8 Best Seaside Fish Restaurants in Athens

Are you looking for the best seaside fish restaurants in Athens? Or simply the best waterfront seafood dining in Athens? Athens’ coastline is 35 km long (from Piraeus port to the Vouliagmeni area) and as you can imagine the choice of Athens Restaurants with water views is endless.

Find in this post a shortlist of some of the best seaside fish restaurants in Athens in Athens to help you decide easier and pick up the best for you.

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Best Seaside Fish Restaurants in Athens

1. Varoulko Restaurant

Mikrolimano view

Varoulko is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Athens, a Michelin Star restaurant, at a fantastic spot in Mikrolimano Marina. Set against a stunning coastal backdrop, Varoulko offers a laid-back dining vibe with flavors that will be a memorable experience. With chef extraordinaire Lefteris Lazarou at the helm, this joint has gained fame for using local ingredients and giving classic Greek dishes a fun makeover.

Sesame-crusted tuna fillet, seaweed salad & soy – lime sauce.

Specialties: All kinds of fish and seafood you can think of. Fish spaghetti with minced shrimp and baked tomatoes and fish with cream beetroot, colored beets, broccoli, and bearnaise sauce. I love their shrimp risotto with raisins, pine nuts & tomatoes, and their high-ranked sesame-crusted tuna fillet.

Location: Akti Koumoundourou, 54-56 Mikrolimano Marina, Athens, 18545, Greece

Average Cost: €80-100 per person

Book online: bit.ly/2YvMgVM

Best Seaside Fish Restaurant in Glyfada

Glydafa is a posh residential and shopping area by the Athens Riviera, 12km far from the Acropolis. It is also a very popular food destination throughout the year as its restaurants and taverns offer notoriously great food.

2. Nikolas tis Schinoussas Restaurant

Seaside fish restaurants in Athens:  A dish with fish and wine of Nikolas tis Schinoussas in Athens Greece.

Nikolas tis Schinoussas seafront fish restaurant is one of the best in Glyfada. It offers amazing sea views, professional service, and great cuisine focused on fish. Try taramosalata, the Schinousa salad, kritharoto (small pasta), steamed mussels, and any type of fresh fish.

Average Cost: €30-50 per person

Location:  Diadoxou Pavlou 48 Glyfada, Athens GR
For Reservations: +30 210 8949550 & nikolasschirest@gmail.com.

Schinoussa is a small island in the Cyclades group along with Santorini and Mykonos. Find out more about the Cyclades Islands on my dedicated page.

Best Fish Restaurants in Vouliagmeni

Vouliagmeni is another beautiful area in Athens Riviera, one of the most expensive areas to buy or sell property in Greece. It has quite a few seafront fish restaurants that are all offering very high-quality food.

3. Blue Fish Restaurant

Seaside fish restaurants in Athens: Blue Fish restaurant in Athens Greece.
Blue Fish, Seafront Restaurant in Athens

Set on a small beautiful Vouliagmeni bay, and with direct access to the sea, it is an amazing spot to have your meal. Some of my favorite dishes are fried prawns, shrimp tempura, crispy skin sea bream and cacio e pepe di mare tagliatelle.

Seaside fish restaurants in Athens: Blue fish dishes in Athens Greece.
Blue Fish dishes

If you do not want to have a full meal, go to the oyster bar with comfortable bamboo beds for sunset time, where fine oysters and seafood are served in harmony with different champagnes. At lunchtime the mood is relaxed, the flavors more comforting, the sailboats drop anchor in front of you and you think you’re on an island.

Average cost: €50-60 per person

Location: Poseidonos Ave. 4, Vouliagmeni 16671 Greece

For Reservations: +30 21 0967 1778

4. Garbi Restaurant

Garbi seafront fish restaurant set tables by the water in Athens Greece.

Garbi restaurant has been one of the best seaside fish restaurants in Athens since 1924. Garbi’s dinner is very elegant with the white color dominating with large glass windows around the restaurant and at the back, there is a small garden with tables under huge umbrellas.

Seaside fish restaurants in Athens:  Garbi restaurant dishes in Athens Greece.
Garbi’s dishes

Choose their crab salad, fish ceviche, seafood pasta, or risotto with their fish coming daily from Leros, Crete, and Andros. Their Greek traditional dishes with some twists like their Mediterranean fish soup and shrimp mousaka. They have one of the best tarama salads in Athens!

Average cost: €30-50 per person

Location: 21 Iliou, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

For Reservations: +30 210.8963480 / +30 210.8963460

5. Ithaki Restaurant

Ithaki seaside  restaurant with the Four Seasons Hotel in the background in Athens Greece.
Four Seasons Hotel in the background

Ithaki is one of the most famous, old, and classy fish restaurants on the Athens Riviera. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, you will get high-class service and food. Check out their seafood risotto, grilled prawns, and octopus.

Average Cost: €50-100 per person

Location: Apollonos, Athinas 28, Vouliagmeni

Reserve your table at +30 21 0896 3747

6. Sardelaki Vouliagmenis

Food, atmosphere, view, friendly and fast service with the appetizer platter stealing the show in the beginning, all wonderful! The stuffed calamari is a must-try, and the salad menu is great. Everything was delicious! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, definitely recommended.

Appetizers to select

The restaurant offers an amazing sea view, good food, and satisfying portions. Prices are reasonable considering the location. The unique feature of selecting appetizers from a platter at the beginning is particularly enjoyable. Whether seafood or fish, everything we tried was incredibly tasty and filling.

Summary: We visited this restaurant after a day at the beach and were pleasantly surprised in every aspect. Efficient staff, delicious food, delightful view, and relaxing ambiance. Highly recommended!

Address: Poseidonos Avenue 18, Vouliagmeni, 166 71

Phone: +30 210 9670913

Price: 30-35€ (excluding wine)

7. Lambros Restaurant in Vouliagmeni

Best Seafood restaurants in Athens,  Lambros Seaside restaurant in Vouliagmeni in Athens Greece.

Lambros is a historical restaurant, operating since 1889, and a famous fish restaurant in Athens. Set right across the Vouliagmeni Lake, is fortunate to have all of Vouliagmeni Bay in front of its tables.

Etrance to Vouliagmeni Lake with three persons, umbrellas and green in Athens Greece.
Entrance to Vouliagmeni Lake

The legendary dishes of Lambros are the mussel pilaf, with raisins, pine nuts, and dill, while the marinated anchovies, the crayfish, and also the saganaki with shrimp are excellent choices.

At the end of your meal, try kataifi ekmek, a mouthwatering traditional sweet.

Average Cost: €40-60 per person

Location: Poseidonos Avenue 20, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

Reserve your table at +30 21 0896 0144 & +30 210 8961829

Best Seafood Restaurant in Athens Center

8. Aiolou 68 Restaurant

Best Seafood restaurants in Athens,  Aiolou 68 tavern yard with some people sitting in Athens Greece.

Aiolou 68 is a very central fish restaurant in Athens, close to Monastiraki Square founded in 2015 by three young men who love the sea and its food.

They bring their fish from Aigio and Preveza seaside Greek towns and cook them in a Greek traditional way accompanied by a wide selection of ouzo.

Best Seafood restaurants in Athens,  Aiolou 68 mussels in Athens Greece.
Steamed mussels

Specialties: Their dishes include exceptional sea bass, crab salad, steamed mussels, and bloody mary shrimp. Try their fava spread and don’t hesitate to choose local salty greens and their fabulous Greek salad.

Average Cost: €25-35 per person

Location: Aiolou 68, Athens, book at +30 21 0324 7925

The best nearby hotel is La Maison Athenes.

FAQs for Fish Restaurants in Athens

Where are the best areas to find seafront fish restaurants in Athens?

The most popular areas are:

  • Piraeus: Bustling port town with numerous fishermen’s taverns and Michelin-starred options.
  • Mikrolimano: Picturesque harbor with renowned seafood specialists and upscale choices.
  • Glyfada: Chic coastal suburb with stylish restaurants and relaxed options.
  • Vouliagmeni: Upscale area with luxury resorts and gourmet seafood restaurants.
  • Paleo Faliro: Family-friendly beach area with casual seafood spots and upscale choices.

What kind of fish dishes can I expect?

Depending on the season, you’ll find fresh catches like sea bass, bream, grouper, squid, octopus, mussels, and shrimp. Traditional preparations include grilled fish, baked on parchment paper, fried (especially small fish), and stews. More modern restaurants offer innovative approaches like ceviche and tartare.

What is the price range for these restaurants?

The range varies greatly. Piraeus offers budget-friendly tavernas, while Mikrolimano and Glyfada lean towards mid-range to upscale. Vouliagmeni is generally more expensive due to its luxurious setting.

Do I need reservations?

Reservations are highly recommended, especially for popular restaurants and weekends.

Do these restaurants have outdoor seating?

Many seaside restaurants focus on offering outdoor seating to take advantage of the scenic views. Nonetheless, it’s advisable to verify by visiting the websites of specific restaurants or making a call to confirm.

What else should I know before going?

  • The dress code varies, but most are casual or smart casual.
  • Consider dietary restrictions when choosing a restaurant.
  • Ask about daily specials and fresh catches.
  • Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and savor the delicious seafood!

Tips for first-time visitors to Athens

The Acropolis Hill
  • Try the koulouri, a small round piece of bread usually with sesame and a Greek coffee and you become instantly a Greek local!
  • If you are staying for more than a day in Athens buy the €30 combination ticket, valid for all the archaeological sites for 5 days.
  • If you are not squeamish about blood or fish smell visit the famous Varvakios Market, on Athinas Street, a 10-minute walk from Monastiraki Square an indoor and outdoor food market. The vendors sell fresh meat, fish, fruit, spices, and products from around the country.
  • If you have the time, besides the stunning Acropolis Museum, I highly recommend the National Archaeological Museum, the biggest Museum in Greece with ancient artifacts from all over the country.
  • Other significant Museums are the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (1 metro station far from Acropolis, at Fix Station) and Goulandris Museum, 5 minutes away from Panathenaic Stadium
  • You may enjoy: 25 Top Things to Do in Athens Greece.

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