A guide to the best restaurants in Kalithea

Beside the beach or in the hills looking out with nothing but sea as your view, Kalithea‘s restaurants provide some outstanding surroundings from which to enjoy your meal. There’s lots of classic Greek food here, as well as plenty of pizza and other Mediterranean tastes so you can enjoy seafood, salads, pasta, burgers and much more in Kalithea.

Romance and wine at Taverna Avli

Handmade wooden tables and chairs sit inside and on the leafy terrace at this pretty restaurant, perfect for romance. The melt-in-the-mouth braised lamb is a favourite. Soothing live music is played some nights and for a special treat ask to visit the wine cellar, which is just as rustic as upstairs. You can buy a bottle of affordable house wine to take with you or a fine vintage for a treat.

Homemade and family-run at Elena Taverna

For a delicious, homemade meal for all the family, Elena’s is well worth a visit. You get hearty portions of Greek and Mediterranean food here, like moussaka, souvlaki and big seafood platters. They even treat you to a free dessert or fruit plate after dinner if you have room.

Wood-fired pizza at Evgeston

The place for pizza in Kalithea, the huge wood-fired oven gives them a wonderful flavour and you can see the chef add your toppings as you sit with a cold beer. On a central pedestrian street there’s a buzz here, which makes it good for people watching.

Polished presentation at Face

The smart facade of this restaurant draws people in to sit at the neatly-lined tables topped with white tablecloths. The food is traditional Greek using fresh ingredients so you will get top-quality fish, homemade bread and lots of variety in salads and meat dishes. If you can’t decide then try their three-course special for two people with ouzo or ‘metaxa’ blended brandy.

Italian with a sunset view at The Pizza Bar

As many people come here for the hilltop views and cool surroundings as the yummy pizza. Perched up above the coastline you can sip a sunset cocktail while munching on slices of pizza or one of their other Italian choices like salmon ravioli.

Large grounds and the freshest food at Taverna Dias

With meat coming from the owner’s farm and hand-pressed olive oil, you can’t get a much shorter farm to fork journey. The Greek food here is classic including rolled meat and lots of seafood all accompanied by rice, green salad, fresh tomatoes and fried potatoes. The large gardens have a climbing frame and chickens and many seats offer amazing sea views from up high.

Breakfast and baked delights at Meli Kai Kanela

For all things sweet, Meli Kai Kanela is a delightful bakery-cafe offering sumptuous pastries, pies, cakes, crepes and homemade ice creams. You can get the freshest baklava pastries in town here or stop in for a traditional Greek breakfast platter with breads, meat and fruit, topped off with freshly-ground coffee.

Beachside modern Greek at Afroditi restaurant

Set just above the beach, you can see over the top of the straw parasols out to the turquoise sea, which is matched by Afroditi’s blue decor. The food is traditional Greek but with a stylish contemporary presentation. From grilled chicken to stacked burgers or fried calamari, it’s all fresh and high quality.

Great all-rounder at Briki all day kitchen bar

As the name suggests, Briki is open all day but also all year so you can sit outside in summer with sea vistas from up above town or beside the warm fire in colder months. The excellent Greek and Italian food is matched by welcoming and attentive service from the waiter Dimitri.

Fresh Greek fast food at Giro Giro

For a low-cost meal or a quick bite before heading on, Giro Giro does Greek fast food that’s tasty and fresh. Options are wide, from pizza or burgers to hot dogs, ribs, souvlaki and, of course, gyros – all served with chips. Kids will love it but they also do good beer and retzina white wine for you.