O Thanasis Restaurant in Athens, Greece

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Updated: November 15, 2021
By Santorini Dave

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Review of O Thanasis restaurant in Athens

O Thanasis is one of the best places in Athens to enjoy gyros and souvlakis.

O Thanasis is renowned throughout the city for its traditional and affordable gyros, souvlakis, kebabs, and a few vegetarian dishes. This family-friendly restaurant was started by 2 brothers in 1965 within a century-old former Naval Officer’s home, which today offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The place is casual and fun, and the staff is extremely friendly. Even though it is always packed, reservations are not required as tables are turned around very quickly. Monastiraki Square and metro station are just steps away.

O Thanasis Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: 10 am-2 am 7 days a week.
  • Website: othanasis.com
  • Location: Mitropoleos 69 , Monastiraki.
  • Telephone: +30 210 324 4705
  • View: Lots of people-watching opportunities as the restaurant is situated on the busy Monastiraki Square.
  • Parking: 4 parking garages are in a 5-minute walking radius.
  • Metro: Monastiraki metro station is a minute’s walk away.

O Thanasis

O Thanasis location

O Thanasis is located in a century-old building in Monastiraki Square.

O Thanasis history

It was established by 2 brothers – Thanasis and Xristos – in 1965.

O Thanasis outdoor seating

There is plenty of outdoor seating around the restaurant.

O Thanasis indoor seating

Inside the lively restaurant is a cashier and an open kitchen.

O Thanasis indoor seating

The restaurant is divided into 2 stories, with many tables on both levels.

O Thanasis indoor seating

Diners near the staircase can look down on the tables and the kitchen below.

O Thanasis indoor dining

The family-friendly restaurant has a lot of large tables for groups.

O Thanasis indoor seating

Each of the lower-level rooms opens up to the street and tables outside.

O Thanasis kitchen

Staff inside the open kitchen are busy and energetic.

O Thanasis gyros and souvlakis

O Thanasis is popular for its traditional gyros and souvlakis.

O Thanasis outdoor seating

The bustling pedestrian square outside the restaurant is great for people-watching.

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