The most beautiful courtyards in Athens

Black Duck Garden

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Beautiful and romantic garden in one of the oldest buildings in the city, which houses the Museum of the City of Athens. It has a varied menu for breakfast, brunch, and lunch or dinner with dishes of meat, fish, chicken or pasta.

Cafe Numismatic Museum

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Only a few Athenians know about the cafe bar of the Numismatic Museum, in the lush garden of Iliou Melathron, as it is "hidden" behind the bustling Panepistiimiou St. An octagonal gazebo made of glass for the winter and tables under the shade of the trees in the summer, a list of coffee, wine, sweets, sandwiches, salads and jazz music every Thursday night.

Six D.O.G.S.

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This is the bar for the alternative crowd of Athens. An all year round , multi-level garden with a space for gigs on the ground floor for the night club lovers but equally active during the day for an escape within the city.

TAF The Art Foundation

BAR

Behind the old wooden door of this bar you will find an oasis of tall trees, lots of tables scattered in between and young people enjoying their coffee or cocktails. The first floor hosts exhibitions, workshops and art events.

To Lokali

BAR

In a 1930s stone building and in the yard that were designed by Cluster Architects, an experienced team in restaurants and bartending has created a Greek version of the pub. Vintage elements such as the mosaic bars, souvenirs from tourist shops and fabrics with traditional motifs are blended with the designs of cartoonist Rabbit Knows. The large courtyard is planted with olives, mulberries, plane trees and redbuds. The local theme extends in the kitchen with dishes like meatballs, smelt, okra, and stuffed vegetables in creative recipes. You will drink Greek versions of Negroni, Old Fashioned and Piña Colada, as well as beers from small and nomadic brewers.

Noah

RESTAURANTS

This all-day cafe and restaurant located on the edge of a park is a common secret among Athenians seeking quiet spots in the city. There is a classic-style interior space as well as an outdoor area with cool, pleasant atmosphere. Recently refreshed, the restaurant's menu is based on Greek traditional food as well as Mediterranean and French cuisine and is paired with almost a hundred wine labels.

Piu Verde

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Located in the middle of a lush and quiet environment and surrounded by large pine trees, in Papagou Grove, this all-day spot will certainly take you away from the busy and noisy city and let you relax. You will come here from early in the morning for coffee breaks and brunches till later at night for Mediterranean-inspired dishes along with cocktails and drinks.

Mr. Peacock

BAR

Judging by its name only, this bar's colorful space with mix & match furniture and vintage details can't be a surprise. Try the signature cocktails by the award winning bartender, Harris Dara, or choose something to eat from its large menu. In the summer, an extra surf bar opens in its popular garden.

Najbarajo

BAR

"Najbarajo" means "neighbourhood" in the artificial Esperanto language and this is a perfectly appropriate name for this friendly and casual all-day café bar. The first impression from the colourful courtyard is very pleasant while the interior space enhances the retro feel. Beverages, smoothies, juices, and snacks are served from early in the morning while later bartenders create a wide variety of easy-to-drink cocktails.

The Gardenista

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This boho-chic all-day restaurant looks like a hacienda and has a wonderful courtyard. Cacti, ceramics, and heads of Eastern deities add to the ethnic setting where coffee, brunch and Mediterranean cuisine are served. The low-volume music will get you in a relaxed mood.

Peru in a Yard

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The colors and aromas of Peruvian and Portuguese cuisine fill one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings of the northern suburbs, decorated with distinctive ethnic touches. Try the red lentils salad with purple Peruvian potatoes, a salad with black and red tomatoes with peppers and Jamon Iberico, ceviche but also rib-eye and flat iron steak.

Yellow

RESTAURANTS

This is a comfy spot in the Kifisia area that has a homey feel to it, with an arty philosophy that adds to the all-day mood. The decor is enhanced by the two unique Tibetan portraits by the American photographer Steve Curry. Here you can come from early in the morning for a coffee break or a hearty brunch only to go on to lunch and dinner, with an easy dining menu that includes pizza, burgers, snacks, salads, as well as more gourmet dishes which change according to the season. An open-air space that leads into a lush garden, which is perfect for a romantic meal.

Museum Café-Restaurant

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You will find this warm inviting restaurant in the "Goulandris Natural History Museum". Atmospheric and modern inside, cool and comfortable outside, where you can sit under the dense foliage of the trees. The menu offers cosmopolitan dishes with a Greek touch to them, which manages to transport you from the Mediterranean to the Middle East.

Su Casa

RESTAURANTS

With a motto claiming that "Home is where your heart beats", Su Casa in a central Glyfada square is a renovated 1950s detached house, where country and vintage elements blend creating a discreet sense of old-fashioned luxury. Chef Dionysis Papanikolaou cooks Mediterranean cuisine dishes with expensive seafood ingredients and proposes for the morning a hearty breakfast on a wooden board for two people. Magnificent, large and crowded yard for the summer and a hidden terrace for isolation.
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