Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Western Kalymnos

Fatolitis Snack Bar

A favourite with the apres-climbing gang, this lively roadside cafe has a vine-shaded terrace and cosy interior spattered with rock posters. The menu is carb-focused – think waffles, omelettes and toasties. Opposite…
Top Choice Taverna in Western Kalymnos

To Kyma

Despite its humdrum laminated menu board, this extremely friendly beach taverna serves truly exceptional food, including a delicious barley-bread salad, red mullet, salted mackerel and swordfish souvlakia. Its name,…
Taverna in Telendos Islet

Zorba’s

Traditional cafe, a short walk from the jetty, with great sea views. The owner fishes for the seafood himself – guests can go with him – bringing up squid, octopus, tuna and swordfish. It also has three small but pl…
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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…
Taverna in Western Kalymnos

Smuggler's Restaurant

This lovely seafront taverna, close to the jetty at the south end of Myrties, is built to resemble an old fishing boat. The perfect spot, then, to enjoy fresh tuna steaks, mussels, lobster or shrimps in garlic and o…
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Pantelis Restaurant

Homey taverna, set slightly back off a corner of the harbour near the ferry dock, where island specialities include goat in red-wine sauce and homemade dolmadhes. Be sure to try the 'Ancient Greek' salad with apple …
Taverna in Telendos Islet

Cafe Rita

Welcoming Rita serves succulent souvlakia, lamb in lemon and garlic and hearty lamb stifadho (lamb cooked with onions in a tomato puree). They also have a second hand bookshop and sell crafts, as well as a few chalk…
Taverna in Kalymnos

Galini Taverna

With its checked tablecloths, friendly manager, bougainvillea ceiling and fine view of the harbour, Galini makes a pleasant place to enjoy salads, seafood, flavourful dolmadhes and grilled meat. The attached hotel h…
Taverna in Telendos Islet

To Kafouli

Sitting at the waterfront tables of this impossibly picturesque little taverna, you can watch fishermen cleaning fish on the quay, straight from their boats, then dine on the freshest meat or seafood, scrutinised by…
Greek in Pothia

Stukas Taverna

Tiny Stukas has linen-topped tables and a wharfside terrace, serving hearty fare. Three-course set menus cost €9 for vegetarians and €10 for fish- or meat-eaters. Towards the far end of the harbour, heading away fro…