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One of my favorite things about traveling is going around and trying all of the street food. I especially love eating gyros because they're so tasty and so cheap! Can anyone recommend the best area to get street gyros or street food in Athens? What is the best neighborhood to go to and are there any specific vendors that you recommend? Thanks so much, I really appreciate any advice :)


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I'm not sure, because I would never go to one. They're all dirty.

If I go out to eat, I eat in Sepolia at a restaurant called Rodi (Ρόδι) or at Ya Souvlaki in Bournazi.. Rodi is where I go when I don't feel like walking too far from my house, and Ya Souvlaki if I don't mind walking an extra 5-10 minutes... These areas are not in toursity areas, so the prices aren't outrageous. Here is the menu from Ya Souvlaki. Honestly, most places pretty much taste the same, so you can go anywhere you want.


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A good old cheap souvlaki! I remember when they were 1.50 but hey, I'll still take it


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A good old cheap souvlaki! I remember when they were 1.50 but hey, I'll still take it
Yes, and kalamakia were about €0.50 each, or less in some cases.
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In Greece, you don't really have to eat street food in the street. From what I have noticed, there aren't many street vendors as you would see in New York City or other parts of the world. Gyro, which is the most popular street food is usually sold in smaller stores that offer seating. Greeks don't really like to eat on the go, that seems to be more of a western thing.


My street food experiences in Athens have been delicious! The street corn in summer, running into a bakery to buy tiropites, souvlaki, a gyro.... it's just that even their "fast" street food seems deliberate, and most people pause to eat and enjoy it, rather than eat it in the go. It seems to me that street food exists, but people stop to eat it, so the hurried feeling that usually surrounds street food in other countries simply isn't there. In the case of the tiropites, how many times have I bought one with a Greek coffee, and then sat at a small table outside the shop to enjoy it before moving on? Too many to count haha... These are just my observations, everyone's experiences are different.

Is this link helpful about where to go? I have no set ideas on where to go... most of my street food moments in Greece have happened by accident.

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Where to stay before cruise leaving Piraeus?

I have a friend who is staying in Athens just a few nights then going off on a cruise leaving Piraeus. This is in the late summer sometime. I told her I would ask advice - I am at a loss because I usually spend longer in Greece and get an Air BnB - at least that is what I have been doing lately.

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I've seen footage online of people marveling at the amazing acoustics, and I want to experience this for myself.

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