Of all the places I have visited all these years Rhodes Island was the last place on earth I expected to taste such great Indian food.
The place is beautifully decorated and in the spirit of Indian culture, the service is friendly, polite and on time and the prices are reasonable (30€ including drink).
I would happily visit again in a future travel!
Favorite Dish: Chicken Vindaloo (Chicken cooked with ginger, curry, garlic, cummin, red pepper, green chilli). Extra hot, very colorful goes well with rice and a cold Craft Beer.
The first thing I remember about Mythos was the spectacular view of the village from its rooftop terrace. I also remember that after we finished our meal the waiter gave us a shot glass of something, it was so delicious I asked him what it was but he wouldn't tell me! Top secret!
Favorite Dish: There is a good selection of Greek food to try on the menu. I think I had a Souvlaki.
I don't remember much else (prices etc) but if you're in Lindos you can't go wrong by having a meal here.
We stopped in this place on our way to Fourni Beach for lunch.
Panorama Tavern in Monolithos, Rhodes Island has great views and delicious food.
The prices are good, and can't complain about the service.
It is great place to escape the midday sun.
Favorite Dish: We had horta, greek salad, zucchini croquets and calamari.
We decided to go to Lindos one night. We passed this town during the day and it was packed with tourists and tour busses so we decided to come back at night. When we arrived the sun was already gone, but it was still light enough to take few pictures. After few shots of Lidos beaches we decided to find a restaurant that does not have a steak on the menu, or at least does not have a steak on the first page. We looked and looked and .....no hope.
Finally we decided on "Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place" because they had a table available on the rooftop. We won a lottery that night. The food and service was superb.
Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place is a family run restaurant. Parents and grandparents in the kitchen and young handsome sons are serving the food. The family is originally from Cyprus, therefore they had few dishes from that ISland as well.
We were extremely happy with this place and would return there on a heart beat.
Favorite Dish: We had mezze platter (Humus, taramosalata, tzatziki etc), shrimp saganaki, octopus in vineger, stuffed peper and tomatoe, plenty of beer and wine :-)
So we hop in our car (Topless Matiz) and went for a ride to discover Rhodos.
One wrong turn and instead of Apolakkia village we end up in Apollona village. Not a big difference in name but huge difference on the map. Since getting lost on an island is never bad (it is an island, you will get to the shore no matter what direction you will go), we decided it is time for lunch, and some map reading exercise.
NNorth east of Apollona village as we were driving through Platania village we saw a small taverna in modern building overlooking a valley. Since it was first taverna we saw for a while we decided to turn around and try to get something to eat.
There was nobody but the owners in the tavern. As usually, mother and father were cooking and a tinge boy was serving. We looked at the menu and on our "Orange Juice scale" the taverna looked extremely good. We order few small dishes (it was a lunch time) and after few bites we ordered few more....and more.....the food was superb!!! and prices - hard to find on touristy Rhodes :-)
Favorite Dish: We had greek salad, plate of pickled anchovies, fries, fried zucchini, greek yoghurt with nuts and honey, 2 orange juice and 3 fancy frozen coffee. Our bill with table cover was 26.30 Euro + tip
When we first came to Rhodes, Paulo worked behind the reception of the Hotel Oasis. He bought the land next door and opened his own bar/resteraunt. Over the years it has changed slightly, with the 'bar' part declining and the resteraunt prospering.
It's not the cheapest Taverna around, but the food certainly is good and Paulo and his family are very friendly and helpful. So, if you're passing Afandou on the main road to Lindos, why not call in and pay them a visit.
Favorite Dish: Stifado is my favorite.
Pistachio, Muscles in Garlic Sauce, Souvlaki,
some stuff with meat and peppers in that we can't remember the name of,
Apple Pie, Yoghurt and Honey with nuts, mousakka, Giouvetsi, Lamb Chops, Salads.
Paulo's cheesey balls are particularly nice..
You will find them just away from the main street in the old town. The have a big selection of Greek mezedes and delicious fish appetizers. the have great fresh fish, but it is quite pricy, so check before you order
Rhodini is the oldest and most popular garden cafe in Rhodes. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night from 20h00 to 24h00 their greek nights come alive with music, soublaki on the grill, french fries, salad, tzatziki and limitless wine
Favorite Dish: Tzatziki, but then I am a sucker for this starter dish
One of the sweetest smelling places in a greek village is the bakery, It's one of the first things i look out for and it's certainly worth paying a visit early in the day for the freshest Koulouria (rings of white bread sprinkled with sesame seeds), Choriatiko (a flat off white and very tasty country bread). And why not purchase a few Moustalevria (wine flavoured sesame biscuits) to eat on the wak back to your lodging.
At the end of the days baking the ovens are normaly made available for Neighbours to cook their Legs of lamb or other roasts so if you are staying self catering and only have one of those small hobs and no oven why not make friends with the baker and he will do your lamb to.
Greeks often eat their after dinner dessert at the pastry shop ( Zacharoplastio ) on the way home, Traditional tavernas rarely have a varied selection. Among the most popular are baklava ( a honey drenched flaky pastry with walnuts and almonds), loukoum (a doughnut like honey fritter), kataifi (a sort of shredded wheat filled with honey or syrup and chopped almonds), pitta me meli (honey cake), Galaktobouriko is a custard pie and don't forget the dairy shop (Galaktopolio) for the perfect sour sweet mixture of fresh yoghurt and honey.
Or just some fruit, the best being peaches, apricots, grapes, melons and pomegranetes.
Although the origins of the gyros are lost in the mists of time, there is no doubt about the souvlaki. The souvlaki first appeared in ancient Greece, as proved by a recipe from that time. The dish was called “kandaulos” and combined grilled meat, pita, cheese and dill (Athenaeus, The Deipnosophists, 12, 516d).
Many centuries later we find references to street vendors selling souvlakia with pita in Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium.
The first souvlaki shops in Greece appeared in Livadia in 1951, selling souvlakia on a stick and gyros.
Today souvlaki is available in souvlaki shops and restaurants in every Greek town and city. You can order it as a takeaway and of course you’ll always find it sold at canteens at street markets, on the beach or by the side of the road. At every festival there’s at least one vendor filling the air with the delicious smell of char-grilled souvlaki.
This little inn, with terrace is placed next to the church of Siana.
It is a popular place to eat, and to enjoy the quietly of the village.
The small restaurant offers a large number of natural products, very delicious and good presented.
The “Tsatsiky” offered in this tavern is the best of the whole island, and the speciality of the restaurant is the “Honey yogurt”.
All the products are home-produced.
The owners of the tavern are very friendly and hospitable.
Favorite Dish: Tsatsiki
The entrance in this restaurant situated in the centre of Faliraki Station is dominated by the big statue that represents one of the seven World Wonders.
This is a symbol of the old history of the island, and a good name for the restaurant.
The visitors of the station are thrilled by the great Colossus, at the gate of the restaurant.
The traditional meals and the international foods that you can eat here, and the romantic ambiance of the restaurant represent a normal situation for the tourisms on the island.
The restaurant offers a dreamy atmosphere and is a popular place for the many visitors of it.
This restaurant is a much appreciated luxurious house in the centre of the Faliraki Station.
Here, you can find a romantic atmosphere and you can hear a good classic music.
The restaurant is very elegant furnished and the guests enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere.
This Grill House is a very popular restaurant in Faliraki, where you can eat a lot of fresh grill foods, in an agreeable atmosphere.
Traditional meals made from lamb, pork or cow meats are to be found in this restaurant.