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 Taverna in Northern Chios

Taverna Fabrika

This cheerful traditional eatery nestled in the trees of Volissos occupies a century-old olive-and-flour mill, where some of the vintage equipment is displayed. Top off excellent grills, mayirefta (ready-cooked meal…
Top Choice Taverna in Southern Chios


With tables spread across Plateia Taxiarhon, this relaxed and reliable eatery appeals to locals and visitors alike, and serves hearty portions of mayirefta, beef keftedhes (rissoles) and grills. Everything is local,…
Top Choice Taverna in Central Chios


Excellent setting, service and food. This traditional hilltop stone taverna serves up superb mezedhes plus spit-roasted lamb and pork. Upstairs are five classy rooms (from €40) with names such as Mary, Irene and Ben…
Taverna in Chios Town

Hotzas Taverna

This comfortable and attractive taverna above Chios Town serves fine Greek standards with a twist, such as lamb kebab with yoghurt and rocket, white beans with tomato and mandarin, and dolmadhes with lemon. There's …
Greek in Northern Chios

El Sueño

Veering from the taverna mainstteam, this beach cafe features a good variety of salads and unusual appetisers, such as spicy mussels with beer and ginger, as well as standard Greek seafood and meat dishes.
Ice Cream in Chios Town


This historic parlour has been treating visitors and locals to great mastic-flavoured and dried-fruit ice creams since 1929.
Cafe in Central Chios

To Asteri

Outstanding views of central Chios from the terrace and a sunset favourite.
Taverna in Northern Chios

Taverna O Passas

Reliable and welcoming waterfront taverna.
Taverna in Chios Town

Tsikoudo Taverna

The best of a string of waterfront eateries; look for the red tablecloths. Good service, and a decent traditional menu.