Top 3 dessert places to go in Athens

Everybody has their favourite dessert, sometimes it’s hard to choose which one reaches number one on your list. If you’re planning on taking a trip to Athens, make sure you visit these three heavenly dessert places to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours.

  1. Xara
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Chicago ice cream  Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

Xara is a family orientated patisserie and ice cream parlour that has been open since 1969. The place is still so busy that even on the weekends there will be a queue of people waiting for the fresh and delicious goodies that this place provides. Their specialities include the ekmek ice cream and the Chicago ice cream.

Rating: 9/10

Address: Patision 339, Athina 111 44

Phone number: 21 0228 7266

Opening times: 9AM – 2AM

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ekmek ice cream  Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

2.  Da Vinci

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Nutella gelato with a chocolate hazelnut cone   Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

This beautifully designed gelato parlour is located in the heart of Monastiraki. Da Vinci is loved by both locals and tourists because their gelato is utterly delightful.  You can mix and match with the variety of flavours and cones they have for choice. From creamy Nutella to refreshing coconut, each flavour will satisfy your craving. You can also choose from a classic plain, sprinkled or nutty cone.

Rating: 8.5/10

Address: 105 55, Adrianou 50, Athina 105 55

Phone number: 21 0325 3863

Opening times: 9AM – 10AM

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Gelato and cone choices   Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

3. Lukumades

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Lukumades    Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

This hot spot can be found at the end of Ermou in Syntagma. This cute dessert shop carries on the sweet traditional delicacy in the Greek cuisine; Lukumades. The small fried doughnut balls can be smothered in dark, milk or white chocolate sauce along with a scoop of oreo ice cream, or you can have it the classic way with drizzled honey or icing sugar. Try to tackle on the challenge of finishing off all of the 10 scrumptious little lukumades at once.

Rating: 8/10

Address: Aiolou 21, Athina 105 51

Phone number: 21 0321 0880

Opening times: 9AM -1AM

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