood basket!! YUMMMMM.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

MY mouth was watering writing this up! LOL! It was insanely good!

March 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

Were you in Greece???I am from Greece and i'm so so happy for your post!!!We have great food and some great restaurants all over the city!!You made my day!!THANK YOY MY DEAR!!
Kiises from Greece!!!i'M SO FOLLOWING!!XX

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArt nouveau

i seriously love olives that you can tell are just going to be so juicy from looking at them... now my mouth is watering!

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermolliee

Art Nouveau, thank you so much for stopping by!! Molliee, I know, a juicy olive is a good one.

March 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

WHAT is that cheese. I've got the travel bug LIKE WHOA and this makes me want to pack up and move to the Mediterranean and never look back.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

So I was literally looking at this last night, and sprinted to my kitchen at the end of the post. It made me SO hungry. And wouldn't you know...I had to have a salad, though it wasn't nearly as pretty as the one above.

Anyway, never got around to commenting...so YUM! =)

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClair

Melanie, RIGHT?? That mozza is cray cray. And Clair, you made me laugh; that's awesome!

March 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

what an awesome spot. great find.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

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