6 Of The Best Ice Cream Places In Athens

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 01 July 2024
6 Of The Best Ice Cream Places In Athens
If summer had a flavor, it would certainly be that of ice cream! With so many ice cream shops and different flavors out there, it's hard to choose where to find the best! Whether you prefer classic chocolate or a more experimental flavor like handmade mustard, here's a list of where you can find the top ice cream spots in Athens to suit everyone's flavor of choice!


Le Greche

le greche
Located 2 minutes away from Syntagma Square, Le Greche serves delicious gelato and a variety of ice cream sandwiches. Owned by a Greek trained in Bologna, this gelato shop emphasizes quality raw ingredients and is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious ice cream along with a cup of authentic Italian coffee. 

16 Mitropoleos, Syntagma
Must-Try: Ricotta-bergamot or the sensational chocolate with plums and rum

Gellissimo Biscoto

gellissimo biscoto

Once a sensation in Thessaloniki, Gellissimo Biscoto has quickly become a staple in Athens since arriving less than a year ago. Famous for their iconic pistachio lava and melt-in-your-mouth pralines, they offer an array of handmade treats including ice cream, waffles, crepes, and pancakes, all crafted from pure ingredients with exceptional care.
Where: Astiggos 11, Athens
Must-Try: The famous Pistacchio Lava


Open since 1969, this retro patisserie and ice cream parlor on Patission Street is one of Athens' most historic pastry shops. Find a table on the pavement, order a voluptuous ice cream sundae and get ready for some serious nostalgic vibes. 
Where: 339 Patission, Athens
Must-Try: The delicious ekmek, an Athenian legend, or the excellent 'Chicago.'



If you're looking for a genuine gelateria offering ice creams in all kinds of flavors, from all-time classic chocolate to playful bubble gum, this is your go-to shop! The ice cream is served in a handmade cone, cup, or biscuit and you will also enjoy original Italian espresso or cappuccino, a choice in brioche and crepes and waffles.

 146 Charilaou Trikoupi, Nea Erythraia
Must-Try: The Kinder Bueno


This dessert heaven in Monastiraki offers a wide range of unique ice cream flavors, from watermelon and Ferrero to banoffee and cookies, even profiterole!  With its generous portion sizes, it’s one of the best ice cream spots in Athens for a reason and will surely not disappoint you!

80 Mitropoleos, Monastiraki
Death by Chocolate

Bufala Gelato 

bufala gelato

When you hear premium ice cream, Bufala Gelato immediately springs to mind, and justifiably so! The flavors are endless from choco caramel crunch to limoncello and cheesecake, including vegan and high-protein options. Not to mention you can enjoy your scoop in a freshly baked fluffy waffle sprinkled with Belgian chocolate drops. Such a guilty pleasure! 

Where: Artemidos 1, Glifada
Black coconut ice cream