A guide to the best restaurants in Limenaria

This small village on the southwest coast of Thassos has a multitude of restaurants, which have sprung up to meet the demand of tourism. However, Limenaria has done so while still retaining its rich culture and traditional Greek lifestyle. In fact, the town does an excellent job of walking the tightrope between authenticity and convenience. Stay here during Thassos holidays and you can enjoy a plethora of watering holes and eateries within easy walking distance, without sacrificing the relaxed way of life the locals have enjoyed for centuries.

Family-run dining at The George Tavern

Though the name might lead you to believe this is a traditional British boozer, The George is about as authentically Greek as they come. A family-run affair, all of the delicious cuisine on the moderately-priced menu is cooked to perfection by the matriarch of the establishment while her husband and son take care of front of house.

Big menu and huge portions at Loukoulos Limenaria

Everything about Loukoulos is large – a lengthy menu is accompanied by enormous portions and doled out by larger-than-life waiting staff, making for a memorable dining experience. With food this good, you’ll want to finish it all, so make sure you come hungry – you certainly won’t be when you leave.

Experience shows at Restaurant Dionisos

Having been in the restaurant game for almost 30 years, the family behind Dionisos really know how to add that all-important personal touch to each and every meal they serve. Carefully crafted dishes are served with warmth, all for an affordable price in pleasant surroundings.

Italian food and fun for the kids at Maestrale

This family-friendly Italian restaurant offers some of the most delicious pasta and pizza to be found in Limenaria and perhaps the whole of Thassos. The kids will be kept occupied by the play area and swimming pool, while the adults gorge themselves on the seemingly never-ending supply of delicious cuisine from Maestrale’s kitchen. The rigatoni mare Luna is a preferred choice of regular diners.

Amazing chips with TV or a view at Amici Pizza Café

Another Italian-themed establishment, Amici serves all the usual classics such as pasta, pizza and garlic bread, as well as the finest hand-cooked chips on the island. Whether enjoying a football match on the TVs inside the restaurant or gazing out at the ocean on their al fresco patio, you’re sure to enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Homely charms and no menu at Limenariotissa Food House

Holidays to Thassos are the ideal opportunity to try some traditional Greek cuisine – and it doesn’t get much more home-cooked than this. Located off the beaten track at a 10-minute remove from the town proper, Limenariotissa doesn’t offer a fixed menu, or any airs and graces. What is does offer is a charming courtyard with grape vines for a roof and netted curtains for walls, while the staff really do treat you like one of the family as they serve up whatever is good on that particular day.

Seafood or full English at Camping Pefkari Restaurant

Though they excel in seafood specialities, the mother and son duo behind Camping Pefkari don’t limit themselves to just the staples of Greek cuisine. In fact, you can even get a hearty traditional English breakfast to give you a taste of home if your heart so desires.

Perfectly cooked dishes by the beach at Mum's Kitchen

If you’re a sucker for home cooking, you’ll be sure to love Mum’s Kitchen right on the beachfront. Grab a seat outside and watch the world go by while you dig into some of the most succulent grilled octopus you’re likely to taste – but be warned, the beachside tables fill up quickly in the evening.

Romantic meals at Stelakis Beach Tavern

Stelakis Beach Tavern is located a 10-minute stroll out of town on the beach itself. It’s worth tracking it down if you prefer the gentle lap of the waves to the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowd as the soundtrack to your meal. The exquisite cuisine and impeccable service make it the ideal choice for a romantic dinner or drink to round the night off.

Good quality and ever popular at Taverna Mouragio

The fact this place is always packed to the rafters with tourists and locals is a good indication of the quality of the food on offer. They also cater to vegetarians – not always commonplace on the Greek islands. Though the service might be a little slower due to the increased activity, it’s well worth the wait.