Pangrati and Mets are adjoining neighborhoods in Athens south of Kolonaki and east of the National Garden.
The neighborhood offers many restaurants which haven't yet been overrun with tourists.
- Anatolitiki Kebap, corner of Formionos and Ymmitou, Pangrati. Neighborhood taverna offering kebaps (Aaatolian and Armenian style), chicken gyros (gyro koutopoulo), other wonderful foods from Ottoman cooking. The Giaourtlou Kebap is a unique dish originating in Turkey, it is a must try at this restaurant. The owner goes weekly to buy the freshest Dodoni feta from Preveza. The horiatiki salads are worth the visit! very reasonable.
- Another good choice here is Karavitis at 33 Arktínou, near Pafsaníou tel 210 75 15 155, a severely traditional taverna where the speciality is stamnaki, or beef, potatoes and cheese cooked in tomato sauce in an individual clay pot. The fried zucchini here are also always good. Mostly patronized by Greeks, but there is an English-language menu.
- President Hotel Athens, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens (Nearest metro station is Ambelokipoi, which is on Alexandras avenue. 5 min walk from Alexandras avenue is Kifissias avenue, and the hotel is located 5 min walk from that junction.), ☎ +30 2106989000, . checkin: noon; checkout: noon. President is a 4 star hotel renovated in 2004 with a lovely terrace bar and pool, 3 restaurants with view of the Lycabetus hill, and very accommodating personnel. The hotel is in an ideal location for catching the bus or the metro for the north suberbs of athens, e.g. Kifisia, Marousi, Chalandri, etc.. Acropolis, Lycabetus hill, Syntagma square are all withing 5 to 15 min taxi drive. Cost: c.Euro 80 per night for a double bed room.