A guide to the best restaurants in Skiathos Town
Although there are excellent restaurants to be found throughout the island, Skiathos Town lives up to its standing as the capital in culinary terms as well. The narrow winding streets of the Old Town are brimming with good restaurants, providing a picturesque backdrop to your Greek island holiday meal. Meanwhile, down by the water, the promenade is lined with cafes, tavernas and bars, allowing those with a head for the ocean to breathe in the salty air and take in the magnificent vista while they dine on Skiathos Town holidays.
Secluded dining at Marmita
A secluded courtyard, decorated with pretty foliage and atmospheric fairy lights, serves as the setting for this romantic and rustic restaurant in the Old Town. The relaxed yet efficient attitude of the staff only adds to the experience, while the exterior ambience is unbeatable. One tip – check the weather forecast prior to making a reservation!
Stunning views at The Windmill Restaurant
The Windmill is elevated above the town on a hill and you might find its prices a little higher than other locals too. However, the quality of the food, coupled with the spectacular views of Skiathos Town and beyond, make the trek and the expense well worth it. Reserve a private balcony in advance for a lovely candlelit dinner for two.
Fresh ideas at Lo & La
The ever-evolving menu at Lo & La means you can come back year after year and never run out of things to try! And come back you will: the exquisite cuisine, attentive and amiable service and fantastic value means that this particular Italian restaurant receives untold amounts of repeat custom.
In the know at Crazy Cow Wine Bar
Don’t be fooled by the name, this is so much more than a wine bar and definitely not crazy! The picturesque poolside setting is gifted a soothing atmosphere by candlelight, while the quality and aesthetic presentation of the food is only matched by the knowledge and friendliness of the wait staff.
A little bit of everything at Ergo Greek Deli + Cuisine
Both a deli and restaurant, Ergo does its best to source all of its produce locally. Having said that, there are some notable inclusions from other regions of Greece, including fava which are split yellow peas, and synglino, salted and smoked pork with sage. An elegant place to escape the heat and hubbub of town.
Fill up at Grill House Koziakas
Enormous portions of succulent meat grilled to perfection, all at an unbeatable price. What’s not to like? Well, nothing really – that’s why this place is so popular with tourists and locals alike. As a cross-section of Skiathos society, it also enjoys a fantastic and diverse atmosphere.
Try something new at Ricchi E Poveri
With perhaps the most eclectic menu on the island, Ricchi E Poveri is worth visiting several times just to sample everything, if time allows. As well as traditional meat and fish dishes, it also offers pastas, risottos and an enticing array of Greek-style tapas.
Friendly vibes at Taverna Alexandros
When a place is packed to the rafters with locals, you know their food must be good. Alexandros offers al fresco dining under the shady branches of a mulberry tree to the accompaniment of traditional Greek music most nights of the week during high season.
Rustic flavours at Polykratis Tavern
The family aesthetic of Polykratis shines through in the warm and hearty welcome doled out to each and every customer and in the attentive service throughout the meal. Whether you’re served by any of one the four generations which comprise the waiting staff here, you’re sure to be charmed senseless by the rustic quaintness of the place and its delicious cuisine.
Reach new heights at The Final Step
Located up a few flights of stairs above the harbour, The Final Step combines excellent views with impeccable service and a gastronomy to die for. Its English owners and wait staff lend the menu and the whole dining experience more of an international feel – but it’s one that doesn’t feel out of place in Skiathos at all.