A guide to the best restaurants in Stegna

The small beach resort of Stegna has lots to offer when it comes to the kind of traditional cuisine you’d expect to find on holidays to Greece. If you’re looking for international meals and fast-food takeaways, this is not the place for you. Instead you’ll be greeted by seaside restaurants, all with spectacular views and flavourful seafood recipes. Fish comes straight from the water, caught by local fishermen off the Stegna port. For where to eat this holiday, here are some of the resort’s best restaurants.

Seafood delights at Stegna Kozas

This exceptional seafood restaurant brings visitors from all over Rhodes who have heard about, and who want to get a taste of, their fresh dishes with ingredients straight from the sea. Some of the most popular plates at Stegna Kozas include lobster spaghetti, fish soup, fried calamari and mussels.

Affordable homemade cooking at Taverna Maria

For some authentic homemade Greek cooking head to Taverna Maria. This friendly Greek taverna is always busy with locals and tourists, so make sure to get there early to grab a table. Meals here are superb value for money, including the Greek favourite, stuffed vine-leaves.

Varied specialities at Gorgona

You can sit outside on a patio and take in the spectacular views of the seaside at this Greek taverna. The menu here is always varied and includes delicious dishes like octopus carpaccio, mussels saganaki, salmon, swordfish and fried courgette-blossoms stuffed with feta.

Generous portions in Antonis

Serving up some of the largest portions in Stegna is the Greek taverna, Antonis. Nothing is too much trouble at this hospitable restaurant and staff will gladly explain to you the specials of the day and take your order to your specifications. With a fabulous view of the seaside, and flavourful dishes like fried octopus and lobster, there’s plenty of reasons to check out this little gem.

Traditional seafood dishes at O Gialos

Overlooking the ocean is this authentic Greek taverna, complete with traditional decor and Greek menus. All their fish is locally caught and brought in that same day. You can try fresh seafood items like octopus cooked in red wine sauce and kalamarakia.

Palm tree gardens at Knight Castle

This family-run restaurant serves up some of the most delicious Greek cuisine that you’ll find during holidays to Rhodes.You can sit outside in their palm-tree garden, surrounded by twinkly lights as you try classic Greek dishes like moussaka and chicken souvlaki.

Meze time at Perigiali Seafood restaurant

Located in a former fisherman’s home is this scrummy seafood restaurant. Greek locals often eat here, sitting out in the garden and taking their time over a meal as the sun goes down over the sea. Perigiali is known for its fantastic meze – you can try little portions of calamari, swordfish and sea urchin. They even use the grapes from the restaurant’s garden for their dessert dishes.

Seaside courtyard at Enplo

Background music plays softly in this lit-up courtyard overlooking the seaside. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to fresh homemade Greek food – like grilled chicken, crayfish spaghetti, seafood risotto and courgette fritters.

Beach themes at To Pirofani

Situated right on the seafront is this nautical-themed restaurant, with classic white and blue checked tablecloths and ship’s wheels and oars displayed on the walls. This restaurant even has its own beach sunbeds, where you can unwind and sip on a cold refreshing cocktail. Their food isn’t too shabby either, with steamed mussels and juicy lamb chops.

Patio drinks at Aroma

Set back from the beach, but still with a sea view, is this popular Greek taverna. You can sit outside on the patio with the locals and try some incredible generously portioned meals like saganaki shrimps and pasta with lamb and meatballs. Make sure to grab a refreshing cocktail before you leave.