Greek in Matala

Giannis Family Grill House

A refreshing change from the run-of-the-mill waterfront tavernas, this been-there-forever family place just past the central square exudes cheer with its turquoise furniture, potted flowers and no-nonsense homemade …
Seafood in Matala

Scala Fish Tavern

Past all the bars on the easternmost end of the beach, this modern-looking place is Matala’s best restaurant. It’s been in the family for over 30 years, so it’s doing something right. It gets top marks for its fresh…
Greek in Matala


Overlooking the beach, down-to-earth Lions has been popular for many years and the food is better than average. It gets buzzy in the evening, making it a good place to wind down the day with a drink.