In comparison with some of the larger and more touristy destinations you'll find on Lesvos holidays, Anaxos can feel quieter, however, it's impressive culinary scene does not disappoint. This sleepy, beachside hamlet is well-stocked with its fair share of traditional Greek tavernas and other restaurants too. Perfectly suited to both a romantic evening supper and a frivolous family banquet, good restaurants in Anaxos are plentiful, with a variety of the best picks for your holidays to Greece listed below.
The quality of food on offer at this hotel is only outstripped by the variety of its menu. In fact, so mouth-watering do all the options look, and taste, that you might find yourself wanting to come back every night of your stay and work your way right through all of it.
This family-run Greek taverna serves up traditional dishes that are so popular the place is always full. It's worth booking in advance to get a table, especially if you want to eat later in the evening when the locals do.
Much of the fare on offer at this friendly, family-run restaurant is grown at the farm of the owner himself, so you can rest assured it's locally sourced and as fresh as possible. Generous portions are matched by prices to suit all budgets, with a mezze menu that is particularly extensive.
With an enviable location right on the beach, Naos provides the perfect spot to soak up some rays on your holidays in Lesvos, while sinking a cold one and stuffing yourself full of Greek goodies. If you're strolling past by chance, allow Ignatios, the friendly proprietor, to coax you into his restaurant – you'll be glad you did.
Specialising in barbecued and grilled meats, Ariston's menu might be on the smaller side but everything on it is cooked to perfection. You'll only find succulent, tender offerings on your platter here. The stunning seaside views are the perfect addition to this simple but tasty cuisine.
Perched at a perfect location on the water's edge, Tropicana spices up the exemplary Greek staples on its menu with a few international additions, such as drunken pork and spaghetti Tropicana – chicken, mushrooms and bacon in a creamy sauce. After dinner, you could head to the cocktail bar next door, belonging to the same owners. A sunset tipple never goes amiss.
Offering American cuisine with a Greek twist, Casa de Athena does homemade burgers, salads and pizzas designed to make your mouth water and your sides bulge. In fact, the only danger here is overindulging, but not to worry, the sun loungers on the beach in front of the restaurant are free of charge and are the perfect place to unwind and let your food settle.
Opened last year as a very welcome addition to the already venerated Plaza Palace Hotel, this new restaurant offers a varied menu serving all of the Greek favourites at very competitive prices. The outdoor tables are arranged around the hotel pool, making for a very relaxed backdrop to your meal.
Though it might resemble a simple gyros takeaway joint from the outside, don't be fooled by its humble exterior. Vasilis and his capable staff are not only culinary experts in all things grilled, they also value the custom of each and every one of their patrons and will bend over backwards to make your meal an enjoyable one.
When the owner of the restaurant gets up at the crack of dawn to catch fish for the day's customers, then spends the rest of the daylight hours cooking it to perfection, you know you have a proprietor dedicated to his profession. Affordable prices, exemplary service and a vista of the bay to die for, all round up to complete this impeccable culinary experience.