OK,the food is quite simple.Maybe it is the sea aura,the fresh ingredients or the distinguished Lesbian ouzo(at least 12-14 brands,one should find one's favorite) that makes it so tasteful.First you ask for some starters (there is a great choise for them),either chosen by you or leave the waiter bring a different one every time you ask for a new round of ouzo.The strongest is Barbayianni with 47% alcohol (or was it 52%?).Then, you continue with fresh fish ,brought the same day by local fishermen.There are many good restaurants in different villages and beaches.I enjoyed 'Mythymna" and "Ayassos" villages' restaurants.
Favorite Dish: A local plate is "sougania" which are stuffed onions (with rice and cheese) ,delicious but difficult to find.But then,stuffed zuccini flowers ,usually fried ,sure you can -and should find.
Lesvos is also famous for its "A" quality olive oil ,which is the main product of the island,and for its sousted sardines that come from 'Caloni' bay. You can find them canned.
Don't forget to buy "ladotyri" (certified name of origin), an excellent local cheece made from mixed shhep and goat milk. Can be enjeyed raw or fried.Last for a long time.
I dont really remember the name of the restaurant. It was on the road to Gavatha just before the little road that leads to the beach. I think the owners name was Costas.
Favorite Dish: Grilled fish and meat, great salads and fried stuffed zucchini flowers.
This is a small bar located in the heart of Petra. I can say that this is local Greenwich point, observatory of Petra's life. Sitting in Beba's Corner - situated on the pathways' crossroad - you can "control" way from the Petra pier and main coastal road to Church on the rock, tavernas' square and shopping alley. If you want to meet someone, this the place you can choose.
The service is friendly and it speaks English perfectly. Extra atrributes of Beba's Corner are also fresh breeze from the sea and close distance to the nearest cake's shop with yummy walnut Baklava. So take a seat outside ask for ouzo/wine/coffee and delight in lazy afternoon.
It is situated at Skala Sykamias Village next to the fishing boats port. It was established in 1920. You are going to taste typical Greek dishes cooked with fresh products and pure olive oil (you are on the olive trees island). Try Spaggeti with Lobster, “Kolokythanthoi” (stuffed with rice and cheese), baked sardines and you should drink ouzo (the second famous product of the island). It serves special flavors for special customers just like us.
Ambrosia is just behind the little church off the main square of Skala Kalloni. They specialise in meze here and have a really nice choice of dishes.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish has to be the lamb pie. Its huge and the lamb is so tasty!
This is a family run business with great local dishes (mom and aunt do the cooking) We have our full english breakfast here if we are too late for the hotels, they do a fine spread. I can recommend EVERTHING on the menu. From the pizza's, to the club sandwiches to the stuffed aubergines! Friendly , hardworking staff. They have draft beer too.
The loo is kept very clean.
At the end of the day they let us take a bottle of wine or ouzo back to the beach with glasses to see the sun set, how relaxed is that?
Favorite Dish: I love the Greek meatballs (sosoukakia) and the club sandwiches. Is it very touristy to say they cater for the basic British taste too if the need be there (morning fry up)? Do try their own dishes tho, they are fab!
We have made great friends with the cook Yannis. He does the grill and watches over the village square. This taverna is where the local dignitaries come to eat, the local fishermen and lots of tourists who enjoy Greek cuisine. Yannis used to live in Australia and speaks good English, if you need any help to find a place to stay or any info on the village just ask Yannis.
As you can tell by the photograph (I think he is the most photographed person in Lesvos) he is very ticklish!
Favorite Dish: Besides the fish (just ask Yannis: whats the fish today?) they have local Greek dishes, I love the pastichio and the stuffed aubergines.
The harbour of Lesvos offers a great menu. Because the fish comes in fresh every day (the octopus hangs out to dry as you are eating), the quality is very nice. Some restaurants offer frozen seafood. Even some down at the harbour, you just have to check the menu carefully and else ask the waiter.
If you really crave for a slice of pizza, you can get that as well. Just don't except the same taste. The greek are very attached to their goats and also their goatcheese. They sometimes use that to put on the pizza, so the pizza gets a sort of sweet taste. Just so you know...
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish from the harbour is the sword fish. Because it's soft and fresh and very very nice with a bit of lemon. But you have to know when during the time of year they have sword fish. The last time I ordered, they didn't have any, and I stil haven't figured out when that specific time actually is. And of course, the lack of it can also depend on the catch of that day...
In the harbour in Molivos the restaurant tables spread out onto the very edges of the piers. You can sit just by the water and have a meal or a drink. The fish was really nice, although costly. But what an atmosphere!
It is a beautiful restaurant situated at the center of Molyvos' harbour. It is easilly accessible and serves fresh fish all day long. This is like that because the local fishing boats make their daily stops at its pier before they take their catch to the markets, the vegetables are from their own garden.
The staff is polite and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Mousaka, stuffed tomatoes, calamari (squids), octopus and the rest of the mezedes are delicious!
Don't miss the yogurt with honey dessert. It is delicious.
This restaurant serve authentic greek meals cooked from local vegetables and meat. Situated on the seaside road close to the football stadium .you can sit on the balconi enjoying the sunset or close to the beach.....nice friendly and cozy atmosphere include the amazing taste of cooked food elevate your senses to the highest point. Try to eat stuffed kalamari, stuffed lamb, mousaka,octopus in wine and many many more......
I nice little Italian restaurant with a seating area on a balcony with great views. The stuffed pasta is yummy and the pizza's are great. But best of all if you get there early before it sells out - the home made tiramasu is gorgeous.
Favorite Dish: Tiramisu - yum
Many people overlook To Xani because it is the first 'eating house' you come to as you walk up the main agora. This is a mistake. The food that we have had has always been good and the prices are excellent. Both of the waiters are called Manolis so it is easy to be on first name terms.
Manolis and Manolis are very friendly and will help you order and give Greek lessons if requested. The views of the bay are stunning from both floors, and it is a nice place to watch the sun go down with good food and a really friendly atmosphere.
It is frequently full which is a strong recommendation.
Don't walk to the harbour every night. Give To Xani a visit instead and sample this little gem.
Favorite Dish: Everything here is good so it is very hard to pick a favourite. Errrrr so I guess the lamb chops win.
If you want to taste the original greek souvlaki, gyros pie or whatever then you must visit!!
Olympia & Nikos are a couple who own this grill-house and will do their best to leave with the best impressions!!
A must visit in Petra, a must visit in Steki!
You will find them in the inner street of the seaside where the most shops and mini markets are. You can ask them by their name if you don't find it.
Best value for money
Favorite Dish: Gyros of course, what else?
Also there is excellent beef portions, huge dishes and lovely greek salads.
Fantastic greek wine and ouzo as well
Scala Sicaminias is a little worth-seeing port at North,where you can go by car or by a boat trip and is full of fish taverns.Try "tsipoura" fish (i just found out that is called gilthead).