Heteroclito, a vibrant, cozy French-style bistro, straddles the border between the shopping district and the historical center of Athens. It’s the perfect place to take a break while you walk around the city. Madeline Lorantos and Dimitris Koumanis have packed the wine list with intriguing finds from all over Greece, pouring 20 of them by the glass and offering all 150 selections at outstanding prices. Every month they highlight two steals, selling them at 2.5€ a glass (150 ml). When you’re sitting there with a glass of spicy Rossiu di Munte Vlachiko and nibbling on local charcuterie like salami from Lefkada and mezes such as dakos, a barley rusk with finely chopped tomato, caper and cream cheese from Zakynthos, Heteroclito feels as Greek as it gets.
Note: May close for a couple of weeks in mid-August.
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