The best place in Skiathos, great people, great food.
We went in 1994 and got on great with Dino and his family. We sent them Pics when we got home which are still behind the bar. My ex Father in Law visits every year and says it is still going strong.
Unless you are a family of wealthy sea lions you may wish to avoid the Carnayo restaurant for fear of becoming victims of the great 'fresh fish!' scam visited upon us during our stay in July. While it is frequent practice for fish to be priced by the kilo in many restaurants, I am sure that most non-amphibians would not expect to be served a whole kilo of chopped up fish per person with no accompanying vegetables, rice, salad or potatoes. Just fish! Piles of it! In a heap on your plate! Even the fish soup contained a kilo. While the manager protested that it was quite normal for people in Skiathos to consume such vast quantities of fish, the sceptical among us could not help wondering, at the presentation of a 450+ euro bill for the fish alone (shared by 3 people), if this might not be some cynical ploy to get rid of the night's catch in one go, in the near empty restaurant. Funnily enough, some waiters in other restaurants also seemed to take the view that this was a scam, and did not seem entirely surprised that it had taken place at Carnayo.
It is located in a less crowded spot of the town from he harbour towards the road to airpot. We enjoyed the breathtaking view to Bourtzi while being 'on board', which is the name of the retaurant translated. We laso liked the style, and speaking as a stylist & journalist too, it reminds cruiser of old times '30's or something and combined with the lila and lime colours gives the aura of freshness. The menu is exceptional as we visited the place many times, all dishes are high quality, respect seasonality and totally vau for money. Bravo!
Favorite Dish: Lamb Noisette with smokedeggplant and manouri cheese gratin
Risotto Milanese with gruyere cream flavored with Greek DOC saffron
Chicken breast fillet with potato mash, crispy rocket leaves and velvet thyme sauce
There is plenty of choice in Aghia Paraskevi for a good meal. Platanias Taverna, Jimmys and the Orsa on the main road all offer traditional food at a reasonable price. Off the main road, the Pegasus and Kalma also offer exceptional value.
Favorite Dish: Kleftiko at Kalma
This restaurant is well decorated and serves traditonnal dishes all prepared by the expert hands of Mrs Spyridoula. Get a table at the veranda and order “Choriatiki Tyropita”(cheesepie), “Taramokeftedes” (balls with Taramas(a product created from the fishes eggs)) and a lot of other dishes.
We tried a lot of tavernas, but this one had the most authentic Greek food, just wonderful!
Very nice and quick service and in good location for people watching as well.
Prices are very reasonable and portions are just right.
Favorite Dish: Everything!
Open all day, close to the beach it's a great option for tasting traditional Greek “mezedes” (the equivalent of “tapas” in Spanish cuisine) with “Plomari” ouzo. Roasted fish, seafood or the famous Petros' chicken fillet stuffed with banana that is named after the chef, are some of your options for the main course. Should you wish to have lobster for dinner make sure to call in advance and make a reservation.
A number of Greek traditional recipes, combined with special plates like veal in “stamna” or “Asprolithos” chicken are offered here. Excellent service, along with a friendly atmosphere will allow you to enjoy these new flavours to the maximum.
It is located within an apartments complex by the same name and is a place grown with pines and planes, offering a warm and relaxing atmosphere far away from the busy and noisy harbour and town of Skiathos. The traditional plates suggested will certainly be remembered just like the wonderful interior built with stone and wood.
It is the best choice in Skiathos Town. Offering a fascinating view in the port bay, the surrounding hills and the marina, Windmill is considered to be a must for tourists visiting Skiathos. You may be challenged to climb the steep hill but the service and the view will more than reward you. The international menu offers a wide variety of choices and the British owners make you feel like home. It may cost you more than the average tavern, but the value for money is high! Would you wish to have a romantic dinner or arrange the Proposal? Hurry up, and reserve the one and only balcony for two.
FANTASTIC TRADITIONAL GREEK DISHES LIKE MOUSAKA STUFFED VEGETABLES(THE BEST IN THE ISLAND).I TRAVEL FOR MANY YEARS IN ALL THE ISLANDS IN GREECE BUT I NEVER HAVE SEE AGAIN SO FANTASTIC FOOD AND HOSPITALITY FROM THE STUFF AND THE OWNERS.
THE HOMEMADE PIZZAS ARE DELICIOUS,AND ALSO THE LOCAL RED WINE IS SO NICE.DON 'T MISS TO TRY THE TRADITIONAL GARLIC BREAD FOR STARTER IS VERY VERY GOOD,AND ALSO THE MANY KINDS OF THE SOUPS THAT THEY HAD IN THE MENU.ALSO ASK THE OWNERS LABROS AF MICHAEL FOR THE MANY CHOICES THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE SEAFOOD,IF YOU WANT LOBSTER OR A STRANGE FISH YOU CAN EAT THERE BUT YOU MUST TO ORDER MOBY A DAY BEFORE.I WAIT TO GO BACK IN "THE VILLAGE" THE SUMMER OF 2007.
Favorite Dish: THE PIZZAS,THE FRESH SEABASS AND THE GARIC BREAD WAS REALLY NICE
the traditional dishes like mousaka and stuffed aubergines are fantastic really the best in the island of skiathos.also the spaggheti and the homemade pizzas are the best.also if you like the fresh fishes there are many kinds of fresh fishes in this restaurant mackrells,seabass,squids,octapus.the owners are very friendly
Favorite Dish: my favourite was the lobster that i tried ,but if you want you must to order two days before ,because is not so easy to find fresh lobster
The menu is small but this in Greece this is good, a true sign that all is cooked there and then.
It has a small seating area about 15 tables. The service is just at the right pace can not be faster as son does it on his own. The cooking is done by other members of the family.
The Garden is full of colour and flowers, dreams are made of this. The pork chops are large, the steaks larger. The mousakka superb.. The mixed grill enormous. The house wine very pleasant. The young son instantly fulfilled our request that the two childrens meals be bought first (a thing many parents will be pleased about).
Favorite Dish: The favourite dish of our Fish lovers was stuffed squib, a beautifully cooked item, not chewy but meaty texture stuffed with rice and herbs.
But all plates were cleared and between us we had at least one of each item on the menu.
Kolios Taverna has a whopping menu, but the seafood is highly recommended. The white bait is good, but the real business is squid. If you like your seafood ever-so-slightly rubbery, you'll love it!
Squid is far easier to eat as Kalamari - usually served as a starter and simliar looking to onion rings.
Also served as a main course, it's a bit more of a challenge. Especially the chopping off the legs bit. Yum.
Favorite Dish: Kalamari is delicious and the perfect starter or beach-side snack.
1901 has a reputation as being one of the finest restaurants in Skiathos town. It's beautifully tucked away in a small side-street, well away from the more touristy areas. Explaining how to get to it would be pretty tricky - Skiathos town is a maze of small streets.
You can choose to eat inside or out - outside in the restaurant's courtyard, or, as we did, literally on the street. The outer of the building is beautifully lit.
Favorite Dish: The food is truly excellent. I think I had a carbonara washed down with some continental Amstel (why does it always taste better outside Britain?). Pretty good value for money, but probably slightly more than average for Skiathos.