A guide to the best restaurants in Aghia Efimia

Most of the traditional tavernas and popular restaurants overlook the harbour in Aghia Efimia, so you can enjoy gorgeous local cuisine while gazing out over the pristine sea. If you head slightly further out of the town, you can swap the calm harbourside setting for a more rugged view of the coastline.

Sea Rock ws Restaurant

This a la carte restaurant and bar specialises in home-cooked Mediterranean dishes, with a wide selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Everything is freshly prepared and uses plenty of local produce, revelling in the use of seasonal foods. The relaxing atmosphere, welcoming staff and stunning sea views make this a popular place to eat with both locals and tourists alike.

Carena Bar Restaurant

From fresh croissants and Greek coffee to tempura prawns and heavenly burgers, Carena Bar Restaurant has plenty on offer for every meal of the day. Overlook the harbour and moored boats as you enjoy fresh fruits and local recipes, and settle down to watch the ebb and flow of the town centre. You’ll get more than the typical taverna menu here, and the owners are always happy to help guide your decisions. You can also head down for drinks and pick through the list of exotic cocktails.

The Local

Overlooking the harbour, and just four metres from the beach, this relaxed restaurant specialises in Greek barbecue food. Serving up traditional Greek cuisine, you can choose from skewers and grill steaks, as well as pizza, pasta and salads. The coffee is fantastic, as is the range of drinks at the bar. The Local – as you can guess by its name – sources all its ingredients locally, so, you can sample some of the region’s best cheeses, olive oil, wine and meats.

Paradise Beach Taverna

This wonderful restaurant doesn’t just boast exquisite meals – it also offers some of the best views in Aghia Efimia. Spend your evening overlooking the white-stone beach and glittering sea, enjoy the taverna’s tranquil atmosphere. Paradise Beach Taverna’s award-winning cuisine brings visitors back time and time again, as does the welcoming family who run it. You’ll be dining in great company here – when Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, many members of the cast, including Penelope Cruz, Nicolas Cage and John Hurt, visited to eat. That is no surprise, given that Paradise Beach Tavernas menu is all about quality, tradition and enjoyment.