Restaurants

Top Choice Taverna in Kythira

O Platanos

Utterly charming village restaurant, spreading across the road from a stately villa onto a broad terrace shaded by plane trees and overlooking a babbling stream. A fabulous spot for a long lunch stop, it specialises…
Top Choice Greek in Agia Pelagia

Kaleris

Renowned for its creative cuisine, romantic little Kaleris has a waterfront pavilion and tables on the beach itself, shaded by tamarisk trees. Trust the charismatic owner Yiannis to advise on handwritten daily adver…
Top Choice Taverna in Kythira

Filio

Acclaimed local taverna, far off the beaten track 1km beyond Kalamos en route towards Fyri Ammos (look for signs), offering island classics such as slow-cooked lamb in lemon sauce, eggplant stuffed with meat and Kyt…
Taverna in Kythira

Skandeia

A delightful taverna on the hillside at the northwestern end of Paleopoli Beach, Skandeia places a major emphasis on wholesome, freshly sourced local produce in preparing its definitive Greek cuisine, which ranges f…
Cafe in Kapsali

Goldfish

The coolest cafe along Kapsali Beach, with nicely padded seats, baby-blue tables and a very laid-back vibe. Settle down over juices or shakes, coffee or beer, or order from an eclectic fusion menu that includes Japa…
Greek in Kythira

Pierros

For almost a century, this family-run favourite has been serving up no-nonsense staples such as mousakas, pastitsio, and baked chicken or veal. The main road through Livadi is hardly a beautiful setting, but for an …
Taverna in Potamos

Panaretos

One of five tavernas that amiably share the main village square for al fresco dining at cream-coloured tables and chairs, Panaretos excels with dishes based on home-grown produce, such as wild goat with olive oil an…
Seafood in Kythira

O Manolis

Locals head to this seafood specialist, just north of the causeway, with tables propped in the sand, to savour excellent grilled fish, or Italian-influenced risottos and pasta. You can watch the ferries pull into th…
Seafood in Kapsali

Magos

Long-standing and very dependable seafood specialist, surveying the Kapsali scene from the far eastern end of the waterfront. Choose a fish from the day’s fresh catch, displayed in the kitchen, or opt for standards …
Taverna in Hora (Kythira)

Zorba’s

Hora’s only year-round restaurant, on the main alleyway not far off the square, is a very simple affair serving succulent grilled meats – pork, lamb chops, beef or chicken – either in the plain, old-fashioned dining…