Greek in Koroni

Peroulia Restaurant

Overlooking the teal waters of the gorgeous Peroulia Beach, 6km north of Koroni, this waterfront restaurant has earned a loyal local following for its traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood. As the owner's son …
Taverna in Methoni

Taverna Alector

Traditional Greek dishes are served with aplomb by the friendly and accommodating multilingual husband-and-wife team, Andreas and Irini, at this central taverna. Often there's live music on Sundays; linger with a be…
International in Kalamata


Kardamo offers a tasty alternative to traditional Greek cuisine, without straying too far from its roots. The result? Greek dishes with a contemporary twist: the likes of spinach salad with manouri (soft cheese) and…
Mediterranean in Gialova


Gourmet Greek meets contemporary Mediterranean eatery. The menu changes seasonally but is generally matched by the funky ambience, designer lights and flower boxes. A 'stayer' is Dimitris' version of mousakas, tradi…
Seafood in Pylos

En Plo

We'll be upfront: there's no fancy contemporary setting, no white cloths, no candelabra. Which is exactly why the locals go here: for no-nonsense, unfussy, honest fare. This fisherman's hut, with harbourfront seatin…
Seafood in Koroni


One of a clutch of seafood eateries in Koroni, this ultra-popular, atmospheric spot churns out Greek standards. With its setting over the harbour, it's hard to go past a fresh seafood dish.
Taverna in Ancient Messini (Mavromati)

Taverna Ithomi

The pick of a handful of local kafeneia (coffee houses) and tavernas, this one offers traditional cuisine with a superb view over the ruins. Friendly owner Nikos is the local 'man in the know', and besides grilled m…
Italian in Gialova

La Cucina Italiana

From the seasonal spaghetti vongole (with clams) and chicken sautéed with oranges and honey, to the ample servings of pizza piccante (spicy pizza), this Italian restaurant delivers. The sea views from the upstairs t…
Taverna in Pylos


The Cuckoo is a plain, unpretentious, good old-fashioned taverna, serving hearty portions of grills and oven-baked dishes on a changing menu to a loyal local clientele. It's about 100m up the coastal hill from the p…
Taverna in Methoni

Taverna Klimataria

Locals are in agreement: this is the place to head to for traditional dishes. It’s in an old home, with seating on the front porch and in the courtyard. Typical choices include onion pie and stuffed zucchini flowers…