If you want the best souvlaki in Athens, you need to head to Kiria Pitsa’s small restaurant. It’s a favorite of locals that visitors to the city usually miss. But you’re going to need to go on a journey to get there.
First, head about an hour west of the city center to a neighborhood called Korydallos. Once known for its immigrant population, this area is now synonymous with the city jail, a place made famous by two helicopter escapes by Vassilis Paleokostas (one in 2006 and one in 2009) and one failed helicopter escape in 2011 by crime boss Panagiotis Vlastos. Your experience, though, will be much tastier. But it does take a bit of effort.