A guide to the best restaurants in Skala Potamias

As one of the principal tourist destinations on the island of Thassos, Skala Potamias has its fair share of eateries and fine dining establishments. Seafood lovers will be in their element here, though there are plenty of options for meat-eaters and vegetarians as well. Skals Potamias’ privileged location on the northeast coast means almost all of the restaurants in the town enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and golden stretches of sand on their doorstep.

A freshly prepared selection at Krambousa

A quintessentially Greek restaurant, Krambousa prides itself on fresh ingredients, expert preparation and competitive prices. The menu is long enough to entice but not so lengthy it overwhelms, while the atmosphere is inviting and relaxed.

Service is above and beyond at Magic Coast

Though the menu is more than passable, the real magic behind Magic Coast is this family-run restaurant’s fantastic atmosphere, enhanced by the infectious smiles and laughter of its waiting staff. The seafood, Mediterranean and Greek food is very respectable but the service is outstanding.

Every detail looked after at Theagenis Restaurant

Having been in operation for more than 40 years, Theagenis is one of the oldest restaurants in town and the staff are every bit as dedicated to creating quality cuisine as the day they opened. Extra care and attention is paid to every aspect of the meal, from the ingredients which go into it to its presentation on the plate.

Fresh ingredients and service at Alkyoni Tavern

Despite the size and scale of this ever-bustling restaurant, the owner Nikos never fails to come and greet his customers personally. With vegetables straight from his own garden, you know you’re getting fresh produce. All the other ingredients used are fresh, too.

Relaxed beachside dining at Platanos

Having recently relocated from another restaurant in town, the new owners of Platanos have kept the same winning formula that made them a hit with patrons in their last venue. Simple, delicious fare in unpretentious surroundings and at decent prices make Platanos a great option at the end of the beach.

Good helpings of food and laughter at Taverna Fillippoi

The chatty waiters are masters of many different tongues, including the language of comedy. Come to Fillippoi for tasty, filling meals served with warmth and humour in a relaxed atmosphere sure to make you feel at home.

Speedy bites at Aginoras Snack Bar

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, you’ll find it here. Aginoras is something like the Greek version of Subway, serving up authentic gyros to make your mouth water. Service is rapid and the prices are right – when in a hurry, this one is the place to go.

Iced coffees and light meals at Caffe Bistro Thomai

With very generous portions at low prices, it’s no wonder Thomai is a perennial favourite with locals and tourists. More of a cafe than a restaurant, the bistro is the ideal spot for breakfast, lunch or just a quick drink out of the sun. The iced coffees are especially delicious on a sweltering day.

All day smoothies at Fruitbeat Juice Bar

Open 24 hours, this fruit-juice and smoothie shack provides a quick boost of refreshment and nutrition whenever you need it. If you’re looking to cool down your body temperature while topping up your vitamin intake, look no further.

Greek with a good helping of Italian at Aphrodite

As well as presenting all the old Greek favourites like moussaka, kleftiko and souvlaki, Aphrodite also incorporates Italian elements such as pizza and pasta into its menu. This meeting of Italy and Greece is nowhere more impressive than with the unmissable pastitsio. It’s minced beef or lamb cooked in tomato sauce, combined with pasta and white sauce before being baked in the oven.