The 7 Best Wine Bars in Athens
Wine is perfectly interwoven with every aspect of the Greek life and society. The gift of God Dionysus to people holds a special place in the heart of the Greeks and is consumed in everyday life, as an ingredient in famous Greek dishes, as a drink and even in religious ceremonies. From the famous symposiums of antiquity, which were banquets that took place after the meal, to modern wine bars, Athens continues to be the center of wine tasting.
We cannot think of a better way to spend a cold winter night than enjoying a glass of wine in the warmth and comfort of a cozy wine bar in the center of Athens or its suburbs while hanging out with your friends or your significant other. Athens will not disappoint you: it offers a wide range of wine bars for all tastes and at low prices. We recommend just a few below.
1. Divino Wine Case
Divino Wine Case is the ultimate wine bar, with a large wine list, a friendly atmosphere with industrial decoration, full of smiling faces all around, and an ideal placement at the heart of Thiseio. A key element in this space is the central wooden bar over which hang dozen of glasses of wine.
The owners of this place promote various wines from Greek vineyards! In the Divino Wine Case, however, importance is also given to the food served. You should definitely try the variety of cheeses and sausages, their famous bruschettas with jamon and cherry tomatoes as well as the special dishes of the day. And for dessert, don’t forget to order the delicious quiche Lorraine prepared on a daily basis using a secret family recipe from the island of Reunion! The dishes are carefully selected in order to match with the tasting of some of the 90 labels of wine available. Divino is actually Divine! It is a jewel in the heart of Athens which never runs out of new wine for you to taste!
Location: Akamantos 11, Athens (Thiseio train station)
A breath away from the Acropolis Museum, Wine Point bar is a guaranteed solution for a pleasant nightlife with friends. Wine Point was created out of love for good wine and in order to become a place that friends will have a good time, clink their glasses together and relax!
A white here, a red there, and why not a rosé, the colors parade inside the glasses. Here you can find an amazing wine list and delicious finger food with traditional Greek cheese (without extra charge!). Being at the same time a cellar and a wine bar, the Wine Point is a place of conviviality. The wine cellar has 270 labels from 55 local and 25 international varieties. The bar’s mission is to provide its customers with exceptional wine paired with a delicious dish that will entice both the amateur and the expert in both a relaxing and intimate setting.
Location: Porinou 2, Athens (Acropolis metro station)
At Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, the owners have shown true appreciation and knowledge of the wine served. The place owes its name to its vintage architecture that refers to 18th century France. It is a very cozy place with extremely polite staff, many wine varieties and fine dishes! The owners wanted it to create a friendly, welcoming place where both wine lovers and novices felt at home, a place which blends great wine and great people. Here, different glasses are used for different wines and special care is taken for the temperature of the wine so as for the visitor to be able to taste its aroma. Vintage’s wine list consists of over 500 labels from Greek and international vineyards.
In a few words, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is a timeless place that will make you forget the little hassles of everyday life over a drink. The bar is found in Mitropoleos Street, a breath away from Syntagma square and is housed in an abandoned historical building. Stop in for a taste, a pour, or a bottle of Vintage’s selected wines.
Location: Mitropoleos 66, Athens (Syntagma metro station)
Oinos means "wine" in ancient Greek. Oinoscent used to be a wine cellar, but was only a matter of time before it evolved into the first wine bar of Athens. There you will find more than 700 labels of wine from Greek and foreign producers such as the recommended herb-scented Mavrodaphne. At Oinoscent, wine tasting events are also held from time to time. Oinoscent offers guests the opportunity to come and eat comforting and tasty Greek dishes in a warm, inviting and non-smoking place. And of course, don’t forget to pay a visit to the bar’s wine cellar in the basement.
Location: Voulis 45-47, Athens (Syntagma metro station)
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If you are looking for a modern place for a gathering with your friends, a warm place that differs from the impersonal lifestyle of the capital, Fabrica de Vino is here for you. It is located in Benaki Street and it is housed in a 19th century building, which used to be the residence of general Plastiras. Reasonable prices, wines from 130 Greek producers and an interesting live musical selection with traditional Greek music await you. Note that Fabrica de Vino has a total of 500 labels, of which 40 are also available in a glass. Don't resist taking one with you at home, since Fabrica De Vino is also a wine shop. Also, many of these labels can be found at the prices of their winery. The ability to have a good time without spending much might be the secret of Fabrica de Vino. Beyond the tapas and the Greek cheeses and sausages that accompany the wine, there is also a section that functions as a tavern (during the winter season) with fine dishes and mezedes from the Greek cuisine. This bar stands by its motto: Οίνος Ευφραίνει Καρδιάν Ανθρώπου (Wine to Gladden the Heart of Man).
Location: Emmanouil Benaki 3, Athens (Omonoia metro station)
By the Glass wine bar is a place where the personnel always wishes to offer customers a wine that suits them and are interested in always informing them about the prices, something that happens in all wine-bars abroad. The atmosphere is so warm. It’s a place which will definitely amaze you, a heaven on Earth! This Parisian-like wine bar has been designed by and for lovers of wine, a place which combines stylish aesthetics, professionalism and quality all-classic music!! If someone chooses to go on a Sunday, they will also hear wonderful live performances. The shop loves the jazz rhythms, so on Wednesdays invites its customers for "Wine & Chill Jazz” nights.
Location: Souri 2, Athens (Syntagma metro station)
The bar stands out because of its atmosphere and decorations. The owner of the bar and its personnel are widely informed about the wine they propose. The list of wines is extensive, the prices are logical, the service excellent: the best choice for a night in Ilioupoli. The majority of the wines offered are of Greek origin. Within a carefully decorated setting, one can enjoy the marriage of a fine wine with delicious food, for example the famous pastirma pie. What else could you ask for?
The elegance of the place reminds you of another era. This sense coupled with the jazz music that sweetens your ears, create the perfect combination to enjoy good wine and quality food. We are not at all surprised that the motto of the bar is: The art and soul of wine and dine.
Location: Frinis 8, Ilioupoli (Dafni metro station)
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Drinking wine is the best way to spend a cold winter night. So, if you are a wine enthusiast, we highly recommend visiting these wine bars along with your group of friends. As Shakespeare said, "Good company, good wine can make good people".