With a history that goes back to 1958, Navagio ton Aggelon offers Greek cuisine at the centre of Athens. At a traditional space, operates consistently and lovingly in a warm and friendly environment where photos from old rebetes (rebetiko singers) meet moments from the old Greek cinema. Very good and quality food, Greek specialties, mezedes, seafood and grilled meats. All these meet the four-member rebetiko company that plays live music in the evenings and creates a magical atmosphere
Entering the Museum we’ve been given a flyer about this place, which we ignored as we usually do, because we hate tourist traps. Boy was I wrong!
After our visit to the museum we were looking for a place to eat and, on our way, our attention was caught by this small and cozy place. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and invited to have lunch inside. We had musaka and a greek salad, both totally amazing. Truly traditional and mom-like food. Im writing this review as I finish eating because our full experience was awesome and this place is clearly under appreciated. Just come and enjoy.
I have been to «Navagio ton Aggelon» (Shipwreck of the Angels) several times, and in my opinion it’s one of the most authentic places in central Athens for this type of music (the owner, Stelios, is someone you have to see to believe). The only problem can be the smoke, on a busy night. The later you go, the better – I remember leaving at 5am once, but it’s a few years ago. Enjoy!
I guess this isn’t really a restaurant, but rather a music café.
Food: there is a very limited menu of meze (snacks). However, if you combine them, you got your whole full meal
Athmosphere: nice local, but the real deal is the rembetiko with the owner Stelios, who participates
Prices: very good
Timing: Things do not really start until 21:30 or later
My wife and I went twice to this ‘taverna’ during September 2014. The first time we went there was too early for Greeks (around 8:30 pm) and we could only have a dinner accompanied by rebetik disks and by the owner singing live some of them. The main course was fried cod fish acoompanied with ‘skordalia’ (a thick purée made with garlic on a smashed potatoes base) and in my opinion was very good. The friendly owner offered us ‘raki’ as soon as we sat to our table and, as usual in Greece, fruit and cookies when ordered coffee (Greek of course). The second time we definitely went there later (around 10:30 pm) and the taverna was turned into a live rebetik session with a band of three very good musicians and around 11:30 the owner joined the band playing guitar and singing. The public was mainly young Greeks plus a few foreigner turist. In few words: one of our best night during our Greek holiday!