Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Platanos & Agia Marina

To Paradosiakon

This Italianate patisserie-cum-ice-cream-bar is pretty on the outside, but within its cool interior you'll find a sweet-toothed experience like no other. Owner Harris is an alchemist confectioner using his grandmoth…
Top Choice Greek in Leros

Dimitris O Karaflas

The sign says 'O Karaflas', but everyone knows this hilltop eyrie (enjoying one of the best views in the Dodecanese) as 'Bald Dimitri's', after its owner. Bouzouki music washes over their terrace, where diners feast…
Top Choice Greek in Kos

Oria Taverna

Idyllic taverna, only accessible by hiking up the hillside facing the 1000-year-old Pyli Castle and enjoying what is certainly the best rural view on Kos. It’s open all day for snacks and cooling drinks, but you can…
Top Choice Taverna in Athens

Telis

A fluorescent-lit beacon of good food and kind service on a grimy block, Telis has been serving up simplicity since 1978. There's no menu, just a set meal: a small mountain of charcoal-grilled pork chops atop chips,…
Top Choice Market in Athens

Varvakios Agora

The streets around the colourful and bustling Varvakios Agora are a sensory delight. The meat & fish market fills the historic building on the eastern side, and the fruit & vegetable market is across the roa…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Athens

Akordeon

Slide into this charming butter-yellow house across from a church in a quiet Psyrri side street for a warm welcome by musician-chefs Pepi and Achilleas (and their spouses), who run this excellent venue for local mus…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens

Spondi

Athenians frequently vote two-Michelin-starred Spondi the city's best restaurant, and its Mediterranean haute cuisine, with a strong French influence, is indeed excellent. Visitors to the city might want something a…
Top Choice Taverna in Athens

Diporto Agoras

This quirky old taverna is an Athens' dining gem. There's no signage – two doors lead to a rustic cellar where there's no menu, just a few dishes that haven’t changed in years. The house speciality is revythia (chic…
Top Choice Greek in Kos Town

Elia

With its traditional wood beamed ceiling and partly exposed stone walls covered in murals of the gods of the pantheon, Elia is earthy and friendly while its small and focused menu is fit for a hard-to-please deity. …
Top Choice Taverna in Lipsi Village

Manolis Tastes

In a handsome 19th century neoclassical building (and former Italian Police station), Manolis Tastes has a roof terrace and upstairs lounge, and fine dining in a cream-and-wood interior. The real draw is Chef Manoli…