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Apollonia Lyra

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23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0322 9727
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in a great atmosphere. Very good music by 2 singers. Great local food and very friendly service. Prices are reasonable. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank ShloMomo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice tavern in the Plaka area Food is good with wide selection Live music every evening good place to spend the evening

Thank Assafbar
Roermond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Service was great and the food was quite okay. Grilled chicken breast was overcooked and thus too dry. Kebab was very tasty, though. Solid halva for dessert. Pity that the live music was so loud.

Thank JeroenSegers
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

What a beautiful little spot we stumbled upon. Between the string lights, the musicians, the waiter who makes you feel like family, and the fresh delicious seafood, we had such an enjoyable evening. It was exactly what you think of when you imagine a romantic dinner in Greece.

Thank Mrlzee
Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

After fighting my way through the flea market, I was hungry. I found this place by accident. I ate inside instead of at one of the attractive but small outside tables, which were full. Was I the only non-Athenian in the place? It seemed as if everyone knew everyone else. Even an an outsider it was a warm and welcoming... More 

Thank William W
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

When I am in Plaka I like to drink my coffee in Apollonia Lira with friends. Nice cappuccino nice chocolate pie. good service. Amazing place. Normal price. Thanks Rena!

Thank Kati M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Great food. The owner Vacilios was awesome and didn't stop showering us in amazing treats and alcohol. The musaka and lamb chops were excellent. Grilled shrimp were great too. Amazing music great vibe!! Worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

From the first word all the staff members were very friendly and warm and you'll find here a traditional greek place. The owner was exceptional. He recommended us the best fresh dish and was full of joy, energy and care for all of his visitors. The prices are very good. And the food is great! They also have a live... More 

Thank Dor Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We found this place by chance while wandering where we can have our dinner at Plaka neighborhood. The owner, I think, with his American footballer's t-shirt welcomed us. We had a house vine and lamb chops that were very nice, indeed.

Thank otuken
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Friendly service, good location, good treats and coffee. Small cozy place, has some seating on the sidewalk as well.

Thank elturcogrande

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 9727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighbourhood Profile
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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