What's one of the best ways to enjoy the Grecian sun? Eat your weight in ice cream and gelato.
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 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 naturally 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 satisfy your dessert cravings and is only a 2-minute walk from Syntagma Square.
Mitropoleos 16, Athina 105 63, Greece, Website
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 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 nine 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 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 prevails 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 passionately, based on the excellent Italian tradition of offering visitors only the best from the finest ingredients.
This Icecream house has classic and premium flavours, including kinder happy hippo, oreo, parfait cream, kit kat, snickers, cherry lovers, bubblegum, white brownie and Raffaello.
Adrianou 50, Athina 105 55, Greece, Facebook
Pure ingredients with an unforgettable taste.
At Maraboo, the owner, Vicky, makes the ice cream every day 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.
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 by cotton candy.
It's a small shop, but you will find crazy ingredients and intriguing flavours, including rose petals, coffee, salted pistachio & dark chocolate, and insane combinations.
There are not enough words to express the amazing ice cream on top of a sugar cloud!
Voulis 23, Athina 105 63, Greece, Facebook