Odysseas(Ulysses) Restaurant is one of the restaurants in the port . Very fresh fish and well cooked food!
Greek traditional dishes are served and are delicious indeed!!! The fresh breeze and the nice view of the sea will give you a lot of appetite and I am sure you will enjoy your meal. If you have never tried a small fish named “gavros” don't forget to try it. It is delicious!!! They serve tasty lobster and spaghetti with lobster, and a lot of salads and different types of small delicious plates, we call “mezes”.
Of course you will find typical Greek dishes such as mousaka and so on...
Salads cost about 3 euros, small fish and other dishes about 7, meat dishes about 10 and big fish and lobster go by the kilo. Whatever you eat there I guarantee it will be a success!
Odysseas Raftopoulos-Tzanetos - Frikes—Ithaki
tel 26740 31733 / mobile: 6979 687864
This nice restaurant is in the capital town of Vathy. You can have a very nice meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoying beautiful views of the town. It is on the seaside facing the town so the views are nice all day long. You can sit on the tables by the water or in the main restaurant which is a little more protected during the windy days.
The food I had was very well cooked and gave me the familiar taste of my mother's cooking. I tried the “taramosalata”(fish egg salad) which I adored.
A lot of typical Greek dishes are served and the prices are normal for the island. Fish dishes are priced by the kilo , meat dishes are delicious and cost 8 to 10 euros, salads and small dishes are about 3euros and different types of breakfast cost from 3 to 5 euros. There is a special prawn dish at 15 euros, too. Dimitris, the owner is a very pleasant and cool guy, who is always available to help you.
The restaurant is on the road to “Loutsa”, which follows the coast line around the port. It's the last restaurant near the marina with the sailing boats.
Dimitris Tsiribis – tel. +302674032311 mobile: +306932342185
Several cafes: Don't skip the pizza
According to a Greek friend, several Italian families settled in Ithaki after WWII. A few of them have opened pizzerias that take advantage of all local ingredients. The menus are covered with dozens of options, from the basic Margherita to a pizza almost self-destructing from the weight of 7 generous types of toppings. One of my personal favorites was the tuna pizza. It was canned tuna, but it was extraordinary on these pizzas.
Favorite Dish: Definitely the tuna, but I also enjoyed ones with sausage, mushrooms, etc.
Cafes/restaurants in vicinity of the plaka: Local dining
Most of the local restaurants have a variety of dishes availible every day. There are good burgers and greek salads for lunch, and dinner is always a fun surprise. All of the meat and seafood seems to come from the island's resources. You can go inside and check out what are the choices of the day in the display cases. Wonderful lamb and chicken are often the meats, moussaka is popular, as is seafood of course. This is where I fell in love with octopus, but there are many options for those who prefer not to suck on suckers. :)
Favorite Dish: Just look for what's fresh. Basically anything in the cases is, as far as I understand. You can also inquire with the owner (I used very basic Greek and hand gestures) who are usually very happy to help.
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There are a few local restaurants terraces along the harbour where you can have a typical Greek meal for about 12 euros. All of them are right by the sea, is a nice place for dinner, so fresh and cozy!
Favorite Dish: The fresh fish is a must here. Ask to see the fish and choose the one you like best. About 6 euros for a medium fish, grilled.
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