Greece

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.

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.

Cretan seafood, plucked straight from the water and served in a lush outdoor park.

This grocery that turns into a restaurant at night is the place for a home-cooked meal.

The balcony of the restaurant in the sleepy, boho town of Oia looks out onto the caldera’s edge. The cuisine (salmon tartare with lemon and green olives; braised lamb shanks with couscous) lives up to the restaurant’s name.

Owners Evelyn and George Hatziyanuakis put a creative twist on Greek cuisine, using unorthodox combinations, such as cuttlefish served atop homemade noodles or baked mackerel, caper, and tomato all wrapped in a fava crêpe.

Located at the colorful, art-inspired Semiramis hotel, this poolside restaurant serves Greek, European, and international cuisine in a vibrant dining room that echoes the style of the hotel.