There is a proliferation of dining places on the island, especially in Chora,
where you can enjoy your meal in picturesque settings hidden in the maze of
narrow streets. From simple Greek dishes to gourmet plates of the
international cuisine, and from the naïve decor of small tavernas to the
avant-garde ambient of club restaurants, the choices are numerous and diverse,
for every taste and every budget.
On the upper scale of the list there are
several restaurants offering tastes both from the Greek tradition and the
international sophistication. La Maison de
is one of the oldest and chicest on a small lane (Lidou
str.) off Matoyanni str., which, despite its narrowness, is the perfect passage
for those wishing to see and to be seen. On the central Matoyanni str.
you'll find Phillippis with the trendiest garden of
the island, where fresh fish and seafood, as well as classic Greek dishes are
served under the trees. Also on Matoyanni str., the atmospheric minimal
design of Interni is matched by the fusion gastronomy
that has earned this trendy restaurant a Golden Cap distinction in the recent
past. Mamaca's is situated on the beautiful courtyard
of an old mansion, lined with huge palm trees, and offers a variety of tasty
At many beaches you'll also find a variety of dining places. At trendy Psarou beach you can relax and enjoy exquisite tastes at N'Ammos, an all-day cafe-restaurant with an elegant ambience in white and sand colors and a wooden boardwalk to the water. At Agios Ioannis beach Manoula's is a beautiful restaurant with a view to the sea and a "tampered" Greek cuisine. Fokos tavern at Fokos beach is quiet and The so-trendy Panormos beach-bar/tavern is responsible for making the beach with the same name one of the island's most cosmopolitan ones. The veranda of Capelayo with a panoramic view to Elia beach is perfect for enjoying one of its numerous dishes, with the emphasis on the grill, away from the hot Aegean sun. Kalua at Paraga beach, white and beautiful, offers large tasty plates in a fun-charged atmosphere, while at Agia Anna beach, behind Paraga, under the shady trees of Achinaioi (Sea Urchins) is where you'll want to be if you're after top quality seafood.