Restaurants

Top Choice Greek in Leros

Dimitris O Karaflas

The sign says 'O Karaflas', but everyone knows this hilltop eyrie (enjoying one of the best views in the Dodecanese) as 'Bald Dimitri's', after its owner. Bouzouki music washes over the terrace, where diners feast o…
Top Choice Greek in Kos

Oria Taverna

Idyllic taverna, only accessible by hiking up the hillside facing the 1000-year-old Pyli Castle and enjoying what is certainly the best rural view on Kos. It’s open all day for snacks and cooling drinks, but you can…
Top Choice Greek in Rhodes Town

Taverna Kostas

Run by grandfather Kostas, this is not only the friendliest and best-value restaurant in the Old Town but also one of the best. Forget the bare lime-washed walls and simple decor; eating here is like taking a place …
Top Choice Greek in Chios Town

Kechribari Ouzerie

This cosy gem of an ouzerie, a 10-minute walk up from the waterfront, offers a variety of small plates in addition to excellent fish, mussels, baked potatoes and grilled meats. The choice is between two set menus – …
Top Choice Greek in Southern Lesvos

Sunset

Perched above the main road, this is not your average taverna but a fully fledged restaurant, with attentive service and a very competent chef-manager, Dimitris, whose advice about what's best on the day should be t…
Top Choice Macedonian in Skopje

Pivnica An

Skopje's Čaršija is still home to a couple of ans – ancient Ottoman inns, similar to desert caravanserai – and the Kapan An houses this upmarket restaurant, serving some of the city's best Macedonian fare. Try butte…
Top Choice Greek in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Piatsa Gourounaki

Incredibly popular, and for good reason: this contemporary-style souvlakeri dishes up some of the freshest Greek tastes in town, with charming service to boot. Pick the number of perfectly grilled meat skewers you'd…
Top Choice Cretan in Iraklio

Peskesi

This foodie hotspot oozes rustic sophistication from every nook and cranny of its maze of stone rooms lidded by wood-beam ceilings. Chefs use heirloom produce and organic meats from their own farm to revive ancient …
Top Choice Greek in Iraklio

Parasties

Parasties’ owner Haris is Iraklio’s answer to a restaurateur who is genuine about serving great-quality local produce and top Cretan wines. And his passion shows in his small but gourmet menu of inventively updated …
Top Choice Greek in Thessaloniki

Taverna to Igglis

Sister to Sempriko and I Nea Follia, this neighbourhood taverna's ordinary looks hide some of the best food in town. Slow-cooked pork shank in thyme, ever-changing daily specialities and marinated meat grills are si…