Melina, Athens

4 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews

22 Lisiou str, Athens 10556 +30 210 32 46 501

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  • Many interesting photos inside
    Many interesting photos inside
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  • Front entrance
    Front entrance
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  • Breakfast with Carla
    Breakfast with Carla
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    Melina.....never on Sunday: Deticated to Melina Merkouri

    by mardaska Updated Oct 29, 2003

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    The other day we had a mini VT meeting in Plaka. Just me, Aggeliki and Vassiliki.
    Aggeliki had the idea of going to that place...she had been there many times before.
    It is a strange place full of paintings and pictures of Melina Merkouri.

    Melina.....never on Sunday

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    Melina Mercouri Café: Historic and delicious

    by rexvaughan Written Mar 29, 2014

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    I thought that this café was originally owned by Ms. Mercouri, but instead it is owned by a great admirer who renamed it after her when she died. One of her goals as Minister of Culture was to have the Pantheon marbles, taken by Lord Elgin, returned to Athens and housed in the New Acropolis Museum. Alas, they have not been returned, but the museum was built and opened in 2008. The café is a charming spot in the historic Athens center neighborhood, Plaka and displays lots of photos and memorabilia of Mercouri. And, over the front entrance, is a tribute to her quest, the words, “They Belong Here.” Hard to argue with that.
    We had a great Sunday morning breakfast with our friend Carla who lives in Athens. She is a fellow VTer whom we had not met, but agreed to meet for breakfast, after which she walked us through the beautiful old streets of the area. At Carla’s insistence, we started with a Greek Frappe – a delicious cold coffee with milk drink. As a devout hot coffee drinker, I was hesitant, but it was really good. We had ham/cheese/tomato toast which was very good. I don’t think the breakfast was expensive, but can’t quote a price as Carla insisted that we were her guests and refused to let us pay.

    Breakfast with Carla Mercouri's motto - Elgin Marbles belong in Athens Front entrance Many interesting photos inside
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Melina.....never on Sunday: Lovely cafe at daytime,romantic bistro at nights

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 13, 2005

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    How many Sundays i have been in Melinas cafe? Well, i cant remember.When my friends from abroad are cominig to Athens we re going always there! So always.... on Sunday!! Especially dedicated:)))

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