A guide to the best restaurants in Skala Kalloni
Skala Kalloni’s very own Gulf of Kalloni is home to a large supply of delicious marine life, meaning it is home to plenty of restaurants serving the freshest fruits of the sea. The huge bay is brimming with everything from the island’s famous papalina, salted sardines scallops and more. If you fancy a change from seafood on your holidays to Lesvos, there are plenty of traditional moussakas, souvlakis and gyros on offer too. To check out some of Skala Kalloni‘s best cuisine during your Lesvos holidays, visit one of these 10 restaurants.
A wide menu of Greek flavours at Ambrosia
Nestled beside the church of the same name, you might have to keep your eyes peeled for this traditional Greek restaurant, as it’s easy to bypass, but upon arrival you’ll be thankful you did. The large and varied menu encompasses all of the classics of the Greek canon and the chef prides himself on perfecting each dish.
High-class dining at Caprice Kitchen Bar
From the papalina sardine appetisers for which the Gulf is so famous to pan-fried seabass, the chefs at Caprice make sure everything on the restaurant’s menu comes out tasting and looking good. Though the prices might be a little higher than elsewhere in Skala, the fare is likely to be some of the finest you can taste anywhere on the island.
Stuffed octopus at Dionysos Restaurant
A delicious and diverse menu accompanied by unbeatable value for money and friendly, efficient service makes Dionysos one of the culinary highlights of the island. Another restaurant specialising in sea-caught foods, the stuffed octopus served here comes highly recommended.
Home-cooked food at Family Restaurant
As the name would imply, this is an entirely family affair. The authentic Greek island holiday dining experience on offer certainly satisfies with delicious home-cooked staples. The restaurant not only serves up tasty food, but also provides a warm and welcoming surroundings for a more laid-back dining experience.
Greek and Italian at Sampo
Sampo offers a delightful variety of fresh-off-the-boat seafood, Greek favourites and, in the interest of variety, a fair helping of Italian flair. The lamb kleftiko is a speciality, as is the swordfish steak. Those hankering after a taste from the land that gave us pizza and pasta won’t be disappointed with Sampo’s take on either.
From farm to town square at Mimi's Taverna
For fresh, locally-grown produce cooked in simple but lovingly-prepared meals, Mimi’s is right up your street. The owner has her own farm where she grows much of the produce that goes into the restaurant’s meals, while the warm welcome and perfect location on the town square complete the attraction.
Fresh food and refreshing service at Costas Restaurant
Another family-run establishment ideal for people-watching on the main square, Costas prides itself on the freshness and quality of its food. Ask the staff for their daily suggestions and they’ll be sure to recommend something to knock your socks off – they’ll even de-bone fish if prompted.
Light bites and ice cream at Exodus
Though this cafe is probably better suited to a relaxing coffee or a refreshing cocktail, it also serves delicious snacks in the form of its crepes, baguettes and pizzas. What’s more, the ice cream is the perfect tonic to a day on the beach and is likely to have you ordering second helpings.
Comfort food in the sqaure at Faidra
Set against the backdrop of the peaceful town square, Faidra provides a perfect vantage point for watching passers-by while you dine. Hearty meals, reasonable prices and affable staff make Faidra an underrated gem in Skala.
Dessert time at Pagotelli
If your taste buds are set a-tingling at the mention of ice cream, don’t miss a visit to Pagotelli. This specialist parlour offers a wide variety of exciting and unusual flavours, in addition to waffles, crepes and all manner of other sweet snacks and desserts.