Top Choice Taverna in Pigadia

To Hellenikon

This deeply traditional taverna, a block from the sea, offers seating on an open-sided footpath terrace as well as indoors, alongside a kitchen filled with bubbling pots and appetising aromas. The menu is enticing e…
Cafe in Pigadia

Pantheon Cafe

The pick of the best-of-both-worlds cafes along this pedestrian street, with a fine old wood-panelled interior and a balcony terrace at the back, perched high above the harbour with fabulous views. Come for a full E…
Brasserie in Pigadia


This welcoming and supremely relaxing harbour-front cafe/restaurant is as suited to breakfast or a sunset cocktail as it is to a full dinner. Most customers are drawn here for steak rather than Greek food, with the …
Taverna in Olymbos

Edem Garden

Village taverna with a broad mountain-view terrace, check-cloth tables and a menu featuring delicious rural specialities such as makarounes (homemade pasta cooked with cheese and onions), country sausage and local g…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos


Part of a cluster of four similar cafe/tavernas with waterside tables at the northern end of Lefkos harbour, this all-day cafe serves everything from fresh juices and coffee to fish soup, grilled squid, roast lamb a…
Taverna in Diafani


This may not be the most eye-catching taverna along Diafani's quay, but its peaceful shaded terrace is pleasant enough and, more importantly, it serves the best food in the village. Whether you're looking for grille…
Taverna in Pigadia


Quayside taverna near the ferry jetty, serving authentic Karpathian specialities such as gnocchi-like makarounes, sprinkled with cheese and onions. Most meat mains cost under €10, and a whole grilled fish is more li…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Dionysos Fiesta

Set in a restored traditional house, in the twisting village lanes just up from the main road, this relaxed and welcoming taverna spreads onto a raised garden terrace. Local specialities to savour include goat stew,…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Marina Taverna

Laid-back taverna with an expansive terrace surveying the gentle turquoise bay from within metres of the waterfront. Inexpensive breakfasts, snack lunches and an enjoyable seafood-accented evening menu featuring squ…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Taverna Perdiga