NileGuide Expert Says:
Highly recommended for seeing an incredible sunset in Philopappou and ending the day well off the beaten path.
Odos Pentelis 104, Marousi, Greece
21 0804 0035
NileGuide Expert tip:
Call first! This is a mom and pop operation that might close up shop if it looks like it behooves them to do so, but they're happy to open for customers. (You might want to have a translator on hand.)
Passing through the backroads of Philopappou, skirting the bluecollar neighborhood of Ana Petralona, you will pass a candy-colored taverna that looks like it's been made out of decoupage and leftover housing materials. To Koutouki has the most offbeat "roof garden" in Athens, home style food like deep fried zucchini, tzatziki and boiled greens with lemon and olive oil, and a staff that may be limited in their English but makes up for it in enthusiasm.
To find it, start from the Dora Stratou Theater parking lot and walk up the road, across the bridge. You'll see it then.