Gyros are undoubtedly one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Greek cuisine. Perfectly roasted meat, crisp fresh veggies, and cool tzatziki sauce piled on top of a fluffy pita makes for the perfect meal. Athens has so many options when it comes to dining, from quick street food to elegant fine-dining. However you want to eat, you can be sure to find a juicy, delicious gyro on the menu at any Greek restaurant. Hungry? Read on to find out where to get the best gyros in Athens!
Pan. Koutroumpas & Co O.E.
Locals absolutely love Pan. Koutrompas & Co O.E. and recommend it to those looking for the best gyros in Athens. Many report that it has the best gyros and souvlaki in town, with tender meat, delicious vegetables, and soft, grilled pitas. Souvlaki, or meat cooked and grilled on a skewer, can be served still on the skewer or nestled into a pita as a gyro. Pan. Koutrompas & Co O.E. has the locals’ stamp of approval, so you’re sure to eat one of your best meals in Athens here!
Address: Akadimias, 52
(6-minute walk from Olala Boheme Apartment & Olala Athens ONE Apartment!)
Hi-Fai offers delicious Greek cuisine for unbeatable prices in the Kolonaki area. This eatery specializes in all things grilled, including tender meat that is used for gyros. Choose from chicken, lamb, or pork meat with all the trimmings as a gyro plate or a wrap. Hi-Fai offers seating outside so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the neighborhood, or you can take your food to go as you wander the streets of Athens. You won’t believe the portions of food you can get for the money at this eatery! As this is a grill house, you also can’t go wrong with some veggies, feta or halloumi straight from the grill.
Address: Skoufa, 46
(Right next to Olala Kolonaki Chic & Spacious 3BR Flat w/ balcony)
O Thanasis Kebab Monastiraki
After sightseeing around Monastiraki, make sure that you refuel at O Thanasis Kebab Monastiraki! Since 1964, this eatery has been a local favorite for authentic Greek cuisine in the heart of city, including some of the best gyros in Athens. Meaty, juicy gyros and tender souvlaki wrapped in a fresh pita and topped with sauces and veggies will blow your mind. Try other classic dishes like fresh Greek salad, tzatziki, and saganaki. You can’t go wrong at O Thanasis Kebab, both for the quality and price!
Address: Mitropoleos, 69
If you ask any of the locals where to get the best gyros in Athens, chances are they will point you in the direction of O Kostas. If you’re looking for a low-key lunch that packs a big punch of flavor, this is the place for you! Tasty gyros, souvlaki, and kebab paired perfectly with a cheap beer make for the perfect lunch or dinner during your busy day discovering Athens. For 65 years, O Kostas has been serving Athenians irresistible, grilled meat and Greek food. You know it’s the real deal when the menu is only written in Greek. For only 2.20€ for a mouth-watering gyro, you definitely need to put O Kostas on your food list in Athens!
Address: Plaza Agias Irinis, 2
Greek cuisine gets a trendier makeover but still retains its traditional flavors at Kalamaki Kolonaki. You can find classic dishes like tasty gyros, souvlaki, and Greek salad, but with contemporary twists. Try the oldies-but-goodies, or sample the chickpea and avocado salad for something light and healthy. The gyros are simply delicious and you’ll enjoy the warm and friendly treatment of the staff and environment. Kalamaki Kolonaki is a great dining option if you’re looking for the best gyros in Athens!
Address: Ploutarchou, 32
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