Discover Ydria: A Blend of Tradition and Modernity in the Heart of Plaka

Located in the picturesque district of Plaka, just steps away from the ancient Agora, Ydria has been a beloved destination for both locals and visitors alike for many years. At Ydria, we cherish the rich history of Athens and strive to bring it to life through our culinary offerings and ambiance.

Our establishment has undergone thoughtful renovations to not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also elevate the gastronomic experience. Our menu, crafted by the award-winning chef Giannis Solakis, is a testament to our commitment to quality and creativity. It features a fusion of traditional Greek dishes reimagined with modern twists, using the finest local ingredients sourced from across Greece.

At Ydria, we are more than just a restaurant; we are a meeting place for culture, history, and community. Whether you are seeking a meal steeped in Mediterranean flavors or a cozy spot to sip on our finely selected wines, Ydria offers a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience. Join us as we continue to celebrate the tastes of yesterday and today, right in the heart of Athens’ historic center.

Flavors of Plaka: Culinary Delights in Athens' Historic Heart.


Ydria: A Culinary Landmark in Plaka Since 1998

Since opening our doors in 1998, we have been offering a quintessential al fresco dining experience right in the vibrant heart of Plaka. Nestled among picturesque streets and historical landmarks, our outdoor seating area invites you to enjoy the balmy Athenian climate while indulging in the best of Greek cuisine. Our commitment to maintaining the charm and history of Plaka, combined with our passion for exceptional food and service, makes every meal a memorable event. Join us where the past and present of Athens mingle under the open sky.

Explore Our Menu: A Taste of Greek Tradition and Innovation


  • Eggplant Salad: 5,50€
  • Tirokafteri (Spicy Cheese Spread): 5,50€
  • Fava (Mashed Yellow Split Peas): 5,50€
  • Tzatziki: 6,00€
  • Fried Potatoes: with Cretan gruyere and truffle oil 6,00€ 
  • Soup of the Day: 7,00€
  • Mixed Creams Plate: (Tzatziki, eggplant salad, fava, spicy cheese spread served with bread sticks and small pita) 8,00€
  • Haloumi Saganaki (Fried Haloumi Cheese): with pears and tsipouro 9,00€
  • Zucchini Balls: 9,00€
  • Spinach-Cheese Pie: with feta cheese and fresh herbs 9,50€
  • Grilled Mushrooms Variety: 10,00€
  • Sea Bass Carpaccio: with citrus, pomegranate, and yuzu 14,00€
  • Steamed Mussels: in a lemon wine sauce 14,00€
  • Seafood Saganaki: with mussels, octopus, calamari, and shrimp 20,00€
  • Cold Cuts and Cheese Platter: with season’s fruit chutney, nuts, and bakery products 22,00€



  • Greek Salad: with tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, peppers, and olives 9,50€
  • Mykonos Salad: with tomato, cherry tomatoes, xinomyzithra cheese, arugula, rusk, and carob rusk 12,00€
  • Caesar Salad: with shrimp or grilled chicken 16,00€/14,00€
  • Mixed Green Salad: with goat cheese, pomegranate, prosciutto, and pomegranate sauce 16,00€
  • Fisherman’s Salad: with shrimp and smoked salmon 18,00€

Greek Traditional Dishes

  • Gemista (Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers): with rice, raisins, and pine nuts 12,00€
  • Pastitsio: 12,00€
  • Vegetarian Moussaka: 12,00€
  • Moussaka: with black Angus beef 13,50€
  • Chicken Gyros: with fried potatoes, pita, and tzatziki 16,00€
  • Lamb Gyros: with pita, tzatziki, tomato, and potatoes 19,00€


Main Courses

  • Grilled Calamari: with bulgur wheat pesto 16,00€
  • Grilled Salmon: with pureed spinach and white rice 20,00€
  • Grilled Sea Bass: with asparagus 20,00€
  • Grilled Octopus: with fava and caramelized onions 21,00€
  • Fresh Fish per Kg: (Dorada, Sea Bass, Sea Bream) 65,00€

Pasta & Risotto

  • Spaghetti Bolognese: 14,00€
  • Vegetable Risotto: with pumpkin, goat cheese, and almond flakes 15,00€
  • Mushroom Risotto: with Parmesan and truffle oil 16,00€
  • Seafood Spaghetti: with cherry tomatoes 23,00€
  • Lobster Spaghetti for Two: with herbs and cherry tomatoes 39,00€ (70,00€ for two)

Main Dishes

  • Grilled Chicken: with steamed rice and black rice 15,00€
  • Chicken Souvlaki: with vegetables and sweet potato puree 15,00€
  • Lamb Shank: with duo of potato puree and spinach 20,00€
  • Burger: with fresh minced beef, provolone cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise, truffle, and fried potatoes 17,50€
  • Grilled Fillet: with grilled vegetables and provolone or pepper sauce 29,00€

Ydria Bar: Spirits and Ambiance in the Heart of Plaka

Signature Dishes: The Essence of Greek Gastronomy at Ydria

At Ydria, we take pride in offering a menu that embodies the rich culinary traditions of Greece while embracing contemporary flavors. Each dish is a testament to our passion for high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and our commitment to culinary excellence. From the freshest seafood selections like our Grilled Sea Bass and Seafood Saganaki to hearty land fare such as our signature Moussaka and succulent Lamb Gyros, our menu caters to a variety of tastes and preferences.

Beyond classic choices, we also innovate with unique offerings that highlight the versatility of Greek cuisine. Our Vegetarian Moussaka adapts a beloved classic for plant-based diets, while adventurous palates can savor the Lobster Spaghetti, a luxurious blend of seafood and pasta garnished with herbs and cherry tomatoes. Whether you are dining in the picturesque setting of Plaka or enjoying a casual meal at our vibrant bar, Ydria's dishes promise a memorable gastronomic journey through the flavors of Greece.

Ydria: A Culinary Landmark in Plaka Since 1998

Since its establishment in 1998, Ydria has become a cornerstone of culinary tradition in the historic heart of Athens, Plaka. With its prime location next to the ancient Agora, Ydria offers not just a meal, but an immersive experience that combines flavors, history, and culture. Our dedication to authenticity and quality has made us a favorite among locals and tourists alike. At Ydria, we cherish the craft of Greek cuisine, carefully preparing each dish to ensure a genuine taste of traditional recipes enhanced by modern culinary techniques.


Ydria's atmosphere is as inviting as its menu, with a beautifully renovated space that respects its historic surroundings while offering contemporary comfort. Our outdoor seating area allows guests to dine under the Athenian sky, amidst the buzz of city life and the serene beauty of Plaka’s picturesque streets. Every visit to Ydria is more than just dining; it’s an experience that celebrates the gastronomic heritage of Greece with a touch of modern elegance. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner, a family meal, or a gathering with friends, Ydria provides the perfect backdrop for making lasting memories.


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