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The best gyros in Athens - to eat well without going to expense

02 November 2013 / 19:11:38  GRReporter
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Since we love Greek gyros (souvlaki) very much and adore the smell and taste of a well-done meat, but since times are tough and we have tightened our belts, we have gathered the addresses of the best gyros in town, where you can eat without going to expense.


Although the owner is a great fan of "Panathinaikos" customers do not "trip over" symbols of the team, but have the opportunity to pay tribute to the place which, as is clear from its name, prefers the yogurt salad ("tzatziki" translated from Greek means "yogurt salad"). They have a great experience with pork skewers, and have recently added a few more types of meat. With its motto "Pay a little, eat a lot, our crisis makes it difficult for us, but Tzatzikokinisi satiates us", the fast food eatery is completely up to date.

For information: 8 Pinelopis Delta Street, Neo Psychico, Elinorosson, 0030 210 6744801


This is the most famous eatery in town offering kebabs in pita bread to take home. They are tasty, well cooked, and have an irresistible aroma. Thanassis previously served only kebabs, but has recently added pork skewers and gyros. If you visit it, do not get distracted. Kebabs are its specialty and you must try them.

For information: 69 Mitropoleos Street, Monastiraki, 0030 210 3244705

The gyros on Harokopou Street

It offers some of the best gyros in Athens - juicy and satiating: with a skewer, burger, gyros, chicken, sausage or kebabs. We recommend you try the pork skewer, which is big and juicy, just as it should be. The place is more reminiscent of a barbecue eatery than a fast food restaurant, and it will enchant you with its huge skewers and delicious burgers.

For information: 46 Harokopou Street, Kallithea, 0030 210 9596569


This is a traditional place for good Greek gyros with lots of onions, tzatziki (yogurt salad) and good meat. It is a common place to eat for residents of the neighbourhood and surrounding Petroupoli, since it has been in its present location Petroupoli Square for years. The service is super-fast and skewers - exceptional. The place enjoys a lot of visitors...

For information: 83, 25 Martiou Street, Petroupoli, 0030 2105051217


This place has already become a historical gyros eatery in the centre of Exarcheia district. For many years, the restaurant had kept its traditional look but has recently been completely refurbished and has become fashionable and unrecognizable. Its gyros, however, remains among the best in Athens and enjoys many customers of all ages. Its skewers are delicious and the takeaway has a traditional taste. It is a favourite place for gyros lovers in the centre.

For information: 64 Themistokleous Street, Exarcheia, 0030 210 3837981


It has been in its present location on Sevastoupoleos Street for years and makes some of the best gyros in Athens: delicious, with good meat and lightly toasted pita bread. It is famous for its chicken roasted on coals which is an ideal choice in the Ambelokipi area. If you like lamb, here you will find delicious ribs.

For information: 38 Sevastoupoleos Street, Ambelokipi, 0030 2107702690


"Lefteris" has been located in Omonia Square in the centre of Athens since 1951. For years, its gyros have been considered to be the spiciest in town. Here you can enjoy the pita bread with burger, which is the specialty of the house. Lovers of this type of meal queue at noon in order to have this pita with burger, onions and tomatoes.

For information: 20 Satovriandou, 0030 210 5225676


"Paneritraykos" in Nea Eritrea certainly offers one of the best gyros in town. Although it is small, it serves nice juicy meat, with no trace of sauces and yogurt salad, which makes it even more original. If you are very hungry, you will need to order at least three. Enjoy them with an ice cold beer.

For information: Nea Eritrea, 43 N. Plastira Street, 0030 210 800027

Pita Q

In a modern room on Halandriou Street between Halandri and Agia Paraskevi, Pita Q offers very tasty meat and takeaway. Although it is a relatively new restaurant, it has created a stable customer base that is constantly growing. Choose between gyros, kebab, chicken, chicken with bacon, kebabs and sausages, and the oven baked potatoes with sauce are also very good.

For information: 37 Halandriou and Kiprou Street, Agia Paraskevi, 0030 210 6007605

"Kalamaki Kolonaki"

There is a cost effective solution even for those who never leave the expensive neighbourhood of Kolonaki: "Kalamaki Kolonaki". Here, the choice is great: pork skewers, grilled feta cheese in foil, pitas, aubergine salad and turkey burger. Although it is small, the restaurant is pleasantly furnished and its visitors are many.

For information: 32 Patriarhou Joachim and Ploutarhou Street, Kolonaki, 0030 210 7218800

Handmade skewers "Analipsi"

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