The Neon Bar is possibly the best bar/cafe in Afandou. Now situated just off the main square, having moved about 70 feet within the last 12 months from the square itself, the service here from the staff is fantastic, you really will not find a more friendly place in Afandou.
This bar has been a favourite of my family since they first visited rhodes in 1983. Its recent move is largely due to the unscrupulous characters running the bar next door, who got very jealous of the amount of business the Neon bar was getting and began to make life very difficult for them.
I have eaten here a couple of times and can tell you that the food is of a very high standard. If we do go out into the village and do not eat here, you can't beat calling in after for post-dinner drinks and one of their amazing crepe suzzettes!
This bar is definately worth a visit if you pass through Afandou, you will not regret it!
Note: The picture is of the Neon bar at its former location, the current bar is located 70 yards to the left
Favorite Dish: The Crepe Suzettes are definately the best thing on offer here, but all the food is lovely!
Gyros is traditionally made of pork but in recent years chicken gyros has appeared, thanks to its low fat content.
Recently the doner kebab has also shown up, made of mixed lamb and beef mince.
In the Greek gyros, the pita bread is not cut open to insert the meat and vegetables Greek Pita is more like a thin flat bread.
There is also the version in half a small loaf of bread with the centre removed, which is basted and grilled like pita bread.
In northern Greece gyros is served with mustard or ketchup instead of yoghourt. In Athens, gyros does not include chips.
Make your own:
This is probably the best way of enjoying a healthier gyros with quality ingredients. Ready-made pita bread is sold in all major supermarkets and pork is readily available. Recently, special herb and spice mixtures for gyros have come on the market, although oregano, salt, pepper and cumin are found in every home. The recipe below is just one of the many variations you can try. With a bit of imagination and experimentation you can create your own perfect gyros recipe.
Cut the meat into narrow, thin strips and marinade it in a little vinegar. Add a dash of oregano and cumin if you like the flavour. Defrost the pita bread, slice the tomato and onion thinly and fry the chips. You’ll also need some yoghourt, tzatziki, mustard or whatever else you want to spread on the pita.
When the meat is ready, cook it on the grill along with the pitas. Spread your chosen sauce on the pitas and add the meat, tomato and onion. The chips can go in the pita too or be served separately on the plate. The second option makes it easier to wrap the pita as it won’t be too full.
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