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Locals' Pick A posh dining experience

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A new hotspot in the Athenian Riviera, ARK is the latest addition to the Asteras Complex that offers a variety of food and entertainment options in the area of Glyfada. ARK is an all day venue that serves high end flavours, unique cocktails and also the rarest coffee blends. The menu offers signature Greek dishes created by the renowned chef Yannis Baxevanis, one of the most celebrated Greek Chefs with multiple awards and acclamations. Most of the dishes are sea food and are served in small portions to introduce the modern version of the well known Greek meze.

A posh dining experience Editors' Note

Located on the most beautiful part of the Athenian Riviera, Ark is a sophisticated dining destination, which offers spellbinding sea views, elegant decor, and exceptional, yet reasonably affordable, service.

Dress to impress when you dine at Ark: it’s the unwritten law of the place. Patrons enjoy to show up in glamour, and the dining experience will match your expectations. The restaurant serves authentic Greek fare by celebrity-chef Yannis Baxevanis. There’s also a cafe with personalized coffee blends, plus a bar, which serves excellent craft cocktails.

Grigoriou Lampraki 2, Glifada 166 74, Athens
+1 210-894-8882