Restaurants in Greece
To the rest of the world, the Greeks are known for their delicious moussaka, tzatziki and a sloppy gyro, but there is more to restaurants in Greece than the international clichés. Greek cuisine encompasses some of the most diverse taste profiles of the Mediterranean with fresh seafood, mouthwatering pastries, a variety of breads, and crisp local vegetables filling dishes that are as unique as the Grecian islands, themselves.
For travelers on a shoestring budget, the prices in restaurants in Greece are generally quite reasonable. While international cuisine is available, dining options vary depending on the area in Greece travelers visit.
Some of the best restaurants in Greece are found on the party islands, which cater to the international set. A number of top-notch restaurants in Athens also serve up enticing dishes for the discerning foodie. In tourist driven areas, wandering from the main thoroughfare to where the locals hang will give travelers a better sense of authentic dining. Here, you’ll find the Greece restaurants that are the real deal.
O Kambos is a small, family-run Greek tavern located on the main road out of Chios. Inside, the scent of the valley’s famous citrus orchards mingle with the smells of homemade local specialties, such as mastelo (fried grilled cheese), eggplant tempura, and a variety of fresh seafood.
The only luxury restaurant in Andros, Cabo Del Mar doubles as a bar and the view is second to none, overlooking the pristine blue Aegean Sea from a wraparound wooden deck, all surrounded by tropical foliage.
Located in the Hilton Athens hotel, Milos serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in a minimalist dining room. A large bay window admits plenty of natural light into the high-ceilinged space, which is decorated with marble floors and vases of sunflowers.
Named after the little waterways that flow through the forested area near Arhangelos, the rustic restaurant serves traditional mezes and Greek staples—such as moussaka and meatballs—under a pine-tree canopy in the island’s interior.
Just a short walk from the Acropolis in the historic neighborhood of Plaka, this gourmet Greek restaurant is located in a restored Neoclassical house dating from the 1830's.
This Nobu outpost serves black cod with a miso glaze, and other Japanese-inflected dishes late into the night.
For socialites, this restaurant on Mykonos’ ritzy Psarou Beach is a must-go destination with a formal dining area, outdoor cafe, and beach club.
Open since 1957, this journalist’s haunt was the first “bar” in Athens that “nice” ladies could frequent without being mistaken for working girls.
Cretan seafood, plucked straight from the water and served in a lush outdoor park.