Restaurants

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 …
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…
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 Greek in Myrthios

Vrisi

Set below the main road, this stylish restaurant creates delicious Cretan cuisine with panache. Dishes like chicken with honey and mustard, fig and chicken salad, and smoked pork with bulgur lettuce are all served o…
Top Choice Greek in Kalamaki

Yiannis

A top choice for something with a genuine bygone local flair, head one block inland from the Kalamki beach to Yiannis, a bare-bones eatery that has been running for over 30 years. It enjoys cult status with locals a…
Top Choice Cretan in Hania

To Maridaki

This modern seafood mezedhopoleio (restaurant specialising in mezedhes) is not to be missed. In a cheerful, bright dining room, happy visitors and locals alike tuck into impeccable local seafood and Cretan specialit…