The small, butterfly-shaped Astypalaia is a superb choice for a beach vacation. We’ve got you all the things to do in Astypalaia now it’s time to share our favorite restaurants on the island. We thought about going city-by-city, however, due to the small size you can access any place to eat from almost anywhere. Let’s see what are the best restaurants in Astypalaia.
Whether you are looking for seafood or some classic Greek you will find it on the island. The authentic taverna experience is just a cheap flight to Astypalaia away from you. Get ready to enjoy your vacation and eat well in this wonderful place.
Best Astypalaia Restaurants
1. Salis Kafeneio mezedopoleio
This is our favorite restaurant in Astypalea in terms of service and quality of cuisine. All of the flavors originate from Crete, and so does the chef, who pours all of his heart and soul into the platters he produces. If you are looking for a wonderful meal at a reasonable price, you can’t go wrong with this establishment.
An inconspicuous restaurant in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. The cuisine is fantastic, the proprietors are kind and inviting, and the decor is minimal. Everything on the menu should be sampled. It was everything done from scratch.
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Antikastro, a family-run tavern, is located at a terrace that provides stunning views of the sea and the town of Chora. The menu can change from season to season depending on what’s available. It’s hard to go wrong with goat meat roasted in the oven.
Conveniently located on the opposite side of the castle, this restaurant provides the best view among the area’s eateries. There is a wide variety of locally-sourced, delicious, and inexpensive cuisine available. It’s a fantastic deal. A wide variety of salads and sides are available to be shared in a family-style setting, and the amounts are ample.
Authentic Greek cuisine. They make simple dishes by hand, with fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. You can experience all the flavors of the Mediterranean in a comfortable and friendly setting. The tzatziki was homemade, the salad was amazing, the bread was delicious, and the ambiance was warm and inviting. Argo is a great place to eat if you’re craving Greek food and want to experience the real taste and feel of the local cuisine.
4. Akti Restaurant
Akti is one of the longest-standing and most popular restaurants on the island. As such we simply can’t miss it from our list of best restaurants in Astypalaia. We totally understand why it’s popular with tourists. The place has great service and nice views. The food is very good with a big menu to enjoy.
Whenever you are in Astypalaia we recommend a stop at Akti. Spend at least one night to try this restaurant and enjoy the great atmosphere it provides. We are sure that you will enjoy it. Akti is also the most romantic restaurant on the island. If you want to have a night out with the love of your heart this is the place.
We often find that many of these small Greek islands are all about authenticity. All about local food and local ingredients. However, there always seems to be an odd one out when it comes to restaurants. Here at Astypalea, it’s Aíolos. It’s an Italian restaurant with great Italian foods.
The pizza is always amazing, but we are more fond of pasta. They make amazing pasta and if you love Italian just consider this restaurant at least once. Yes, you will be eating something other than authentic Greek, but Aíolos prepares excellent pasta dishes to enjoy.
6. Gerani Restaurant
Family-owned tavern in Livadia that’s passed from one generation to another. It’s definitely one of those places where you’ll be charmed away at how local and authentic everything feels. From the menu to the presentation you’ll feel right at home.
You’ll find the restaurant right on the Livadia beach so it’s a great choice when you are visiting. Enjoy a good day on the beach and drop by Gerani for an amazing meal before you head back to Chora town.
7. Archipelagos cafe
Not technically a restaurant, but we love Archipelagos cafe regardless. They have pretty good desserts and cakes. The cafe has a nice terrace where you can sit and enjoy the view. You can come here during sunset and grab some drinks or a dessert to enjoy a romantic evening.
8. Turquoise Astypalaia
Street food is the name of the game at Turquoise Astypalaia. Whenever you are looking for a quick bite this is the place to be. You’ll find foods such as Gyros and pastries to go. They make excellent street food that’s perfect to pack for the beach. Yes! Consider stocking up at Turquoise Astypalaia before you head out for a day of swimming and sunbathing.
You can find Tásos near the airport. It’s a barbeque restaurant that prepares excellent meat. Lovers of tasty meat like lamb will be very welcome here. You can get pork, lamb, goat, and beef here. Everything is cooked on a barbeque grill to give it a real nice smokey taste. This restaurant is a great pick for a night out. Just keep in mind no drinking if you drive your rental car here.
10. Parathinalos Restaurant
Livadia Beach restaurant with spectacular views and a highly romantic setting. This is a good place to dine out and enjoy seafood by the sea. The service is great and the food is very good at Parathinalos. It’s a great option for those who are looking for a well-balanced, delicious meal made with locally sourced ingredients.
Night out on a beautiful island
Astypalaia is a charming place. With so many places you can choose from it’s hard to pick a favorite. We’ve selected the above list as our best restaurants in Astypalaia, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other amazing places. It just means we loved these ones and if we are ever on Astypalaia we will go back to them.
Best Restaurants on Astapalea FAQ
The restaurants on Astypalea are affordable and the portions are abundant.
The best place for traditional Greek in Astypalea is Argo.
Aíolos is a great Italian restaurant you can try in the town.
Parathinalos Restaurant is one of the best beach restaurant picks on the island.