Standing out in the midst of the art nouveau architecture of Syntagma Square, there’s a high-ceilinged building from the 1800s, home to By the Glass, the newest entry on the Athens wine map. Here, Fotini Pantzia offers more than 40 wines in 25-ml, 75-ml and 150-ml pours, and more than 150 selections by the bottle, most of them Greek. Pair the velvety Gaia Agiorgitiko with a traditional onion-filled phyllo pie, or the expressive Techni Oinou Malagouzia with the spicy chicken with ginger and orange zest. Whether you stop in for a snack or a full dinner, Pantzia’s team of sommeliers can guide you through a list rich with roditis, mavrotragano and other indigenous Greek grapes.
Note: May close for a couple of weeks in mid-August.
Georgiou Souri 3, Syntagma, Athens, Greece
+30 210 323 2560
This story appears in the print issue of August 2013.
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