Restaurants

Top Choice International in Mystras

Chromata

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

Chrisovoulo

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 Taverna in Kardamyli

Elies

Right by Ritsa Beach, 1km north of town, and nestled in an olive grove, Kardamyli's most popular and pretty eating venue has the atmosphere of a provincial Mediterranean private garden. Thanks to owner-chef Fani, it…
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…
Top Choice Greek in Dimitsana

Zerzova

This tiny eatery, 14km southwest of Dimitsana in the village of Panaghia, ticks all the right boxes. Sustainable practices? Tick – the husband-and-wife team collects all wild herbs and cultivates its own produce. Ho…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Nafplio

Kavalaris Corner Mezedopoleio

Just off Plateia Syntagmatos and nestled into a cosy corner, this delightful spot whips, tosses and fries up some of the best mezedhes (appetisers) around. You can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen, though …
Top Choice Greek in Olympia Town

The Garden Taverna

Nestling under olive trees in a tranquil rose garden overlooking the valley below, this restaurant is the most original in Olympia. Alongside the excellent grilled meats you'll find the likes of pasta in vodka cream…
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 …
Italian in Nafplio

Scuola Pizza-bar

For a break from Greek cuisine, go Italian(ish). Scuola ('school' in Italian) teaches the locals, especially the younger crowd, a thing or two about good cuisine. Its quirky interior comprises a classroom setting, c…