Restaurants

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 Macedonian in Skopje

Pivnica An

Skopje's Čaršija is still home to a couple of ans – ancient Ottoman inns, similar to desert caravanserai – and the Kapan An houses this upmarket restaurant, serving some of the city's best Macedonian fare. Try butte…
Top Choice Greek in Beyoğlu

Eleos

Hidden upstairs in the shabby Hıdivyal Palas building, Eleos transports its diners from Beyoğlu to the Greek islands. Stylish blue-and-white decor and a fabulous Bosphorus view set the scene, and the food seals the …
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 Greek in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Lǎl Girit Mutfağı

Owner and chef Emine was taught to cook Girit (Cretan) dishes by her grandmother, and the results are simply inspired. Expect her to emerge from the kitchen to explain what's in the meze selection (there's always a …
Top Choice Greek in Ploieşti

Taverna Dionysos

One of the most popular restaurants in Ploieşti, Dionysos offers very good, authentic Greek food, including excellent grills and fresh fish, in a lively party atmosphere. The owner is Greek and takes special pride i…
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 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…
Greek in Iraklio

Paresties

Parasties’ owner Haris is Iraklio’s answer to a city’s restaurateur who is genuine about serving great-quality local produce and top Cretan wines. And his passion shows in his small but gourmet menu. Beef liver and …
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 …