There are several boutique restaurants that line the mellifluous blue coast of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni in Athens.

One of our favourites, that we discovered from a recommendation, is Psarou. This is the kind of establishment that relies on word-of-mouth rather than any PR-generated business. And it is because the food is so good that by virtue of this, the restaurant has nothing else to prove. Pescatarian’s beware! For this is right up your street.

Understated, yet tasteful in decor, this is a modern day taverna with seats looking onto the sea.


Primarily a fish restaurant, every dish is fresh and bursting with flavour.

We tried, on several occassions:
Grilled sardines, grilled sea bream, meatballs, tzatziki, taramasalata, melitzano salata (eggplant salad) and rocket katiki salad with tomatoes.


Top marks for the freshness of fish (only the daily catch is served here) and for the tastiness of the taramasalata, tzatziki and melitzano salad-cum-dips. We loved the salads as much for its scrumptious flavours as for the extra large portions.

To top your meal off, complimentary mini ice creams are given to you, to sweeten the deal, when in reality, top marks are given to this restaurant.

Post-note: One of our favourite things about Psarou is the jocular nature of the waiters and establishment. One shirt read: Keep Calm And Enjoy Crisis Prices at Psarou. Nor are they kidding you: a lunch for four people, with alcohol, amounted to 40 euros (and the team could barely finish the meal!).

We absolutely recommend Psarou for the quality and decency of the establishment. Go, and you won’t regret it.



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