Top 10 Ice Cream Places in Athens

 
 Searching for the best ice cream spots in Athens? Look no further, as we have compiled a list with the 10 best gelaterias of the city!

Searching for the best ice cream spots in Athens? Look no further, as we have compiled a list with the 10 best gelaterias of the city!

There’s no tastier way to beat the summer heat in Athens than some creamy gelato or ice cream. Greece truly has some of the most delicious gelato you’ll ever taste and there are many spots to choose from in Athens. We’ve narrowed down the top 10 ice cream places (in no particular order) with the most delicious ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.

1.      Da Vinci - A classic gelato spot in the heart of Monastiraki

 The interior of Da Vinci gelato, designed with attention to detail.

The interior of Da Vinci gelato, designed with attention to detail.

 The sprinkled cones, the trademark of Da Vinci gelato. Source: http://beausillage.com

The sprinkled cones, the trademark of Da Vinci gelato. Source: http://beausillage.com

A personal favorite, this place has legitimately some of the most creamy gelato in Athens. It’s usually quite busy and packed with tourists and locals alike. With a single scoop starting at just 2.20, it is also quite affordable. There are so many flavors to choose from that allow you to customize and add toppings as you desire. The vaflaki (mini waffles) are also a must try for the ultimate dessert.

Where: Adrianou 50, Monastiraki | 4 Selley Street, Plaka | 19 Kassaveti Street, Kifissia

Must Try:  Rich dark chocolate ice cream

2.      Zuccherino - More than just gelato!

 Dark chocolate and nutella flavors.

Dark chocolate and nutella flavors.

 The all-time favorite caramel flavor.

The all-time favorite caramel flavor.

Visit this bright dessert heaven located in Nea Smyrni for a wide array of gelato, greek desserts, and coffee. With their generous portion sizes, it’s one of the best ice cream spots in Athens for a reason and will surely not disappoint you! Enjoy the beautiful decor inside or relax with your gelato in their outdoor seating area in Nea Smyrni after your long walk around the city. They also serve a great cup of coffee for all you caffeine addicts.

Where: Mitropoleos 80, Monastiraki | 2as Maiou 12, Nea Smyrni | Proteos & Seirinon, Palaio Faliro | Ag. Alexandrou & Naiadon, Palaio Faliro

Must Try: Salty Pistachio ice cream

3.      Le Greche  - The most authentic gelato in Athens

 A rainbow of flavors at Le Greche gelateria in downtown Athens. Source: Dimitris Kleanthis

A rainbow of flavors at Le Greche gelateria in downtown Athens. Source: Dimitris Kleanthis

 Gianduia & fiore di latte biscuit delicacies. Source: kamaspointoffood

Gianduia & fiore di latte biscuit delicacies. Source: kamaspointoffood

Transport yourself to Italy while enjoying the incredibly creamy gelato at Le Greche. With a limited selection of flavors, this place definitely values quality over quantity. The ingredients are natural and come from various regions of Greece and Italy, such as ricotta cheese from Crete, coffee from Naples, and lemons from Argos. Be prepared to wait as there are usually people lined up at this popular little shop in Syntagma.

Where: Mitropoleos 16, Syntagma

Must Try: Pistachio from Sicily

4.      Toula's - A locals' favorite

 Visit Toula's and taste the uniquely flavored "mustard" ice cream. Source: talcmag.gr

Visit Toula's and taste the uniquely flavored "mustard" ice cream. Source: talcmag.gr

 "Mama's" flavors can be found at Toula's in Pagrati, a local favorite for Athenians. Source: oneman.gr

"Mama's" flavors can be found at Toula's in Pagrati, a local favorite for Athenians. Source: oneman.gr

Toula’s trademark is their odd sounding but surprisingly delicious mustard flavored ice cream made from whole almonds, caramel, honey, and sheep's milk (a flavor credited by the New York Times). The rest of their ice cream selection feature more conventional flavors such as chocolate and vanilla but are equally delicious!

Where: 41 Eftihidou, Pangrati

Must Try: Mustard flavored ice cream

5.      Dickie Dee - Wins the most Instagram worthy ice cream award

 Soft serve ice cream featuring a unique candy cloud in Dickie Dee; as instagrammable as it gets.

Soft serve ice cream featuring a unique candy cloud in Dickie Dee; as instagrammable as it gets.

As photogenic as it is tasty, Dickie Dee is a new spot that opened in 2018 and serves an incredible quality artisanal soft serve ice cream featuring a unique candy cloud. Don’t miss out on their other desserts such as their moist peanut butter brownies made with 100% real organic peanuts or their strawberry butter croissant with creme patisserie which is freshly baked each morning.

Where: Voulis 23, Monastiraki

Must Try: Fiore di Latte soft serve

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Join our "Get a Taste of Athens" food tour and learn everything about Greek cuisine while enjoying local delicacies

6.      Kokkion - Mouth-watering well thought out and fresh ice cream flavors

 Inside Kokkion gelateria in Psyrri. A variety of flavors is written at the black-board.

Inside Kokkion gelateria in Psyrri. A variety of flavors is written at the black-board.

 If you want to take away some delicious gelato, Kokkion has many suggestions already packed in a cute little jar!

If you want to take away some delicious gelato, Kokkion has many suggestions already packed in a cute little jar!

Choose from artisanal ice cream flavors such as coffee and baileys, chocolate passionfruit, fresh yogurt ice cream made with sheep milk from Mytilini, and mascarpone cheese ice cream with molasses and bergamot. Also be sure to grab some of their jars of uniquely flavored ice cream to satisfy those midnight cravings!

Where: Protogenous 2, Psyrri

Must try: Traditional Greek halvas with sesame honey and tahini

7.      Iceroll - Fresh handmade ice cream with an edge

 Bueno flavor for chocolate lovers.

Bueno flavor for chocolate lovers.

Fresh, quality, handmade ice cream made with 100% natural base of fresh milk (with vanilla or chocolate) or cognac (vegan) milk. You can customize by adding fresh fruit, nuts or super foods and have a healthy iceroll, or combine your favorite chocolates and candy and watch as your unique creation is rolled and put together in front of your eyes!

Where: Giannitsopoulou 2, Glyfada | Athinas 2 & Ermou, Monastiraki

Must try: “Bugatsa” (a greek pastry) - Fresh milk with vanilla base, freshly basked bugatsa crust, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.

8.      Hans & Gretel - A delightful and tasty fairy tale experience!

 Visit Hans & Gretel gelateria in Monastiraki and travel to a fairy land made out of sugar!

Visit Hans & Gretel gelateria in Monastiraki and travel to a fairy land made out of sugar!

This place is definitely an experience that combines the popular fairy tale with dessert. It is always busy as it is very popular among tourists. As soon as you walk into the shop you’ll be engulfed with brightly colored candy decor and the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked “bubble” waffles, chimney cake, and sweet ice cream. Choose from a variety of fun and unique candy toppings to make your ice cream your own. You’ll have as much fun watching the process of the workers assembling your chimney cake or bubble waffles as you will devouring it! It’s great fun especially for the kids or to feed your inner child!

Where: Adrianou 48, Monastiraki

Must try: Chimney cake with ice cream

9.   Caravel - Premium quality ice cream flavors and other traditional desserts

 With natural ingredients coming from Achaia region in Greece, Caravel is considered a strong competitor in the Greek ice-cream market. Source: menshouse.gr

With natural ingredients coming from Achaia region in Greece, Caravel is considered a strong competitor in the Greek ice-cream market. Source: menshouse.gr

Along with their delicious gelato they offer an assortment of their own brand name chocolates, cakes, pies, and other desserts. They offer vegan ice creams as well for those who can’t consume dairy. Everything is reasonably priced and the store is conveniently located near Monastiraki station.

Where: Ermou 78, Monastiraki

Must try: Florentina ice cream

10. Bufala Gelato - A trendy spot that features light, tasty ice cream with 100% fresh buffalo milk

 Nobody can resist to a freshly-baked waffle with two scoops of fresh gelato!

Nobody can resist to a freshly-baked waffle with two scoops of fresh gelato!

This popular and trendy spot is always buzzing with people in the evening. They serve delicious gelato with rich flavors that you can put in cone, cup or waffle. Those who are a bit more health conscious can choose their soft ice cream made without sugar, or their “icefit”, a high protein ice cream. If you’re looking for the ultimate guilty pleasure, get their “buffle cone”, a cone made from a fluffy dough that envelopes your gelato. Don’t miss out on this tasty ice cream heaven if you’re in the Glyfada or Vouliagmeni area! They also have a nice sitting area outside the shop and a playground across the street to take the kids with your ice cream!

Where: Artemidos 1 in Glyfada | Orfeos 2, Vouliagmeni

Must Try: Black coconut ice cream

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 The 10 best ice cream places in Athens by Truevoyagers

The 10 best ice cream places in Athens by Truevoyagers

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Words: Prachi Oza