The Old Tavern of Psarras in Athens, Greece

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 13, 2021

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The Old Tavern of Psarras in Athens, Greece

The Old Tavern of Psarras in picturesque Plaka first opened its doors in 1898 and welcomed celebrities such as Lawrence Olivier, Vivian Lee, and Graham Greene, to name a few.

The romantic and family-friendly Old Tavern of Psarras in Plaka is over a century old. The Psara family lived in the building and ran the tavern for 3 generations before Mr. Stathokostopoulos bought the restaurant in 1998. The original Mr. Psara fled the political turmoil in Constantinople to the US where he worked several jobs, including theater, and made several celebrity friends. When he returned home and opened his restaurant, his celebrity friends visited him and ate here, making it very popular. The traditional Greek menu consists of several delicious meat, seafood, and vegetarian options at affordable prices, and the staff is very welcoming.

The Old Tavern of Psarras Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: 12 noon to 1 am every day.
  • Website: psaras-taverna.gr
  • Location: Erechtheos 16, Plaka, under the Acropolis.
  • Telephone: +30 210 321 8733
  • View: Beautiful views of the city from the outdoor dining areas.
  • Parking: 2 paid parking lots are around the corner.
  • Metro: Monastiraki and Acropolis stations are both 500m away.

The Old Tavern of Psarras

The Old Tavern of Psarras outdoor seating

Tables are spread out on the square in front of the restaurant and climb the steps alongside of the building.

The Old Tavern of Psarras indoor seating

The building was originally the home of the Psara family; a lot of their decor still remains as is.

The Old Tavern of Psarras indoor seating

The original fireplace.

The Old Tavern of Psarras kitchen

The restaurant kitchen can be seen at the top of the short flight of stairs from the indoor dining area.

The Old Tavern of Psarras pantry

Pantry items and homemade sauces are displayed alongside family antiques.

The Old Tavern of Psarras outdoor seating

The outdoor terrace.

The Old Tavern of Psarras outdoor seating

Tables snake their way up the stairs next to the restaurant.

The Old Tavern of Psarras outdoor seating

Tables have been arranged in every available space outdoor around the restaurant.

The Old Tavern of Psarras top entrance

A small entrance of the restaurant at the top of the stairs.

The Old Tavern of Psarras balcony seating

The restaurant has a huge balcony and rooftop terrace where more tables are laid out.

The Old Tavern of Psarras balcony seating

The trees and plants around the property make for a great backdrop.

The Old Tavern of Psarras terrace seating

The rooftop terrace has tables on 2 levels.

The Old Tavern of Psarras balcony seating

Tables in the balcony offer views of the street and diners below.

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