This cozy family-owned and -operated basement taverna off Adrianou Street is just about my favorite place for a relaxed meal, especially when it's a bit chilly, when I can sit by the pot-bellied wood stove. Don't miss the ancient column that supports the roof in the front room or the enormous wine barrels in the back room. The wine comes from the family vineyards, which have supplied Damigos since it opened in 1835. The delicious skordalia (garlic sauce) is equally good with cod, eggplant, fresh tomatoes, the crispy fried potatoes, a hunk of bread, and so on. The excellent prices mean that there are lots of tourists here and the cod in particular seems to attract many young Japanese travellers. There are also chops and stews on the menu. It's cash-only.
Damigos (The Bakaliarakia)
41 Kidathineon. From Syntagma Square head south on Nikis to Kidathineon; Damigos is downstairs on the left, just before Adrianou.
Our Rating Neighborhood Syntagma Square Hours Daily 7pm to anytime from 11pm–1am. Usually closed June–Aug Transportation Metro: Syntagma Phone 210/322-5084 Prices Main courses €8–€12. Cash only. Cuisine Type Greek Web site Damigos (The Bakaliarakia)
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