W for Wine Bars: Discover Greek Varieties in Athens

As the quality of the domestic wines is gaining more and more recognition, excellent wine bars are popping up all around Athens.


This text is part of the article “And the Living is A-Z”, published in Greece-Is Athens, Summer 2018 Edition. By Paulina Björk Kapsalis, Maria Coveou, Nena Dimitriou, Alex King, Maria Korachai, Pagona Lipsati & Alexandra Tzavella.

As more and more wine lovers from Greece and the rest of the world discover the amazing indigenous grape varieties, Athens is becoming a tasting destination for everything produced by the country’s wineries. With knowledgeable sommeliers on hand, the wine bars of the city are here not just to serve you, but to teach as well.

Heteroclito (30 Petraki) has an excellent selection of Greek wine varieties, including biodynamic options. At Oinoscent (45 Voulis), the wine list includes over 1000 selections; the deservedly renowned sommelier will help you choose. Here, you’ll find all the latest good wines available on the market, and the food is scrumptious as well. Private wine tastings are available upon appointment.

At Warehouse CO2 (1 Iperidou & Nikis), in the shade of a large plane tree near Syntagma Square, you can try some of the finest sparkling wines from Greece and the rest of Europe. At Cinque Wine and Deli Bar (15 Agatharchou) in popular Psyrri, you can find a number of well-known wines and enjoy wine tastings, too.


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