Avli Athens

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Avli – A backyard full of taste

In the historic triangle of Athens there is a small tavern in a backyard called Avli which means ‘backyard’. This place is kinda secret. Maybe not anymore. When reaching you will hear voices and of course Greek music. The scenery you will see is like it came from the ’60s. Checkered tablecloths, traditional chairs, old photos and a makeshift kitchen create an authentic feeling reminiscent of old Athens.

The always smiling owner, Takis, has operated this tavern since 1985. Before that it was a small cafe. With the same old decoration he continues to serve pan fried pork, meatballs, nice liver all in front of your table. Βeside him is an old Kelvinator fridge full of beers and glass water jugs. You also can order wine or raki (an unsweetened, anise-flavored alcoholic drink). For me the best choice is meatballs and fried potatoes alongside a cold beer. Prices are very reasonable and the staff is friendly.

Customers become acquainted with each other usually after only a few moments and joy does not take a long to come. Take a break as you are in the streets  of Athens and taste the original flavor of Greece. You will love it!

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Details about this spot



Agiou Dimitriou 12, Athens

Telephone number


Opening Times

Wed - Mon 13:00 - 02:00


Mix grill: € 8

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)