Ok, so we are English and Brettos looks like it should be pronounced Brettos, but if you want to go and look for this place, pronounce it Vrettos. As the guy we asked said, "It's Vrettos, Vrettos. It begins with a B". Yeah that's why I said Brettos!!!!!
Anyway, enough of that. We had seen this place on a Australian cookery TV show and with our trip to Athens not too far away thought that we had to visit this place.
Michael Vrettos opened his distillery in 1909 on the Plaka, producing ouzo, Brandy and a few Liqueur flavours.
The 'draw' of this place besides the range of ouzos, brandy's, wines, beer's etc, etc, is the colourful way the bottles are set out on floor to ceiling shelves, various coloured bottles with light's to accentuate them even more, quite eye-catching, so much so that you will see many people just popping in to take a picture. I was tempted to tell them to have a drink while they were there, but hey it's their choice and their loss!
We appeared to miss out on the Olives and cheese that other people got but we had just eaten.
My wife had a cocktail, recommended by the owner and I had a glass of sauvignon and when we payed a second visit my wife had a different cocktail and I got all boring (or English) and had a beer.
If you get to visit Athens, go down to the Plaka and try a drink in The Vrettos bar, more than a treat!
Let's face it:greek food is great.And greek food in Greece,is even better! Having been in Athens loads of times,i have eaten in loads of its tavernas and restaurants.I chose three that i strongly reccomend to anyone who visits the greek capital: The first(and best in my opinion) is called "Palaio Tetradio".It is situated in the middle of the old city of Plaka,and it is difficult to miss it.The quality of the food is great:traditional mezes,specialities like potatoe balls or cheese pies.Don't forget to taste the home-made wine,you will love it.It is an open-air taverna with excellent view.For those who don't want to eat,there is a bar section,on the veranda,where you can drink wine or ouzo!! The second one,is called "Polis"and is on Panepistimiou street.It is more modern,it also works as a cafe and it has music.It is for younger people.Good music,not too loud,good quality drinks.As for the restaurant:Great food,great service,and again,great view(it is on a terrace). Third,but not least,is "Kouklaki",at Halandri.It is a sex-themed bar-restaurant(extremely funny decoration and...plates)and you are going to have the time of your life.The food is great and the waiters are also actors..but i am saying no more,i will spoil the suprise.