A guide to the best restaurants in Pythagorion
Pythagorion is packed full of high-quality restaurants, most serving traditional Greek dishes, but each with a slightly different twist on Samos’ authentic recipes. Dine in secluded garden restaurants in the town centre, or visit one of the many restaurants on the harbour for great food with a breathtaking view of the sea. Our ten best restaurants in Pythagorion are places you really must try during your holidays to Samos in order to get the best dining experience.
Beachy bliss at Remataki
This outstanding taverna is situated right on the Remataki Beach. The sea view is romantic in the evening, and the beach is popular with families in the daytime. There are set menus, or you can try a lot of traditional Greek food from fish dishes to Samos’ famous moussaka. Sit out on the beach or on the terrace shaded by a grapevine.
Cosy garden dining at Irodion Garden Restaurant
This beautiful courtyard-garden restaurant is covered with grapevines and specialises in providing home-cooked tavern-style food in a slightly more formal atmosphere than some of the other places in town. During your Samos holiday, find Irodion Garden Restaurant on a side street away from the harbour, where it’s a welcome escape from the busy town.
Sublime seafood at Elia Restaurant
You can find Elia Restaurant at the far end of the harbour in Pythagorion, with a superb view of the boats and yachts mooring in the port. Try some of the beautifully presented meze dishes, accompanied by a Greek wine from Elia’s extensive wine list. Shrimp saganaki is a speciality of theirs, as are the roasted aubergines and oven-cooked lamb.
Hidden traditional at Genteki Tavern
Located on a charming street in the centre of Pythagorion, this tavern was converted from an old bakery, and you can still see the old oven inside the restaurant. Open from the morning until late in the evening, you can sit here for a full meal, or just for a coffee and a sweet snack, or for an ouzo and a quick bite of some mezze.
Forgotten family recipes at Aphrodite Garden Restaurant
An oasis of orange and lemon trees in the traditional village area of Pythagorion, Aphrodite Garden Restaurant provides traditional Greek island holiday cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients and presented in a modern style. The garden is beautiful, but the food speaks for itself – try the steamed mussels with lemon and fennel, or the feta cheese with a crust of basil pesto, or the Kleftiko lamb with mint.
Perfect pizzas at Four Seasons Restaurant
Four Seasons Restaurant is situated on the promenade of the port, and has a wonderful view of the sea and harbour. Their extensive selection of Greek and Italian dishes, plus a children’s menu, makes this a great spot for families or groups of friends.
A taste of Ancient Rome at Casa di Roma
This Roman-themed harbour restaurant brings a taste of Italy to your Greek island holiday, as well as a variety of Mediterranean and local dishes. With a wide range of antipasti, salads, pizzas, and meat and seafood dishes, Casa di Roma brings excellent food to a wonderful location.
Wine and dine at Restaurant Dionysos
Named after the Greek god of wine, Restaurant Dionysos is located on the main street in town, and specialises in making delicious Greek food with fresh ingredients and olive oil produced on Samos. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Restaurant Dionysos has an excellent wine list to accompany their food. Try the chickpea balls, or any of their fish or meat dishes.
Romantic relaxation at Restaurant Faros
This elegant and beautiful restaurant can be found on Remataki Beach, right on the waterfront overlooking the sea and sailing boats. The seafood here is excellent, and the restaurant always offers a fresh fish of the day. There is also a tempting collection of Samian wines to complete your evening.
Delectable desserts at Two Spoons
Two Spoons is the most famous dessert-and-coffee shop on the whole of Samos. They are known for their gliko tou koutaliou – the sweet of the spoon – which is a type of preserved-fruit dessert. This traditional Greek sweet and coffee shop is the perfect place to stop for an afternoon ice-cream or cake and frappe.