Geros Tou Moria Restaurant in Athens, Greece

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 13, 2021

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Geros Tou Moria Restaurant in Athens, Greece

The fabulous Geros Tou Moria Greek taverna is located in beautiful Plaka and offers great food and views of the Acropolis.

Geros Tou Moria is named after a Greek General, Theodoros Kolokotronis, who led the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. His nickname was geros tou Moira (the old man from Moira), an area of the Peloponnese he was from. This 90-year-old greek taverna is spread across 2 buildings in Plaka and offers a fantastic Greek menu comprising of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options by 2 brothers – Pandeli and Stefanos – who have been running this place for the past 50 years. The atmosphere and service are friendly and casual and there’s live music every evening. The prices are affordable and the place is family-friendly. Reservations recommended.

Geros Tou Moria Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: 8 am-3 am every day.
  • Website: gerostoumoria-restaurant.com
  • Location: Beautiful Plaka neighborhood under the Acropolis.
  • Telephone: +30-210-322-1753
  • View: Beautiful views of the Acropolis and the city.
  • Parking: Multiple paid parking lots close by.
  • Metro/Bus: Monastiraki metro station is 500m away. Mētropolē bus stop is 400m north.

Geros Tou Moria

Geros Tou Moria restaurant entrance

The small entrance belies the fact that the restaurant is spread across 2 stories of 2 buildings as well as the space in between.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant seating

The building on the left has traditional seating for groups.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant seating

A staircase goes up to the rooftop terrace.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant rooftop terrace

The terrace features al fresco dining with plenty of shade.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant outdoor seating

The pedestrian path between the 2 buildings is also used for dining and smoking.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant building

The second building has an open-air seating area…

Geros Tou Moria restaurant second building

…as well as an indoor dining area with lots of memorabilia.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant dining area

The dining room has an original chimney and wooden beams in the ceiling.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant food

Appetizers include fresh bread, feta cheese, and steamed seasonal greens with lemon and olive oil.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant food

Meatballs with potato chips.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant food

Cheese and courgettes croquettes.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant food

The Bekris Mezes or veal/pork in a flavorful tomato sauce is a must-try.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant food

The veal with eggplant in tomato sauce is delicious.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant live entertainment

There’s live entertainment every night.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant evening

The restaurant is beautifully lit up at night.

Geros Tou Moria restaurant evening

Large gas lamps light up the outdoor seating area.

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