A guide to the best restaurants in Potos
As with all of the most popular Thassos holiday destinations, Potos enjoys an enviable location right on the coast. This means the vast majority of its restaurants have sweeping sea views and waves lapping almost close enough to get your feet wet. The culinary scene is dominated by traditional Greek tavernas offering up all of the old classics in homely and often family-run establishments. In recent years, more modern takes on gastronomy have crept onto Potos’ radar, as well as some international menus.
Book up for big servings at Taverna Irene
One of the most popular places in Potos, it can be hard to get a spot in Taverna Irene even if you book in advance. That being said, if you get there early and are lucky enough to get your feet under the table, you won’t regret it. They dish up big portions of mouth-watering cuisine, and little more can be asked of a restaurant.
Meat platters at Taverna Georgios
Calling all meat-eaters… the signature dish at Tavern Georgios is mysteriously named ‘The Greek Plate’. Order it and you’ll be rewarded with a feast of perfectly cooked meats in traditional Greek style. Superb customer service and unbeatable value for money complete the package at this tavern much-loved by locals.
Fish by the sea at Taverna Poseidon
As the name might suggest, this taverna serves divine seafood dishes right on the waterfront. The portion sizes are enough to fill you up without stuffing you senseless, while the whole experience is complemented by the ambient atmosphere and attentive service.
Out of town treat at Taverna Klimataria
Tucked away about five minutes outside Potos, just before San Antonio beach, it’s easy to miss this hidden gem but hard to forget it once you find it. Its slightly remote location lends the interior a relaxed mood, while the delicious food is to die for. Don’t miss the homemade bread or the stuffed calamari.
Dine among the palm trees at San Antonio Beach Restaurant
Speaking of San Antonio beach, its eponymous restaurant has quite a reputation all of its own. The location, sheltered under the gently swaying palm trees and with a view onto the crystalline water of the Aegean, is bettered by no other restaurant in town. While the layout of the place is executed in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings.
High-end beach dining at Psili Ammos Restaurant
If your idea of a good holiday revolves around lazing on a beach and gorging yourself on high-class gastronomy, Psili Ammos could be your heaven. With enough loungers to service an army and more mouth-watering menu options than you can shake a parasol at, there’s a reason why the place is consistently popular with overseas travellers.
Every course done to a T at Piatsa Michalis
Whatever you fancy, a visit to Piatsa Michalis won’t leave you disappointed. They serve succulent marinated marine hors d’oeuvres, seafood pizza and hearty Greek favourites. That’s on top of exquisitely prepared vegetarian options and the delectable desserts cooked by the owner’s own fair hand.
Al fresco pizza at Casa di Pizza
Holidays to Thassos offer ample opportunity to sample traditional Greek cuisine, but if you’ve tired of moussaka, go Italian with an authentic pie from Casa di Pizza. The open terrace next to the beach makes for the perfect place to people-watch as you help yourself to another slice – you’re on holiday, after all.
Elegant fast food at Miglio Gastro Bar
Miglio Gastro Bar offers restaurant-quality cuisine with the speed and expense of fast food fare. Gyros, burgers and souvlaki are the order of the day here, so if you’re looking for something quick and easy but in a slightly more elegant setting than your traditional fast food joint, Miglio is the ticket.
Greek food and an Australian welcome at Bar Boomerang
Comfortably straddling the line between family restaurant and lively bar, Boomerang has large screen TVs to watch all of the biggest sporting events on while you dine. The incredibly friendly Australian owner is guaranteed to make your experience a pleasant one and the Greek salad comes highly recommended.