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 their terrace, where diners feast…
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 Kos Town


With its traditional wood beamed ceiling and partly exposed stone walls covered in murals of the gods of the pantheon, Elia is earthy and friendly while its small and focused menu is fit for a hard-to-please deity. …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rhodes Town

Marco Polo Cafe

Magical, irresistibly romantic restaurant in a delightful garden courtyard. The passion and flair of the cuisine is astounding, while the service epitomises filoxenia (hospitality). Menus change nightly, with specia…
Top Choice Greek in Rhodes Town


This inviting complex, off a pedestrian shopping street, consists of several antique-filled rooms – a couple hold vintage jukeboxes – along with two bougainvillea-draped courtyards and a floral roof terrace. Best kn…
Greek in Hora


Greek in Kos

Taverna Oromedon

Zia’s finest restaurant is justly acclaimed for its vine-laced sun terrace, unbroken sea views and traditional Greek menu of shrimp saganaki (shrimp in fried cheese), dolmadhes and stifadho (meat, game or seafood co…
Greek in Pothia

Barba Yiannis

Smart, mercifully breezy and enjoying fine harbour views from its pretty decked terrace, Yiannis is a great spot to head for traditional Greek dishes such as stifadho (meat, game or seafood cooked with onions in a t…
Greek in Astypalea

Sti Linda

From the Stavros junction a rough track winds upwards to the shepherd's hut on the mountain spine and then an extremely rough track (take care) winds downwards to Kaminakia beach, lapped by stunning turquoise water.…
Italian in Diafani

La Gorgona

If you're looking for a breezy spot to gaze at the sea, listen to cool tunes, drink quality coffee and digress from Greek to Italian food, La Gorgona may tick all your boxes. Owners Gigi and Sofia prepare tasty past…