Top 6 Greek Restaurants on the Ionian Islands

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When in Rome… or in your case, when sailing on your charter yacht in the Ionian Sea, take the chance to try traditional Greek food. And where better to do it than in Greek tavernas surrounded by the turquoise Ionian Sea. We present you just a small selection of the restaurants worth visiting, but there is no reason for you not to explore others as well. Here are some details on Sapfo and The Barrel on Lefkas, Olive Tree Taverna and Popolaros on Zakynthos, Maistro on Corfu and Ithaki…guess where 😉

Sapfo, Agion Nikitas / Lefkada
Named after the poet Sapfo, who supposedly died on the island, this taverna reflects true Greek spirit. It is located in the small village of Agios Nikitas, directly on the beach with an amazing view over the sea. Its menu includes fresh fish you can choose for yourself from the restaurant’s wide selection and specialties such as tsatsiki or rozoli (sweet liqueur).

The Barrel, Nidri / Lefkada
Another tavern on the seafront with a wide choice of dishes from traditional and modern Greek and international cuisine. It’s a family-run restaurant that provides the authentic taste of the Ionian Islands.

Olive Tree Taverna, Tsilivi / Zakynthos
The Olive Tree Taverna offers contemporary and traditional Mediterranean cuisine in an authentic setting with stone walls and wooden chairs. It’s the oldest of its kind and one of the best in the village of Tsilivi on the beautiful island of Zakynthos.

Popolaros, Ampelokipoi / Zakynthos
In Popolaros you will get your food prepared according to the traditional recipes, together with homemade bread and exquisite wine. You might also get the chance to eat your dinner while listening to Zakynthian folk songs performed by a live band.

Maistro, Acharavi / Corfu
Maistro features a terrace overlooking the sea where you can enjoy your meals prepared from fresh fish and seafood in a traditional Greek manner. Try the lamb or the tasty pastitsada.

Ithaki, Stavros / Ithaca
Did you guess correctly where it was? There are several restaurants bearing the same name in Greece, but this one, in the village of Stavros on the island of Ithaca, you will never forget once you’ve visited it. The restaurant offers a blend of classic and modern Greek cuisine, the specialties of which include octopus, lobster and other seafood dishes.

Check out what other secrets sailing in the regions of Greece holds. charter a yacht and opt for an amazing vacation, full of culinary, and other adventures, as well.

Have a safe and pleasant journey!

Antonia Tomašić

Antonia Tomašić

Travel writer. Food writer. Sailor.

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