The Athenian House



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The People Behind the Brand

Greek owners, born and raised in Athens, are linked by their sincere interest in safeguarding local regional culinary traditions, their enthusiastic approach to individual local farmers and their quest for top quality standards, innovation and taste. Their love of travel has inspired this new venture, described as a gastronomical journey throughout Greece, from its northern frontiers to its continent, peninsulas and islands.

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Executive Chef


Nena Ismyrnoglou was born in Athens in a Greek family with origins from Smyrna and Constantinople. She studied radio electronics, micro sculpture and gemology. Her first contact with cooking was in Santorini at the age of 17, where she worked between 1983-1991, as a cook, in the first fine dining restaurants of the time «Koukoumavlos» and «1800». In 1992 she opened and co-owned the Athenian restaurant «Kallisti», for which she received several awards in the nineties for the establishment of creative Neo Hellenic cuisine. Between 2000-2002 she worked in the famous Greek restaurant Milos in New York, later worked in Athens at «Γεύσεις με Ονομασία Προέλευσης» and «Pasaji». Nena’s recipes are cherished by Greek families, through her participation in tv shows and gastronomy publishings, while today she is an active partner for the Greek newspaper edition Gastronomos. Throughout her career, she has worked with the Culinary Institute of America and participated in numerous seminars on mediterranean cuisine in New York and California, serving as ambassador of Greek modern cuisine.

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Panos Zouboulis was born in Athens. One of the first oenologists of his generation, Panos studied food technology in Athens and then pursued his studies in oenology at the University of Bordeaux, while he later worked at several châteaux in France. With a thirty-year experience and presence in the field of wine and counseling wines in Greece and abroad, Panos is a specialist in organic and biodynamic cultivation of vines and olives. His true passion lies in rare and unique vines in the world, which remain unspoiled and intact from the phylloxera catastrophe. A true pioneer and perfectionist, he works today as a Consultant Oenologist in Greece and Argentina, with many of his creations having received major distinctions.

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Alexandros Gkikopoulos was born in Athens and studied accounting. During his first years of professional life, he worked as an accountant in the morning and a bartender in the evening. At the age of 26 he decided to devote himself to bartending. Since then, he has prepared cocktail lists for numerous hotels and bars around Greece, emphasizing on the quality of first ingredients such as the ice or the fruits used for the drinks. In 2015, the international cocktail guru Gary Regan selected his drink "Supernature" to be included in his famous "101 Best New Cocktails Volume". Today Alexandros represents one of the most talented Greek mixologists, participating in numerous international seminars and awards. Known for his humor, auto-sarcasm and bluntness, he sees himself as a crazy bartender who likes to communicate with people in front of the bar.



Our restaurant is now closed for Winter 2020-2021.

Our team is working hard to ensure all hygiene protocols according to HACCP and EODY (Greek Government Health Organisation) regulations are implemented in the most accurate and consistent manner, to ensure our employees‘ and our customers‘ safety.
New Qr menus and printed disposable menus, designated hand sanitizer points, mask & glove disposal stations, UV desinfection lamps and daily temperature documentation of our staff are only a few of the measures included in The Athenian House Covid 19 Manual.

Terms And Conditions

  • The Restaurant operates from April 1st to October 31st only for the summer season, 7 days a week, from 18:00 to 12:00. The kitchen closes at 10:30 (last order).
  • We accept reservations any time in advance via internet using the above form, only upon prepayment guarantee, or via phone at +30698 1464430 only last minute 24 h before the booking date, upon availability.
  • Our reservation line is open everyday from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm. During working hours of the restaurant, lines are still open but mostly available for last minute reservations.
  • All reservations will be held for 15 minutes, before being released to walk-ins or other diners. Kindly consult the video in this website for the best route to reach our restaurant.
  • Except booking for private parties, any reservation of tables on our outdoor terraces or our interiors is subject to the seating arrangement of the date of the dinner. Due to high demand, special table requests are noted, on first-come first-serve basis, from the booking to the arrival time.
  • For groups up to 12 people, prepayment is refundable only upon cancellation 48 hours before the time of the booking. For groups larger than 13 people, prepayment is refundable only upon cancellation one week before. For private parties, prepayment is refundable two weeks before. 
  • Refunds 100% are eligible only if cancellation takes place within specified time, by mail at
  • Our standard restaurant policy includes 100% refund upon written notice within deadlines prescribed in our terms and conditions above. All refunds are processed by end of month, for each month‘s bookings e.g. cancellations for August bookings are processed for refund closing end of August. Once the refund transaction is completed from our side you should see transaction complete in your account within 3-5 days. The refund will be made by using the same means of payment as the prepayment.
  • For change of date or time of an existing reservation, please contact directly our team by mail at All requests for change are subject to availability and valid only upon written confirmation by email to you. 
  • Our restaurant is child friendly. All children accepted and baby chairs available upon request, subject to seating arrangement. 
  • For special dietary requirements or any particular requests kindly inform your waiter upon arrival.
  • Any outsource food or drink is not permitted to be consumed in the restaurant.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the interiors of the restaurant. On the outdoor terraces, smoking is allowed only in the designated area. 
  • Our restaurant does not have a dress code. Diners often dress up for the occasion, but please feel free to dress any way you feel comfortable.
  • Prices and menus are subject to change without notice. The Restaurant reserves the right to alter any of the above terms without prior notice, cancel or change your booking, in the event of unforeseen or other circumstances outside the Restaurant’s control, including (without limitation) war, strike, earthquake, weather conditions, problems with infrastructure entailing hardship of travel to the Restaurant, illness of the Restaurant’s chef or other key staff, natural disasters, utility interruptions, safety and security concerns (including outbreak of disease or pandemic) or decisions from any authority. The Restaurant will not be liable to you or any other person for any interest on your prepayment or other costs, expenses, losses or any consequential or indirect loss of costs resulting from such cancellation or rescheduling, including costs of travel or pre-booked accommodation.

Terms And Conditions