Highly esteemed by wine connoisseurs and wine lovers alike, Cinque bar & deli in Athens offers around 35 wine labels all by the glass. This welcoming little wine bar is a hit with visitors and locals and is very popular as an after-work venue.
At Agatharchou 15 in Psiri, one of Athens’ oldest neighborhoods, you can enjoy the favorite drink of both the ancient and modern Greeks. Cinque is a cozy little wine bar with a great selection of wines made of native Greek varieties served by the glass.
The owners make Cinque truly welcoming. They are knowledgeable, and friendly and take a delight in hosting you as though you are in their own home. In 2012, when the Greek financial crisis started, Greg Passas and his wife Evangelie decided to turn their hobby into a business. The first Cinque Wine Bar was born in Lamia, a small city in Central Greece. They took their idea to Athens and choose to set up Cinque in the historic neighborhood of Psiri.
Here you can sample the lesser-known, more interesting labels that have been passionately sought out and tested by the expert father and son team Greg and Nikitas Prassas. Both are sommeliers, and Nikitas is an oenologist too. They choose the wines for the wine list and create the tasting flights. Evangelie Tseliou- Prassas, the third key person in this small family-run wine bar, takes the time to explain the wines and tell you more about the best wine-food pairing and the accompanying Greek delicacies.
Thirty or so wines are offered by the glass, and if you want more, you can order a flight of wines or a bottle. At Cinque, they believe that wine isn’t just a beverage. Greek wine not only oozes Greek culture but should also be an experience. Sometimes the Coravin is used to let you taste something very special. All written information is also available in English at this charming spot.
As a result, Cinque opened its doors in another location: Cinque Wine Delights at 10 Voreou street, Monastiraki. Also there you will find wines at great prices, delicious platters of cheeses and cured meats, and other regional products from all over Greece. The chutneys that are served with the platters are truly delicious.
Don’t miss this gem while in Athens. Or even better, if you love wine make it your place!
Cinque wine & deli bar
Agatharchou 15, 105 54,
Psiri – Athens
Cinque Wine delights
Voreou 10, 105 51,
Monastiraki – Athens