Bars in Greece

Amazing sunsets, striking interiors, romantic courtyards, and buzzing rooftops with spectacular views form the backdrop for a Greek evening out. The bar scene in Greece has exploded in the last decade and great attention is paid both to atmosphere and innovative cocktail menus. Connecting with people and enjoying a fabulous time together is supremely important to Greeks, and the nightlife reflects that.

The bars listed are mostly in Athens, but we have included one in Mykonos and one in Santorini as well. Most have active Facebook pages where you can see if any special events like guest DJs, live music, or wine tastings may be happening.

Greece’s top bars chosen by Lambros Vakiaros

Handpicked List


45-47 Voulis, Athens 10557
Operating: Monday-Saturday 11:00-1:30

Oinoscent was the first serious wine bar in Athens and has won a devoted following among locals and visitors alike. Service is excellent and the staff know and care about wine. You can also order small plates to nibble on with the wine, including excellent Greek cheeses and charcuterie.

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The Clumsies

30 Praxitelous, Athens 10561
Operating: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-2:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-4:00
Contact: 210 323 2682

Close to Syntagma Square, The Clumsies offers great cocktails and enticing snacks all day and night through the week. Consistently rated one of the top nightspots in the city, this is a great place for a night out with friends, or a coffee and a bite during the day.

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Baba Au Rhum

6 Kleitiou, Athens
Operating: Monday-Saturday 19:00-3:00
Contact: 210 710 9140

Thanos Prunarus, master mixologist, presides over his creation Baba au Rhum, an elegant and welcoming bar downtown. This is a bar that takes its cocktails very seriously, but always with fun and enjoyment in mind.

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Galaxy Bar

46 Vasilissis Sofias, Athens 11528
Operating: Sunday-Thursday 18:00-3:00, Friday & Saturday 18:00-4:00
Contact: 210 728 1402

On the splendid roof terrace of the Hilton Hotel you will find one of the best bars in town: The Galaxy. Amazing views and excellent service make this bar a favorite with the business community. You will find a lively and upscale crowd here most evenings, and it is a perfect spot for entertaining locals and visitors alike.

Hilton Hotel

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Drupes & Drips

20 Zitrou, Athens 11742
Operating: Tuesday-Friday 7:00-22:00, Monday 7:00-16:00, Saturday 7:00-23:00, Sunday closed
Contact: 697 030 0404

Coffee bar and wine bar in one, Drupes n Drips is located in Koukaki, the lovely neighbourhood on the southside of the Acropolis. Come for a morning coffee or a glass of wine and some delectable Greek cheeses in the evening. Within easy walking distance of the Acropolis Museum.

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Peek a Bloom

14 Lekka, Athens 10562
Operating: Monday-Thursday 9:00-2:00, Friday 9:00-3:00, Saturday 9:00-4:00, Sunday 10:00-3:00
Contact: 210 321 9000

As is not uncommon in Athens, Peek a Bloom, near Syntagma Square, is a coffee shop, lunch place and bar rolled into one. Located in a charming ‘stoa’ (an old-fashioned shopping arcade) in the old commercial section of the city, Peek a Bloom combines trendy and traditional perfectly.

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35 Voulis, Athens 10557
Operating: Monday-Friday 18:00-2:00, Saturday 13:00-2:00, Sunday closed
Contact: 210 321 2800

A Japanese pub & grill in the middle of Athens, Birdman offers a unique evening out. The long narrow space invites mingling at the bar. Sample the Japanese beers available and try some of the excellent dishes that are beautifully served.

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Scala Vinoteca

50 Sina and Anagnostopoulou, Athens 10672
Operating: Daily 18:30-1:00
Contact: 210 361 0041 & 697 409 2392

Scala Vinoteca is tucked away in a quiet corner of Kolonaki, about a 10-minute walk from Syntagma Square. The interior is sleek and modern, and there is also seating on the small terrace surrounded by greenery. Scala Vinoteca is both a wine bar with an impressive wine card and a full-service restaurant – excellent either for a romantic evening or business entertaining

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180 Sunset Bar – Mykonos

Mykonos Town, Mykonos 84600
Operating: Daily from 1.5 hours before sunset to 23:00
Contact: 699 360 1424

Housed on the terrace of a historic castle – Panigirakis Castle – that also serves as a hotel, the 180 Sunset Bar offers absolutely stunning views of the sun setting over the sea. The bar serves delicious cocktails and boasts an extensive list of champagnes and wines.

Panigirakis Castle

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Navagio – Santorini

Imerovigli, Santorini 84700
Operating: Daily 19:00-2:00
Contact: 228 602 4737

Housed in a beautiful neoclassical house with a lovely terrace for enjoying breezy evenings, Navagio provides the perfect setting for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. The cocktails are prepared with care to please both the palate and the eye, and the small plates provide delicious bites for nibbling.

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