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Top Choice Taverna in Kalambaka

Taverna To Paramithi

Along with excellent grills and fresh pasta served in a convivial environment, owner-cooks Makis and Eleni bring in fresh seafood daily and cook up classic dishes. Local musicians often end the night here, with guit…
Top Choice Bar in Kalambaka


A favourite for ouzo and low-key music most evenings, this long-standing ouzerie attracts a young crowd that stays late.
Museum in Kalambaka

Museum of Hellenic Culture

A passionate local collector has amassed a collection of rare antiquarian books, from Aesop's Fables to a 1567 Homer text, all beautifully displayed. This is no dull exhibit, but a delightfully colourful journey thr…
Museum in Kalambaka

Natural History & Mushroom Museum

To give the kids, or yourself, a nature-based break from the Meteora monasteries, this museum with a quirky collection of dioramas with animals and birds from around the globe might appeal. If taxidermy isn't your t…
Taverna in Kalambaka

Taverna Panellinion

Next to the fountain at Plateia Dimarhiou, and filled with antique bric-a-brac, the popular Panellinion serves mezedhes, such as roasted feta and red peppers, and fine versions of traditional dishes such as pastitsi…
Taverna in Kalambaka

Koka Roka Taverna

This cosy taverna (and domatia) tucked away beneath the rocks is perfect for a low-key meal, afternoon beer or traditional Greek coffee. A small menu includes breakfast made to order, with tea or coffee on the house…
Restaurant in Kalambaka

Taverna Archontariki

A traditional and roomy taverna, featuring the handy kitchen work of Kostas and Sotiris, with seasonal vegies and local meat. Mayirefta (ready-cooked dishes) like mousakas are the mainstay, plus pasta, lamb chops an…
Church in Kalambaka

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

It’s worth finding your way to this 7th-century Byzantine cathedral (near Alsos House and Koka Roka Rooms), a three-aisle basilica with superb frescoes dating to the 14th century. At 6.30pm you can hear the vespers.
Cafe-Bar in Kalambaka

Kafeneio Mikas

An attractive ouzerie with black-and-white photos of old times inside. A younger crowd can be found congregating over coffees and good tsipouro at this characteristic, friendly spot.
Books in Kalambaka

Petraikis News & Maps

Efficient and friendly corner store on the traffic circle at Plateia Dimarhiou (the town-hall square) carrying good maps, international press and souvenirs.