Top things to do in Spili

Greek in Spili


At the oldest taverna in town, the owner-chef will likely invite you to inspect whatever dishes are stewing in his kitchen that day before you make your selection. Upon request, you can also have local rabbit, lamb,…
Museum in Spili

Folk Museum of Spili

Up a footpath at the northern end of town, this place is a treasure trove of local vintage artefacts. The giant traditional loom or the coffee bean roaster might catch your eye, or the shoemaker’s room and the tradi…
Fountain in Spili

Venetian Fountain

The main local attraction is this restored charming fountain that spurts water from 19 stone lion heads into a long trough. Fill up your own bottle with some of the island’s best water. A walkway leads from the foun…
Monastery in Spili


Spili is a bishop’s see (seat of a bishop) based at the massive modern monastery at the west end of town. You’re free to walk around and admire the arched entryways, marble-floor courtyard, stunning valley views and…
Taverna in Spili

Maria Kostas Taverna

Come here for the home cooking and dine on the patio hung with gourds and overflowing with flowers. You’ll likely find Maria in the kitchen stuffing tomatoes and dishing up fantastic grills and casseroles. It’s on t…
Greek in Spili


Past the Venetian fountain, this friendly place has a big roadside terrace, reliably good traditional cooking and a decent house red. Try the delicious rabbit in wine or the local mountain snails.