Must-see restaurants in Central Greece

  • Kritsa Hotel Restaurant

    Pelion Peninsula

    A favourite with foodies – more the kind of place you’d expect to find in Provence than in the Pelion – this outstanding restaurant spreads beneath the…

  • Taverna Vakhos

    Delphi

    Delphi’s best restaurant, this exceptional place uses fresh local ingredients and mountain herbs. Along with generous salads and hearty lamb and rooster…

  • Kardamo

    Pelion Peninsula

    Makrinitsa's finest restaurant enjoys a beautiful perch towards the end of the village. You'll find solid Greek grills, very tender rooster stewed in wine…

  • Taverna Niki

    Pelion Peninsula

    Enter this roadside taverna, set beneath a profusion of flowers 1km north of the Horefto turn-off, and Niki herself reels off a list of mayirefta (ready…

  • Brighton Gastronomiko

    Meteora & Thessaly

    The old Palaia warehouse district is home to this handsome open-kitchen eatery started by two Greek friends who met at university in Brighton, England…

  • Tourlida Restaurant

    Central Greece

    Even without such good food, it'd be worth the 5km trek to enjoy this lagoon setting, inches from bobbing boats and with stunning sunset views. Chairs and…

  • Taverna Panorama

    Pelion Peninsula

    This much-loved taverna occupies a wedge-shaped building 100m north of Milies’ central square, and spreads in summer from the cosy interior to a terrace…

  • Drosero Akrogiali

    Pelion Peninsula

    With its tables on the quayside and friendly service, this taverna is exactly what you’d hope to find on the seafront. Ask about the daily catch – fresh…

  • Taverna Poseidonas

    Pelion Peninsula

    Seafood restaurant with a large sea-view terrace at the heart of Agios Ioannis’ waterfront strip. The owners proudly serve only their own fresh catch…

  • Petrino

    Pelion Peninsula

    Quintessential seafront taverna that plants its tables in the gravel of the beach, shaded by palm-fringed awnings. As well as good fresh fish, they serve…

  • Dasargiris Taverna

    Central Greece

    Outstanding traditional taverna, with a big open kitchen and vintage skis on the wall. House favourites include hilopites (local pasta), horta (wild…

  • Archontiko

    Meteora & Thessaly

    Adorned with delicately painted frescoes, this lovely village mansion spills down peaceful garden terraces with tremendous views. It serves an extensive…

  • Argentina

    Pelion Peninsula

    The pick of the seafront tavernas ranged along Milina’s one through road. Its brightly painted tables stand right on the quayside, so only the occasional…

  • Stafylos

    Meteora & Thessaly

    Hidden away on a side street in the Palaia district, very close to the train station, this friendly taverna serves lovely dishes from all over Greece, and…

  • Akamatra

    Meteora & Thessaly

    From the outside, Akamatra looks like all the tavernas in the lanes east of the ancient theatre. Inside, though, it’s a veritable Aladdin’s cave,…

  • Taverna Karagatsi

    Pelion Peninsula

    In an idyllic setting, right above the sea in exquisite little Damouhari bay, this laid-back place serves up wonderful Pelion taverna standards. Fresh…

  • Taverna Bakaliarakia

    Meteora & Thessaly

    This long-time local favourite, below the church in the village centre, has reopened better than ever. Eat in the simple interior or on the garden terrace…

  • Taverna Aggelika

    Pelion Peninsula

    With its to-die-for setting, perched at the far southern end of ravishing Mylopotamos beach, and warm, welcoming atmosphere, Taverna Aggelika encapsulates…

  • To Tsikali

    Meteora & Thessaly

    Friendly and very welcoming Manavika-district taverna that’s on a mission to introduce Trikala to the joys of Cretan cuisine. Highlights on the…

  • Taverna To Agnanti

    Pelion Peninsula

    This atmospheric restaurant stretches across Plateia Taxiarhes, facing the church and luxuriating beneath the massive cover of the plaza's ancient plane…

  • Palios Fournos

    Meteora & Thessaly

    Open late, in the Palaia district, this is the best bakery for miles around. Pelion residents think nothing of driving here from outlying villages to get…

  • Taverna To Spiti tou Psara

    Central Greece

    This excellent riverside taverna's house specialities, including fresh pestrofa (grilled wild trout) and mountain mushrooms – not to mention the handmade…

  • Taverna Panellinion

    Kalambaka

    The parasol-shaded tables of the popular Panellinion sprawl across Plateia Dimarhiou alongside the fountain, while the original taverna nearby is filled…

  • Taverna Katogi

    Meteora & Thessaly

    With its rustic wooden fittings, this crumbling old orange-brick house in the Manavika district (entered from either of two parallel streets) is a big hit…

  • O Christos

    Pelion Peninsula

    Friendly little psarotaverna (fish taverna) and ouzerie, on a terrace at the north end of the waterfront (turn left at the foot of the road). Look in the…

  • Taverna To Patriko Mas

    Delphi

    Set in a 19th-century stone building, this smart restaurant opens into a large rear room with panoramic views, and also has an outdoor patio. Something of…

  • Taverna Orea Ammoudia

    Pelion Peninsula

    Spread through the lush foliage towards the southern end of Papa Nero beach, this breezy open-air taverna serves excellent oven-ready mains such as baked…

  • I Mouries

    Central Greece

    With a terrace shaded by its namesake mulberry trees, this village taverna offers meat specials (usually lamb) along with locally sourced horta (wild…

  • Taverna Akrogiali

    Pelion Peninsula

    Prominent in Agios Ioannis’ central row of seafood restaurants, Akrogiali is a favourite with day-trippers from Volos, who love dishes such as rizi tou…

  • Ev Oinos

    Central Greece

    Attractive, lively taverna in a busy little pedestrian precinct not far back from the port. Its cuisine blends Greek-style appetisers and salads with more…

  • Taverna Batalogianni

    Meteora & Thessaly

    Set on a terrace below the side road into the village centre, just before the church, this charming little spot serves up delicious 100% homemade…

  • Taverna Plimari

    Pelion Peninsula

    Sandy Analipsi beach is home to the superb Taverna Plimari – and nothing else. This is where Pelion residents come to escape and eat the freshest seafood,…

  • Taverna To Paramithi

    Kalambaka

    This verdant taverna, slightly west of Plateia Dimarhiou, offers a tourist-friendly menu of Greek favourites, with nightly musical accompaniment from a…

  • Taverna Drosia

    Pelion Peninsula

    Beside the main road at the north end of the village, this restaurant is an extension of the family's house, and is one of the few places in Pinakates…

  • Taverna Gargadouas

    Delphi

    Welcoming, no-frills traditional taverna at the west end of the village; it makes a snug retreat from the tourist crowds. Daily specials can include…

  • Perigiali Mezedopoleio

    Central Greece

    Part timeless taverna, part beach restaurant, this large place stretches back from the western waterfront road, just west of the Plaza Hotel. Its simple…

  • Taverna 5F

    Pelion Peninsula

    Village taverna serving the usual Greek standards, plus some Pelion touches such as spetsofaï (stewed pork sausages and peppers) and superb home-baked…

  • Taverna Folia

    Central Greece

    Tucked at the foot of a small stairway that connects two main streets 50m south of the central square, this old, cosy and very charming taverna serves…

  • Georgaras Restaurant

    Pelion Peninsula

    Veteran taverna, with its sea-view tables spreading across the main square in the shade of the plane trees. Highlights on the mountain-flavoured menu…

  • O Pileas

    Pelion Peninsula

    Now relocated in smart new premises at the southern end of the village, Pinakates’ best restaurant remains popular with locals and Volos folks for…