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Alati has two sceneries guests can choose from: one part of the restaurant is in a 400-year-old candlelit winery cave, and the other on the rooftop terrace.
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In a trendy, revitalized pocket of Athens, the sophisticated Aleria pays homage to traditional Greek cuisine, but incorporates an innovative flair.
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Sea Lounge at Ambrosia, Santorini, Greece


For spectacular views and modern renditions of Greek cuisine, book a table at Ambrosia, which overlooks the caldera and has long been ground-zero for the Santorini jet-set.

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Food at Anogi, Santorini, Greece


One of the best restaurants in Imerovigli, Anogi serves traditional Greek cuisine like grilled octopus and baked feta. The popular restaurant boasts a simple terrace and warm dining room with sand-colored walls and vibrant red lanterns on each table.

Food at Avocado, Athens, Greece


Finally Athens has its own juice bar and vegan hot spot. Avocado, a friendly narrow café located next to a small little organic market, is the place to go when you're craving a green juice, kombucha, or raw chocolate dessert.

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Botrini’s Restaurant Mykonos

The Mykonos outpost of chef Ettore Botrini’s Michelin-starred Athens hot-spot serves one of the island’s most creative takes on fine-dining.

Beach Lounge at Buddha Bar Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Buddha Bar Beach

TheBuddha Bar restaurant, at the Santa Marina hotel, is ideally situated for star and yacht gazing with its commanding views over Ornos Bay. The wind-protected restaurant has an oyster bar for lunch, sushi for dinner and also offers plenty of more filling Mediterranean options. It’s chic, laid-back yet upscale ambiance works well for couples or families.

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Cafe Marigo

Cafe Marigo sits in the village of Lefkes, a historic Cycladic village in Paros, Greece, and serves delicious coffee and home-baked goods.
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Captain's Food for Sharing

Situated on the Mykonos waterfront in Mykonos Town, Captain's serves up traditional Greek small plates and sharing platters.
Food at Catch Bar Restaurant, Santorini, Greece

Catch Bar Restaurant

On an island where traditional tavernas and white-tableclothed restaurants reign supreme, Catch is an anomaly, with a sleek, stylish interior and serving beautifully plated, innovative dishes. The stunning, open-air dining room is accented by lush greenery and vibrant flowers. Tables are centered around the bar, above which hangs a white, nest-like light fixture. The rooftop alcove is the best spot for sunset dining thanks to the stunning panoramic views it offers. The cuisine is Mediterranean fusion, and includes traditional dishes with surprising twists—Catch’s take on spinach pie comes deconstructed (spinach mousse, feta foam) and served in a mason jar. Other menu items might include octopus with fava beans, scallops with saffron and beetroot marshmallows, red mullet risotto and the particularly delicious “pastichio,” a lasagna-like dish of beef ragout, San Michali cheese and allspice. The setting feels more Miami than Greek Isle, and despite having a somewhat obscure location in Oia town, the restaurant provides an oasis from the bustling streets.

Cavo Barbaro Tavern

This beachside restaurant on the northeastern side of Corfu (an hour’s drive from town) is a wonderful choice for lunch if exploring the farther reaches of the island. Dine on fresh seafood and Greek specialties under the leafy portico after swimming in the clear, aquamarine waters of the pebble beach.


Just off the well-worn path of Chania’s harbor, this lively taverna serves authentic Cretan food, mainly from the Sfakia region. (Dialiskari, the amazing sister taverna at Marmara beach is well worth the trip – accessible only by boat or on foot from Sfakia). Lamb, goat, and suckling pig from the owner’s farm are roasted in a wood-fired oven, which also turns out deliciously smoky bread. The ‘village omelet’ with local graviera cheese and stamnagathi (wild chicory) is another must-try.

Chýma Kai Tsouvaláta (Χύμα και τσουβαλάτα)

A no-frills souvlaki joint in Syros, Greece that exists as a hangout for locals, serving mouth-watering two to three euro souvlakia.
Dinning Area at Cookoovaya, Athens, Greece


Cookoovaya is the collaboration of five Greek chefs looking to create “wise cuisine.” The name is a cute play on words (the first park being cook, the second part, koukouvaya, meaning owl in Greek. Hence “wise cuisine.”), but the philosophy—and the food—is serious. The chefs source ingredients from small producers and farms throughout Greece, and the result is a simple yet inventive menu. The open kitchen and clean lines make for a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

Bar at Dionysos,  Athens, Greece


While Dionysos was a tourist trap in its first 50 years of business, new ownership and a new chef have transformed the restaurant completely.  Situated at the base of the Acropolis, the elegant spot’s idyllic atmosphere and panoramic views of the Parthenon make it perfect for a pre- or post-Acropolis meal of delicious, modern Greek food.

Food at Eat at Milton’s (Alain Parodi), Athens, Greece

Eat at Milton’s

Set on a corner of Adrianou, a popular shopping street, Eat at Milton’s serves fresh and delicious seafood dishes in an airy patio restaurant.

ELEMENTS at Canaves Oia Epitome

Executive Chef Tassos Stefatos brings “Elements” of sophistication and surprise to sunset-soaked Canaves Oia Epitome.

Elia + Diosmos (Olive + Mint)

This award-winning restaurant makes an upmarket pit stop after visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos, 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away. Chef Argyro Varda focuses on seasonal Greek fare: hand-made pasta twirls with local goat’s cheese, snail and bulgar pilaf, and lamb’s liver risotto, a dish traditionally served at Cretan weddings. The vibe is a little pretentious but the food is consistently good, especially if you’re tired of typical taverna fare.

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Ergina on the island of Milos serves traditional Greek dishes on their outdoor terrace, with uninterrupted sunset views.
Dinning Area at Fokos Taverna, Mykonos, Greece

Fokos Taverna

This is the antithesis of Nammos. A simple, authentic lunchtime restaurant, Fokos serves grilled seafood, meats, salads and light local dishes. Located on a secluded beach past the small village of Ana Mera, on the northeastern part of the island, Fokos is worth the drive.

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Franco’s Cafe

Franco Colombo is a local legend. Franco’s Bar in Fira—famous for its operatic sunsets—still bears his name, but the adored chef has moved on to Pyrgos, the highest village on Santorini. His new café is located on the square just beneath the Venetian castle that crowns the village. The views are phenomenal, especially as the sun sinks into the distant sea. Simple choices include iced coffee, cakes and cocktails.


This ice-cream parlor uses freshly churned milk to create delicious flavors like crunchy praline with almonds, melon, and fig.


One of the only nightlife options in sleepy Oia, Hassapiko has been the bar of choice for locals and visitors since opening in a former butcher’s shop in 1991. Known for playing lively music from the 1970s and 1980s, the institution is perfect for a low-key drink before or after dinner.

Food at Hippie Fish, Mykonos, Greece

Hippie Fish

This restaurant is on the southern part of the island in Agios Ionnios. It’s a buzzy lunchtime spot along the water. Sushi lovers might want to stroll next door to Hippie Fish’s Sushi Lounge with its pumping music and upbeat vibe. Sushi can also be delivered direct to one’s beach chair.

Bar at Hytra Restaurant, Athens, Greece

Hytra Restaurant

On the 6th and 7th floors of the Onassis Cultural Centre you will find Hytra, one of Athens’s more adventurous eateries. With stunning views of Athens and the Acropolis and an exciting menu, Hytra offers diners an unparalleled visual and gustatory experience. Inspired menu items such as “dirt” (porcini mushrooms, potato foam and edible foil paper over moussaka) will delight daring diners, but the progressive cuisine might not appeal to those with a limited palate. A wine list with labels from Greek producers rounds out this exceptional dining experience. Open for dinner only.


On a quiet pebble beach in Western Crete, this unassuming joint look like it’s stuck in the ‘70s. But the food is a revelation. The seaside taverna is run by two young brothers—one catches the fish, the other serves it, and their mother Eleni cooks it. Her fish soup is second to none. If you’re lucky, they might have caught some sea snails, a rare delicacy. Iliovasilema is Greek for sunset, and the waterfront tables are perfectly placed to watch the sun sink into the sea.

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Dinning Area at Interni, Mykonos, Greece


Set in a hidden garden off of Mattagianna Street in town (perfect for both windy and calm nights), Interni serves delicious cocktails and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine to attractive locals and tourists. The DJ turns up the volume on his clever mixes around midnight.


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