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To Eidikon: just like home

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We go to Piraeus to catch the boat to the islands, but also for dinner at the Apostolis family restaurant.

Today it is the oldest restaurant in Athens, run by the same family since 1920. It does not look like much from the outside, but inside, it has assumed the charm of its age with its black-and-white photographs, its worn and polished marble, and the fridge that stands as proud as a collectors item.

For the record, you might like to know that you are in the presence of the first refrigerator installed in Athens in 1938! The food is simple, familial, and it is Maria Apostolis who is in the kitchen while her husband tells you stories about the restaurant. Her meatballs are deemed to be the best, just like herstapatsao scrambled eggs with tomato, feta, and mint.

Please note that the chef serves all dishes with homemade fries, but nothing prevents you from replacing them with a Greek salad of tomatoes, onions, and olives. As for the retsina, it is another specialty of the house according to the regulars, of which there are many musicians, filmmakers, and actors. They come here to find the warmth of the old Athens, something you too can discover here.

To Eidikon
Psaron 38 & Salaminos
Drapetsona
18 546 Piraeus

+30 210 461 2674

Menu: around 12 EUR

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