Kanaria Athens

Image by Nikos Palavitsinis

Kanaria – Hidden surprise

Kanaria is the Greek word for Canaries! I have no clue as to the origins of the naming of this small all-day cafe and snack bar. The only thing I remember clearly is that once my mother moved into the neighbourhood where Kanaria is located, I was looking for a quiet place to get a relaxing beer when I visited her.

Kanaria was there, having started its business around 2005. Their selection of imported beers is always a nice surprise as they regularly update their menu with new choices. The place is really small inside which gives a really homey sense to it, making you feel like you are sitting in a big living room together with all the people! During peak hours, you’ll be lucky to find even a stool empty…

Kanaria offers some snacks, homemade, with products from Greek producers and special treats that are ordered from local producers all around Greece, like feta cheese, olive oil and smoked meat! Fair prices allow a small company of friends to eat and drink at € 10 per person. 

Its best season is the summer, as on the pavement outside Kanaria (see photo), chairs and tables are set up and people sit outside, chatting until late at night! You may want to visit Kanaria after a nice lunch or dinner in Rakor (check the Rakor article), as these two are in walking distance (50m) from each other!

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Details about this spot



Keramikou 88 & Plataion, Athens

Telephone number


Opening Times

08:00 - 02:00 daily


Snacks & beer: € 10

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