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Zonars

There is no other place as elegant as Zonars in Athens! Situated right in the heart of the city, this highly anticipated, historical Bar/ restaurant has  re-opened its doors after 75 years. Some of the most important personas of the last century have wined & dined at Zonars, such as; Odysseas Elytis, Melina Mercouri, Manolis Chatzidakis, Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn. Recently, the ultra talented brothers Spyros and Chrysanthos Panas – pioneers in greek food & entertainment – have been the ones to renovate and re-introduce this emblematic and very aristocratic venue which, in the spirit of #AthensRevival, continues to cater to international and greek celebrities, such as Marina Ambromovich and Valentino, who really loved it! (I had the honor to meet Valentino in Zonars, tap the link to read the post https://www.thefmartini.com/valentino-meeting-emperor/).

On a sunny day, Zonars is the perfect place to be for an early morning coffee or lunch outdoors (it reminds me of L’Avenue in Paris; however, I like Zonars even more!). You can also enjoy afternoon tea, dinner – sushis or a mixture of traditional greek recipes and haute cuisine indoors – or even a varierty of cocktails at the Bar. Authentic paintings of Picasso, Matisse and Giacometti are part of the unique interior decoration of this amazing restaurant!

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