What’s one of the best ways to enjoy the Grecian sun? Eat your weight in ice cream and gelato, clearly.
GCT shares the best scoops (places) to visit in Athens.
Gem of a gelato shop in the centre of Athens. They have a range of unique flavours and also a few of your standard flavours: fig, pistachio, lemon, fiori di latte, chocolate earl grey, gianduia (natural nutella tasting flavour), dark chocolate, and the list goes on. All of the choices are made natural without preservatives.
They also have a variety of ice-cream sandwiches.
Owned by a Greek trained in Bologna (northern Italy), is one of the reasons why this place is such a big hit, even amongst the locals. Expect a small queue, but the service is really fast and efficient.
Le Greche will definitely satisfy you dessert cravings and is only a 2 minute walk from Syntagma Square.
Mitropoleos 16, Athina 105 63, Greece, Facebook
One of the leaders in the field of premium ice-cream. We are talking about 100% fresh Greek buffalo milk from Serres in various flavours that take the game to another category. The flavours are endless: choco caramel crunch, limoncello, New York cheesecake and also vegan options.
You can also enjoy your scoop or scoops in a freshly baked bubble waffle (vanilla or double chocolate) with pieces of Belgian chocolate.
At Bufala Gelato, the ice-cream is made daily with fresh ingredients in each of the 9 stores in Greece- Kifissia, Chalandri, Nea Smyrni, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Thessaloniki and Patras.
*Special Offer only for today (July 21)- Come to a Bufala Gelato & you will receive a free scoop of ice cream with every purchase.
Artemidos 1, Glifada 166 74, Greece, Facebook
At Solo Gelato, third generation ice-cream maker Nikos Christogeorgos has been reviving his grandfather’s traditional recipes since 1951.
Trust us, once you taste what they have to offer, you dream of it for days.
Mango and pistachio are among the most popular choices.
Solo Gelato won the best ice-cream at the European Ice cream Championship, held in Berlin in 2012, but, beyond that it wins over ice-cream lovers every day.
Andrea Papandreou 44, Chalandri 152 31, Greece, Facebook
A place where you can change your mood to be sweet!
The gelato flavours offered at this establishment are phenomenal- choc orange, watermelon, ferrero, strawberry, bueno, banoffee and cookies, just to name a few.
Scoop sizes are also generous.
The only negative is deciding which flavour (or flavours) you’ll buy!
Must try when in Plaka.
Mitropoleos 80, Athina 105 63, Greece, Facebook
If you are searching for a great spot for ice-cream and gelato after all that sightseeing, then this is your place to go!
Their gelato is conceived and developed with passion, based on the excellent Italian tradition to offer visitors only the best from the finest ingredients.
They house classic flavours, but also premium flavours including kinder happy hippo, oreo, parfait cream, kit kat, snickers, cherry lovers, bubblegum, white brownie and raffaello.
Add some excitement by indulging in two scoops!
Adrianou 50, Athina 105 55, Greece, Facebook
Pure ingredients with an unforgettable taste.
At Maraboo, the owner, Vicky, makes the ice-cream everyday and apart from the regular flavours (including dark chocolate, milk chocolate and salted caramel), she always creates new flavours.
Opening up Maraboo was also a dream come true for Vicky, therefore she makes the precious tastes daily.
Archelaou 17, Athina 116 35, Greece, Facebook
Focusing on the original idea of “soft-serve” ice cream, you’ll find soft-serve here like no other place in Athens.
Each unique soft serve flavour has been handmade and can be accompanied with cotton candy.
It’s a small shop, but you will find crazy ingredients, intriguing flavours including-rose petal, coffee, salted pistachio & dark chocolate, and insane combinations.
Not enough words to express the amazing ice-cream on top of a cloud of sugar!
Voulis 23, Athina 105 63, Greece, Facebook