A delicious visit to Athens' museums

Beautiful atriums and courtyards, balconies with breathtaking views and green gardens have been shaped as part of museum premises in Athens and promise to offer you relaxing spots before or after your culture-oriented visits. They will also provide you with the right setting for a romantic haute cuisine dinner in a tasteful environment. Follow us on a tour to the most famous ones.

Acropolis Museum Restaurant

Fancy a meal with fresh products and traditional Greek flavours in a restaurant offering fine views of one of the world's iconic sites? Visit the restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Acropolis Museum, where the selected daily dishes are inspired by traditional recipes based on seasonal ingredients.

: On Fridays Saturdays the restaurant stays open until midnight. It offers a special menu based on traditional recipes with particular emphasis on local, protected-designation-of-origin (POP) products, selected from the rich variety of ingredients that the Greek landscape provides. Who wouldn't like to enjoy a dinner with eclectic dishes and drinks while facing the Parthenon?

Where: 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou St. Athens
More infotheacropolismuseum.gr
Metro: Acropolis Station

Benaki Museum of Greek Culture

Located on the fourth floor of a historic neoclassical building in the centre of Athens, the café-restaurant serves light snacks or full meals of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine, offering customers views of the National Garden, the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the area around Syntagma Square. It’s a popular spot for a lunch break or a late dinner (on Thursdays) when you can enjoy the night city lights.

Tip: The restaurant stays open until midnight on Thursdays.

Where: 1, Koumbari St. & Vasilissis Sofias Ave., Athens
More info: benaki.gr
Metro: Syntagma Station

B&E Goulandris Café- Restaurant

An urban garden hides between the ground floor and the first floor of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. The atrium of the B&E Goulandris Café-Restaurant is an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city.

The modern and discreet design, the authentic urban vibe and the greenery surrounding the atrium, make the Museum’s Café-Restaurant a meeting place suitable for any time of day: for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch or an afternoon meal, creative meetings, business meals, but also for private events. It essentially serves comfort food prepared with fresh ingredients of high nutritional value.

Where: 13, Eratosthenous St.
More info: goulandris.gr
Metro: Evangelismos Station (900m.)

The Museum of Cycladic Art

Between the Museum’s two buildings, the atrium houses a charming and cozy skylighted café that will welcome you during the day for a cup of coffee or a meal. Enjoy your food next to a Cycladic Art-inspired fountain, decorated with elaborate mosaics designed by artist Zizi Makri. Try light Mediterranean cuisine dishes in an oasis-like environment located in the centre of Athens, which shuts the city noise out and provides a flavourful break to tourists or to those of you seeking a short escape during a busy day.

Where: 4, Neofytou Douka St., Athens
More infocycladic.gr
Metro: Syntagma Station

Benaki Museum, Pireos 138

Visit the minimal restaurant in this building of the Benaki Museum and enjoy mouthwatering confectionery or light meals and sandwiches. It is surrounded by glass walls which afford views on busy Pireos St., the capital’s oldest street connecting it with Piraeus. The atrium is a popular meeting place for museum fans during the warm months of the year.

Where: 138, Pireos & Andronikou St., Athens
More infobenaki.gr
Metro: Kerameikos Station

Numismatic Museum Café

A green quiet spot in the heart of Athens. A discreet place welcoming visitors only a few metres away from the hustle and bustle of Panepistimiou St. is none other than the Numismatic Museum’s Café. Its peaceful garden is the perfect location for enjoying your coffee break, a snack or a drink as it stays open until nightfall. The building housing the museum is one of the neoclassical architectural gems designed during the 2nd half of the 19th c. in Athens by the then famous architect Ernst Tziller.

Tip: Live music events also take place here!
Where: 12, Panepistimiou St., Athens

Goulandris Museum of Natural History

The earthy colour shades used in the café-restaurant are in perfect harmony with the Museum of Natural History surroundings, in Kifissia, North of Athens. Savour their impressive Mediterranean cuisine dishes as they are considered among the culinary must-follow suggestions in Athenian museums. The place is cozy, relaxing and child-friendly.

The delightful environment, consisted of a wide variety of colorful plants, enriches the composition, highlighting human’s primitive bond with nature. 

Where: 100, Othonos St., Kifissia
More infognhm.gr
Metro: Kifissia Station

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