Restaurants

Greek in Athens

Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani

As a modern-day pastomageireio – a tavern and deli conveniently located in one building – Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani is a feast of colours and smells offering the best of Greek cheese and cold cuts. Fresh deli cuts a…
Top Choice Seafood in Hania

Thalassino Ageri

This solitary fish taverna in a tiny port 2km east of the centre among the ruins of Hania’s old tanneries is one of Crete’s top eateries. Take in the sunset from the superb setting and peruse the changing menu, dict…
Top Choice Market in Athens

Varvakios Agora

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

Café Avyssinia

Hidden away on colourful Plateia Avyssinias, in the middle of the flea market, this bohemian mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes) gets top marks for atmosphere, food and friendly service. It specialis…
Top Choice Cretan in Zaros

Vegera

The vivacious Vivi has a knack for turning farm-fresh local produce into flavourful and creative dishes based on traditional recipes. Her philosophy is to ‘cook they way we cook in our house’. Indeed, with the flora…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Anydri

To Skolio

Whether gorge walker or hire-car driver, do not miss the chance to dine at wonderful To Skolio. ‘The School’ is in a converted schoolhouse, and cheerily painted tables fill a shady cliff-side courtyard with grand va…
Top Choice Cretan in Iraklio

Peskesi

One of Iraklio’s recent additions to the city’s upmarket dining scene, and housed in a smartly converted cottage, this lovely eatery comes with a large dollop of snob value. It’s best described as ‘post-modern ancie…
Top Choice Italian in Corfu Town

La Cucina

A long-established favourite, well-run La Cucina shines for its creative cuisine, with hand-rolled pasta dishes at the fore. The original Guilford location has cosy, warm tones and murals, while the Moustoxidou anne…
Top Choice Cretan in Myrtos

Katerina

Your taste buds will do somersaults at Katerina, where Yiannis is the kind of chef that puts a creative mark on even the most classic dishes. Don't overdose on the homemade bread that accompanies the free appetiser …
Top Choice Cafe in Amfissa

Yali Kafene

This beautiful, traditional kafeneio (coffee house) is a must-visit. Relax over a traditional Greek coffee and have a chat with the friendly 80-something-year-old owner, who will regale stories of the past, especial…