I have always loved visiting beacause of its impeccable service and its olde Athens atmosphere.
It has recently been renovated and it is even warmer and more welcoming.
I had a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice which was so refreshing,
I had a quiet discussion
and I had the time to have a look at the art and general atmospher vreated by the warm wood , the architectural and decorative details and the touches of early 20th century deco.
Outside, Athens looked so much more beautiful, with a touch of
Vienna sweet life with Parisian chic.
The story of Zonars begins in August ’39 when it was first introduced in the corner of Panepistimiou and Voukourestiou. Today, 75 years later, history is being rewritten, with the two brothers Spyros and Chrysanthos Panas undertaking the management to reopen the historic Zonars and reintroducing to the public Classic Greek Recipes of the historic restaurant as well as adding new dishes to the menu.
The historic place hosted over the years in its elegant and luxurious environment, many of the greatest personalities of the last century as Odysseas Elytis, Nikos Gatsos, Manos Hatzidakis, Melina Mercouri, Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn and many others