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By Lena Harizopoulos

I am overwhelmed with joy that finally Athens and it’s wider historic centre is slowly becoming a European metropolis, in terms of wining and dining.
Two new entries in the month of August and a couple of not so old places but different to the rest & definitely worth a visit, are listed below.

1. Vintage Wine bar & Bistro.


Until recently very little were the choices of real bistros in Greece.
I dreamt the day I  would walk the streets of the Athenian city centre and I would walk in little Frenchy- like wine bars where I could spend end less nights munching cheese while glass after glass of different red wine would be sent over to my table…
Vintage Wine bar and bistro is the new kid on the block at the Athenian historic centre, situated a few steps off Mitropoleos Square, in lovely interiors featuring white marble floors, chandeliers hanging off the ceilings, small round tables, a very decent cellar with over 200 etiquettes and warm & mysterious ambience.
The small platters on the menu are promising and hopefully will get better in time.
66-68 Mitropoleos St./Athens
Reservations: +30 213 0296 570
Opens at 15.00 am

2. City Bar

Located in the heart of the Constitution Square, inside City Link, this is the perfect all-day post- shopping wine bar.
Next to City Bistro, which opened this year as well and serves modern mediteranean cuisine, both places are the epitomy of quick metropolitan all day dining.
Great contemporary interiors, central location 2 steps away from top jewellery shops, the Hermes flagship store and Attica department square, here you can kick start your day with a nice Americano and warm croissants or head for, after-office drinks at the new City bar, offering more than 20 wine etiquettes by the glass-something not so common when on Greek ground.
CityLink Athens
Reservations: +30 2103211315

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