Athens is hilly, therefore an excellent
candidate for restaurants with stunning
views. Starting at Thision, the semicasual
restaurant Filistron (23 Apostolou
Pavlou, 210 3467554) offers a perfect view
of the Acropolis hill and reasonably
priced Greek specialties such as zucchini
balls and fresh salads. On the same
street but much more upscale, Pil-
Poul restaurant (51 Apostolou Pavlou,
210 342665) with its French cuisine and
well-heeled clientele has the same view
from its beautiful terrace. Back towards
Kolonaki, at the top of the Lycabettus
hill is the well-known Orizontes
(Lycavitos Hill, 210 7227065), with an
amazing birds-eye-view of Athens. The
menu focuses on French and creative
Greek cuisine and is open from noon.
To get there, you have to take the
funicular from the corner of Kleomenous
& Ploutarchou streets (see Outdoors-
Lycabettus Hill). Benaki Museum (1
Koumbari, 210 3671000) in Kolonaki is
known for its collection of antiquities,
as well as its fourth-floor café-restaurant
which opens in a beautiful terrace with
a unique view of the National Gardens
and the Parliament. Its central location
makes it an ideal place for a break after
a long walk in the hot sun and refueling
with tasty food. The menu offers salads,
pasta, chicken dishes, but you can also
have a coffee and a sandwich. Last but
not least, GB Roof Garden (1, Vasileos
Georgiou, Syntagma sq, 210 3330000) on
the roof of the Grande Bretagne Hotel is
a must for the best view of the city centre
and a luxurious meal.