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Apollonia Lyra

23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0322 9727
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (12 reviews)
“calamari” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked by the restaurant earlier in the day and spoke to the guy working there - a fellow Canadian. He invited us ( 2 couples) to come back later that evening and we did. We had a great meal and a wonderful evening. A big...More

Thank FireLakeJoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our 1st day in Athens we were walking around in the afternoon and came across this restaurant. The man at the entrance was very friendly and we talked for some time. We returned that evening for supper and for the local music; both of...More

Thank arpclock
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Get whatever the daily fish special is (trust me, it'll be excellent), stay for the live band, and just immerse yourself in an amazing dining experience in a perfect outdoor setting. Pro tip - if you get the orange cake (and you should), make sure...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I was actually headed to another restaurant when I got lured into this spot by the charming and good looking staff. There was a live band performing soothing romantic traditional Greek music. I ordered the night's special- lamb chops with potatoes and salad. The waiters...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonder evening my wife and I had great food and service. We will be coming back here again for the live music that is located inside when we return to Athens later in the week. This time it was too nice not to...More

Thank Kyle J
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Only wonderful things to say about this place, the highlight of our last night in Athens! Vasilis, the owner, had us laughing all night-- talk about personality plus. He went above and beyond to please his guests. The freshest seafood and kind staff was a...More

Thank Alexa H
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It looks an attractive restaurant with friendly waiters. However, the food is below the expected average and the prices are unreasonable high. For instance, a glass of ordinary Greek white wine costs 4 euro's. Beware! This price is not on the menu. Moreover, calamaris, fish...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I'm always suspicious of the tavernas in the Plaka, which you assume are going to be tourist traps with overpriced mediocre food - but this one is different. A relaxed ambience and plenty of Greek people eating is a good sign, and it was certainly...More

Thank JamesPoke
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Apollonian Lyra on a night out in plaka. It is set at the foot of the steps in Plaka but it has a secret courtyard where you can listen to live Greek music. Vasili (waiter) is a legend. Ask him for advice...More

Thank Helene P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great atmosphere ,very lively in one of the most beautiful and lively street of Plaka.Great food,very tasty we tried variety of dishes(souvlaki,greek village salad,grilled chicken ,grilled pork fillets) all of them well cooked ,large portions,good quality not tourist trap.The staff very friendly and welcoming attentive...More

Thank yiannos973
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Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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