Pefkohori restaurants benefit from being able to source fresh fish from the sea and local produce from the mountains. If you're an olive fan you'll be thrilled to find a whole host of locally grown varieties in Halkidiki served as an appetiser alongside meals and drinks. Olive oil is another local export and a great item to take home from your holiday in Halkidiki. Be sure to try the famous Greek dishes on your holiday to Pefkohori including taramasalata dip, stuffed vine leaves and moussaka. Here are our top 10 local restaurants.
With a name like Paul's Place, you get what you'd expect – a small and welcoming taverna in the most central location in town. Overlooking the village square and fountain, it's a great spot to people-watch, or cat-watch if you're friends with the four-legged locals. Selling both Greek and British food, the homemade burgers are a particular highlight and the cocktails are good value considering the touristy location.
Who says you can't eat Italian in Greece? This local pizzeria is well worth a visit once you've had your fill of moussaka on your holiday to Greece. The pizzas are huge – trust us, one pizza feeds three adults happily. If you do over-order, don't worry, the friendly staff will box it up for you to take back to your hotel for late-night munchies.
Your Greek island holiday wouldn't be complete without a visit to this gourmet Greek restaurant. Ouzeri Tsapari can be found opposite the church, offering fine dining in an unpretentious atmosphere. If you're lucky, the owner will talk you through his fish stocks and how he just missed out on a Michelin star. The lack of that star keeps it affordable and the portion sizes are large, allowing you to fill up on barbecued prawns, fried halloumi and grilled seabass.
'Pita' means pie in Greek so this is the place to come for fresh spinach and feta pie, otherwise known as Spanakopita. This is a self-service restaurant located on the main street, making it a great stop-off for lunch or an afternoon snack.
The food here is decent but the views absolutely excel. It's located on Pefkoxoriou Beach where you can sit outside under the pristine white parasols and stare out across the vast blue ocean to the peninsula on the horizon. They specialise in fish and seafood, and sometimes even give away dessert.
Gialos is another restaurant benefiting from being a flip-flop's throw from the beach. You can spend hours here, splitting your time between the beachfront bar and main cafe/restaurant. They sell a mixture of Greek, Mediterranean and British-inspired food in an open-air dining area that is clean and bright and welcoming.
This is one of the best-rated fish and seafood restaurants in Pefkohori, with more great views over the water. The fish is kept simple, grilled whole and drizzled with ladholemono, a lemon and oil dressing. The homemade desserts are the cherry on the cake, so to speak.
No holiday town is complete without an Irish bar and, despite serving Greek in the main, Pefkohori is no exception. Shenanigans is a friendly Irish bar and grill, and a local haunt for expats. Here you can play darts over a pint or enjoy a game of dominoes after a family Sunday lunch. They've had fun with the menu too, so you'll find things like peanut-butter burgers.
Restaurant Vlahos serves unfussy Greek cuisine like grilled meat and salad and perfectly cooked fish. Reasonably priced for the beachfront location, the staff are warm and welcoming. Take your meal with the house wine, or they also do a good iced coffee during the day.
Hercules Taverna is a perfect little Greek taverna in the village. It has a more intimate feel than the open-plan restaurants down by the beach, as if you're sitting in a friend's garden enjoying lunch in the sun. The menu includes seafood, meat, salads and Greek classics, and beer is on draught.