The food was the best Greek food we ate on this holiday and the best value for money. The building itself is very old and you are sat in a courtyard which was good because people do not walk past you whilst you are eating.
Favorite Dish: Stama is a meat stew which as cheese on the top of it. It is similar to Beef Stifado. The Potato croquettes where also very good.
We found this very good because they served different things to what all the other restaurants served.
The Windmill is situated high above the main town of Skiathos with fantastic views over the town and harbour, you can also watch the flights coming in and landing at the airport. It is a very steep walk up to it but it does make you work up an appetite. As you will read on the webpage link below it is a restoration of one of the oldest buildings in Skiathos built in 1880 and was in regular use until 1946 and was converted into a house until it fell into decay. It was taken over by a lovely couple Pam and Jon Dance who with the help of local craftsman turned it into the restaurant it is today. It is advisable to book in advance especially if you are feeling romantic and require the Honeymoon Table. The food was lovely, not one of the cheapest restaurants we visited but for all the above reasons well worth the visit.
We didn't get to try the food in this much-acclaimed restaurant. We turned up at just after 8pm on a Monday evening in early June, and the restaurant was about a third full. We asked if they had a table for two. The waiter asked if we'd booked and when we said no, he said they had no free tables. We then asked if we could book for another evening, and he very reluctantly got the diary out. The next day's page was empty, but he said he could fit us in at 7.00pm or 9.30pm. I asked for something around 8pm and they said they only do the two sittings ... odd, as many of the people in the restaurant at the time had clearly only just turned up! He was really unhelpful and made us feel very unwelcome. I don't care how good the food is, the arrogant, shoddy service would have spoiled even the best meal.
ALL THE TRADITIONAL DISHES LIKE MOUSAKA, STUFFED VINE LEAVES,STUFFED VEGETABLES ARE REALLY WONDERFULL
Favorite Dish: MY FAVOURITE WAS THE STUFFED AUBERGINES(PAPOUTSAKI IN GREEK LANGUAGE)IS REALLY A FANTASTIC TRADITIONAL DISH
it is really the best restaurant in skiathos island all the traditional foods are fantastic,and also the pizzas are delicius.the homemade walnut pie is very very good.the owners are very friendly with the customers and specially with the children.
Favorite Dish: the best dish for me was the aubergines parmesan and the stuffed aubergines
The "Village" is really the best restaurant in skiathos island and moby one from the best in all the greece i have visit so many greeke islands ,cities and so many restaurants for 35 years about and this is really the best that i have ever see.the traditional greek food there is absolutely fantastic.the fresh seabass ,porgy and mackerel was my best seafood in my life.the aubergines parmesan that my wife eated for all the days of our holidays was delicius.also the owners and waitors Labros and michael are very friendly they 'll make your holiday.i am impatient to go back to skiathos and eat so wonderful greek traditional dishes in the Village.
Favorite Dish: the aubergines parmesan and the sea-food
If you're heading into the town for a meal make sure you sit around in some of the places that are opposite the docks. These places tend to be a little more expensive but the food is great and the view is perfect for that romantic dinner.
The side facing fishing and tour boats tend to be better than the places facing the yachts and the ferry port... not sure why but you'll see what i mean.
Favorite Dish: Seafood!! it's all freshly caught every day
Main Street Cafe is a modern and classy decorated bar/cafe on the main street of Skiathos that serve small dishes such as baked potato and club sandwich. It is popular among tourists as well as locals. They have a DJ and in the evening, they pump up the music and people come there for a drink. They play chill-out music in the afternoon and house/funky house at night. They have the coolest bathroom on the island. It is also a great place for people-watching.
Favorite Dish: The drinks are excellent but quite expensive at 8 euros. The Mojito is a winner!
We shared a Main Street club sandwich, a new edition of the regular club sandwich -> cream cheese, sun-dried tomato, turkey.. with fries. It was quite good, but the french fries were soft (bad). We also shared a platter with finger-food, such as mozzarella sticks(yum) and fried mushrooms (weird)..the chicken wings were too spicy and burning hot.. Go there for drinks or maybe the club sandwich (I noticed the waitress eating a baked potato for lunch so that's probably a safe choice!)..
This restaurant located on the Main Street in Skiathos town is noticable because of its wooden interior and lots of flowers and green plants decorating the dining area. Quite exotic. The open kitchen creates a great atmosphere and a safety as you can see what's going on in there..
The staff is greek and speak a little bit English. The menu is dominated by the local greek cuisine and meat dishes. They have a bar-area as well where football-matches are shown on a big screen, and they are famous for their ice-drinks (didn't get to try them unfortunately).
Favorite Dish: The grilled lamb cutlets are served with fried potato, and it's good and a generous portion, but it's very simple. You get the lamb and the potato and nothing else.. no salad, no vegetables..
Simple, but good.
This restaurant run by a Norwegian woman specializes in Spanish and Mediterraien tapas dishes. Located on a terrace on the roof of one of the buildings near the harbour in Skiathos town, this is another excellent restaurant with a nice view.
For two persons it is advisable to choose 5-6 different dishes. It is possible to order more food while eating. Lisbeth and her husband (who run the place) are adorable and professional, and will gladly advise you when choosing the different tapas dishes.
Favorite Dish: The potato-dishes were great. And they had the best pita bread I've ever tasted. The garlic shrimps are nice as well!
The chicken in garlic/wine/.. was not very interesting and the onion croquettes were okay.
Do try the Mojito!!! It is very very nice.. and the prices on drinks are low compared to other places on the island (which serve crappy drinks)
One of the most popular restaurants at Skiathos. Sometimes there's a queue before the restaurant opens at night. You might have to wait for a while to get a table at this small and cozy place. What I liked the most is that it is situated in the narrow streets of town, creating an intimate and great atmosphere. The staff is sweet and polite, and the menus are all handwritten and decorated. Very cute.
They serve a really huge selection of different Italian dishes and the food is served in generous portions.
Favorite Dish: I shared a garlic bread as a starter, and it was huge, just like a calzone with two different cheeses (mozzarella inside and parmesan on top) and lots and lots of garlic. The ham/pineapple pizza is terrific, really great Italian pizza!
Located on the top of a hill in Skiathos town, the view of this old windmill - now restaurant - is terrific. It is an excellent spot to watch the sunset. The restaurant is run by some English people and I think the chef is Danish. The place is well-known and very popular at Skiathos so it is advisable to book a table in advance. This is possible if you go down to the harbour (easier than crawling up the hill to the restaurant) and you will be approached by a young woman who hands out flyers. Tables are set at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. If you are lucky, the honeymoon balcony - the best spot on the restaurant - might be available.
The menu is varied and you can choose between different dishes containing fish, meat, chicken or vegetarian. They have a wide selection of wines and beers as well.
The staff is professional and the service is excellent.
Favorite Dish: I had Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Garlic Mash, and the Windmill jam of berries as a main course and it was delicious.. Yummy! And for the dessert I could not resist the Windmill Chocolate Fondue, lots of fresh fruits, cookies and marshmellows, and a lovely chocolate dip.
This has to be the little gem in Troulos, forget the rest go for the best.
plus points Small Menu, you know it will be fresh. Family run. Son does the serving, others the cooking.
Lovely little garden taverna about 15 tables.
We were a party of 14 adults plus 2 children.
All the starters were very good, Fried Courgettes, Fried Aubergines, Sakinaki, Gigantes, all seemed to be priced at 2 Euros.
The specials on the two nights we ate there were great, first Stuffed Squib, a large meaty dish not the little rings. The next time Stafardo excellent.
The house wine was very good.
Total Bill for 14 adults 2 children for Wine, Retsina, beers Starters mains and treats for children (the adults were full when it came to desert) Total 171 Euros. (split between the adults about 13 euros a head less than 10 pounds) what a great place.
Favorite Dish: All on the plates were cleared and between us probably had every item on the menu.
Pork Chop (must have extra large pigs), steaks even better and cooked as requested. Mixed grill enormous, Masaka to die for. All dishes are great.
The Windmill Restaurant was opened in 1993 and is a beautifully restored windmill built in the 1900's. It is owned by the delightful and friendly couple, Pam and Jon Dance. It is high on the hill in Skiathos and has the most spectacular views of the town and harbour from its terraces. Booking is recommended, particularly for the Honeymoon Table, which is a balcony placed precariously on the side of the windmill with the best views!
The average cost for a three course meal for two would be around £35 with a bottle of house wine. Not the cheapest of the restaurants in Skiathos but excellent food, certainly different from all the traditional tavernas with similar menus and the location is definitely worth a visit.
Favorite Dish: Some of the dishes that were available at the Windmill :
Thai Fish Cakes with Sweet Chilli sauce
Lamb Fillet with Red Wine Jus
Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Fylo Parcel
Roast Duck with Cherry Sauce
There are numerous restaurants in Skiathos town. Broadly they are located in the old port, the new port, the old town and an area known as Club Strip.
We were not so impressed with those on the waterside in the new port (typically more expensive and the food not as good). Those on the waterside in the old port were better value.
But mostly we ate in the old town. Dionyssus and Georges are good value, Asprolithos and Polycratis at the top of the main street are good. Amfiliki opposite the health centre has good food and a great view (but book a table in advance near the window).
Jimmy's bar at the old port is a good place for a early evening happy hour drink (in September it is very picturesque as the sun goes down) Similarly the bar on the tip of the 'island' separating the old and new ports.
The coffee house with the Illy sign overlooking new port serves the best coffee around