13 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Athens
Wonder where to go in Athens to get a great glass (or bottle) of wine? Thanks to our ambassadors Aris Sklavenitis & Eleftherios Hanialidis, and the Athens lover Mark Andrew, we have a lot of places to recommend you. Check them out in our guide below!
Phone: +30 21 0324 4244
Address: Miaouli 2, Athina
A for Athens is a hotel in the centre of Athens, just across Monastiraki square, famous for its beautiful roof garden with a view of Acropolis and its high-end cocktail bar. Due to the owner’s love for wine, a wine bar was also added with the help and guidance of sommeliers Alexandros Triantafyllou and Elias Grigoropoulos.
Phone: +30 21 0522 2633
Address: Megalou Alexandrou 57, Athina
A wonderful and classy restaurant, located in the Metaxourgio area, that definitely deserves a Michelin star. The owner Nikiforos Kechadiadakis, together with famous Greek chef Gikas Xenakis and the general manager and Head Sommelier Stathis Tsokos, pairs Greek ingredients and flavours with local and international wines in a fabulous way. This beautiful old mansion is really worth a visit, both for the high-end gastronomic experience and the place itself. A plus is that you can bring your own bottle for a reasonable corkage fee.
Phone: +30 21 0967 1778
Address: Leoforos Posidonos 4, Vouliagmeni
If you're really serious about eating great fish then head down the Athenian Riviera to George Economides' BlueFish, a contemporary seafood taverna par excellence. Unlike their more casual outpost in central Athens, the Vouliagmeni site overlooks the Aegean (at the best tables you might literally get your feet wet) and now that Yiannis Karakasis MW is selecting the wine list, you're guaranteed to drink well too.
Phone: +30 21 1012 5700
Address: Posidonos 11, Voula
Cava Vegera, in the southern suburbs of Athens, has a long history. It was first established as a wine retail store in 2001 and later on evolved into a hybrid wine bar/retail store. There are two stores, one in Glyfada and one in Voula, the latter being the latest addition. The Head Sommelier of the two stores, Eleftherios Hanialidis, is an Advanced Sommelier by the Court Of Master Sommeliers and has selected wines from all over the world, which you can consume in-store with a small corkage fee. A big plus is their wide selection of dishes and their friendly staff.
Phone: +30 21 5510 9975
Address: Agiou Ioannou 28, Voula
In the southern part of Attica, in Voula, the two brothers Chris and Marios Tsiknakos decided to open up a combined wine store and wine bar. This was not a random choice since their father had run a wine shop in Kallithea for many years. Faidon's a small and cosy wine bar with a few seats outside and a good selection of wine that can be paired with high-quality cold cuts and cheeses.
Phone: +30 21 0323 9406
Address: Petraki 30, Athina
As you walk down Mitropoleos street in the centre of Athens, you can’t help noticing this small but elegant wine bar. Since the opening in 2012, this place has been one of the main wine attractions in Athens, and quite recently they expanded next door, creating even more space for thirsty wine lovers. If you’re looking for a chill and relaxed atmosphere, with people enjoying a glass of wine standing in the pedestrian street, and if you are a fan of natural and low-intervention wines, this is the place to go.
Phone: +30 21 0924 5935
Address: Falirou 68, Athina
Located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Koukaki, near the Museum of Acropolis, Materia Prima is one of the most recent additions to the wine bar scene of Athens. Owner Michalis Papatsibas and his staff are always very friendly and eager to guide you through their Greek and international wine selection. Their passion focuses mostly on natural wines, and there is also a wide variety of dishes to accompany your glass of wine in this cosy and intimate venue.
Phone: +30 21 0322 9374
Address: Voulis 45-47, Athina
Located only five minutes from Syntagma Square, this place has been an oasis for wine lovers for more than a decade. Oinoscent was founded by Danis Agapitos and his brother Agis, and they have worked together with the two-time winner of Best Sommelier of Greece, Aris Sklavenitis, who nowadays also is a co-owner. This is a place with very positive energy, knowledgeable staff and, of course, a wide variety of wines from all over the world. Quite recently they also decided to expand next door, to be able to add an even bigger selection of carefully crafted dishes to their menu.
Phone: +30 21 0412 5204
Address: Polidefkous 39, Pireas
In the most unexpected area, away from the centre of Athens, in an old warehouse in Piraeus, Giannis Kaimenakis created his vision of a hybrid wine restaurant named Paleo. His main focus is wines from Italy, Spain, France and Greece which can be paired with a short but tasty list of dishes. This is a very relaxed place, with no loud music, no smoke and plenty of space. A perfect wine-place for a casual night out!
Phone: +30 21 0522 8400
Address: Akti Koumoundourou 52, Pireas
Down by the waterfront in Piraeus, the seafood at Varoulko Seaside in Piraeus is second to none, with the creative flourishes and attentive service that you'd expect from the flagship restaurant of renowned Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou.
Phone: +30 21 0279 2100
Address: Marinou Antipa 74, Iraklio
Vinoterra started as a wine retail store, but then expanded next door, creating a restaurant with a short and wine-friendly menu. It's located in a northern suburb of Athens, Heraklion, and here you'll find a wide range of wines at a very reasonable price point.
Phone: +30 21 3029 6570
Address: Mitropoleos 66, Athina
Perfectly located near Monastiraki square – so you can get your fine wine fix after a long day of sight-seeing, Vintage serves 300+ wines by-the-glass, including an excellent selection of stellar claret and Champagne.
Phone: +30 21 5540 8002
Address: Valtetsiou 21, Athina
Warehouse is a family of three wine bars (Warehouse, Warehouse CO2 and Warehouse Edge) owned by George Loukas, George Kanopoulos, Vassilis Geogleris and Anastasios Ioannou. The three venues are spread across Athens, with the main and oldest one located in the Exarcheia area. Here you'll find a good selection of both Greek and foreign wines by the glass and by the bottle, high-quality coffee, an all-day food menu, and several other beverages.