Lakonia restaurants

Top Choice International in Mystras


Pikoulianika shows its true colours (chromata) at this wonderful spot, set high on a hill behind the village. The gorgeous garden patio (open in summer) has a 180-degree view over Sparta plains. Nikos, the owner-che…
Top Choice International in Monemvasia


One of the newest restaurants to join the local scene, Chrisovoulo comes with attitude. But it delivers: it conjures up the likes of quinoa salad, veal with morel sauce, and risotto with siglino (salted) pork from t…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Monemvasia

Voltes Mezedopolio & Grocery

Named after the switchback footpath leading to Monemvasia's upper kastro (the voltes), this wonderful eatery, run by two enthusiastic young brothers, manages to link modernity and tradition with ease. Choose from a …
Top Choice Taverna in Sparta

Tsipouradiko To Peninda

This atmospheric spot has been renovated to look like an old-style shop and tsipouradiko (a taverna that specialises in selling tsipouro, the alcoholic spirit) – barrels, china pieces and old cans line the walls. Th…
Taverna in Monemvasia


Run by 70-year-old Magda, who has been preparing and dishing up wonderful traditional cuisine for as long as she can remember. It doesn't have the outlook of the other restaurants as it's located on the main strip. …
Mediterranean in Sparta


This homey, friendly restaurant is a cut above Sparta's largely uninspiring taverna scene, though it is slightly pricier, too. Greek standards are present and correct, but there are also lovely salads and an extensi…
Taverna in Monemvasia


Of all the tavernas on the main street, Matoula is the oldest and seems to boast a global profile. Perhaps because it has the best sea views (from its vine-shaded terrace), and after so many years has the art down p…
Greek in Gythio


An exception to the seafood eateries in Gythio, this small spot, right in the middle of the main strip, plates up modern Greek cuisine with flair. The most appealing seats are those on the water.
Greek in Mystras

Taverna Pikoulianika

The oldest taverna in Pikoulianika, this serves up quintesential 'home cooking'. It's a standard classic and the enthusiastic owner ensures you get a decent feed with hearty helpings of the likes of homemade meatbal…
Taverna in Monemvasia

To Kanoni

Pizza and pasta and traditional foods are on the menu at this casual and relaxed joint in Monemvasia's main strip.