Top things to do in Meteora & Thessaly

Top Choice Taverna in Kalambaka

Taverna To Paramithi

Along with excellent grills and fresh pasta served in a convivial environment, owner-cooks Makis and Eleni bring in fresh seafood daily and cook up classic dishes. Local musicians frequently end the night here, with…
Top Choice Greek in Volos

Brighton Food & Wine

The old Palaia warehouse district is home to this handsome, open-kitchen eatery started by two Greek friends who met at university in Brighton, England. Elias and Dimitris use organic produce, serve local craft beer…
Top Choice Taverna in Northeast Pelion

Taverna Angelika

Taverna Angelika is a highlight for many Pelion residents, as it should be. A 2017 expansion to the upper terrace has kept the same warm atmosphere, exceptional seafood, mezedhes and salads, and the breezy view over…
Top Choice Bar in Kalambaka


A favourite for ouzo and low-key music most evenings, this long-standing ouzerie attracts a young crowd that stays late.
Top Choice Restaurant in Northwest Pelion

Kritsa Hotel Restaurant

Head to the Portaria plateia to find this welcoming spot under plane trees that serves outstanding Pelion favourites such as slow-cooked lamb, grilled mushrooms and roasted wild greens with egg. It's popular for its…
Top Choice Taverna in Northeast Pelion

Taverna Niki

In Plateia Sotira, flower-draped Taverna Niki excels for mayirefta, fresh seafood, and local delicacies like kolokythoanthi (stuffed zucchini flowers), and kritama (sea herbs) salad, hand-picked from the rocks along…
Top Choice Taverna in Northeast Pelion

Taverna Orea Ammoudia

Spread out under lush foliage at the southern end of Papa Nero beach, this breezy open-air taverna does excellent oven-ready mains such as baked cod, and unusual salads like kritama – tomatoes with sea herbs gathere…
Top Choice Cafe-Bar in South Pelion


Look for the small hand-painted sign by the road, pointing the way to this delightful cafe with a tropical feel and slow-turning overhead fans, all the inspiration of charming French-German-Moroccan expat Marie, who…
Monastery in Meteora

Moni Megalou Meteorou

The best known of the Meteora monasteries, Moni Megalou Meteorou is an imposing form built on the highest rock in the valley, 613m above sea level. Founded by St Athanasios in the 14th century, it became the richest…
Museum in Northwest Pelion

Theophilos Museum

This inconspicuous and faded mansion in Anakasia village features the fanciful and colourful work of Theofilos Hatzimihail (1866–1934), a wandering self-taught artist from Lesvos who earned his food and keep paintin…