Fourni (Phournoi) is a group of small islands southwest of Samos and southeast of Ikaria. It is not a popular destination for cruisers because of the violent gusts from the SE meltemi wind.
However there are some really good places to eat. Here are some of them: 1. O Ksenixtis Platanos.
1. O Ksenixtis Platanos
The food was delicious, the staff friendly and helpful. It’s a little pricier than other restaurants in the area but it’s worth it!
The fish is fresh and well grilled. The staff is very helpful in suggesting what to order. The place is small and quaint, but it’s worth the trip.
It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The owners are really nice and they have some lovely desserts. The only downside is the coffee is pretty bad but otherwise it’s a lovely place to sit and have some peace and quiet.
Located in the heart of Fourni, O Ksenixtis Platanos serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is a good choice for families, groups of friends and couples, and offers a variety of dishes, including meatballs, chicken, lamb and doner kebabs. Guests can also try ouzo, tsipouro and other local spirits at the bar.
This restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Fourni. It has excellent service, tasty food and a wonderful view of the sea. The grilled fish is especially recommended. Its location is convenient, right by the beach.
Guests can dine at a range of eateries near Archipelagos Hotel, such as seafood restaurant Grill the Girls and O Ksenixtis Platanos, which are both within 5 minutes’ walk away. It is also within walking distance of Fourni Sqr and Kampi Beach.
2. Ksenixtis Restaurant
Ksenixtis Restaurant is a restaurant in Fourni that serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is located close to the beach and has a terrace that offers views of the sea. It is also close to many shops and cafes. The restaurant is family-run and has a good reputation. The food is excellent, and the service is friendly. The restaurant is also suitable for large groups.
Time Out tip: Dine here and you’ll be treated to a flavorful culinary jaunt through Israel, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey – with fire-roasted meats (including lamb), handmade couscous and perhaps the best pita in Los Angeles. They’re also known for their delicious desserts.
Ksenixtis is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike, as it’s both affordable and offers good quality food. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose from an array of dishes, including souvlaki and gyros. In addition, they serve a variety of fresh fish, including mussels and lobster. The menu is also complemented by an extensive wine list, with a number of classic and regional wines available. Those who prefer a more informal setting can dine at Jannis Sklavos, which is a great option for lunch or a drink. It has a port-side terrace and is a good spot for watching the sunset. The bar has an excellent selection of ouzo and tsipouro, and you can enjoy it while enjoying the view. In the evening, the bar plays live music. It’s a fun place to hang out with friends, and it’s also ideal for a romantic evening. The Fourni islands are off the beaten track and not visited by many cruisers, perhaps because of their violent gusts. However, the island is worth visiting for its beautiful beaches and a stroll along the main street, lined with trees.
3. Nikosa Restaurant
One of the best places to eat in Fourni is Nikos Taverna at the seafront. The food here is varied and excellent, the service is really nice and entertaining and the place is relatively inexpensive. There is no menu, instead you go out among the pots in the kitchen and point out what you want to be served and Nikos and his warm hearted wife Jenny are happy to show you one dish after the other. You can get fried fish, a big Greek salad and good mousaka and they also have a very good white house wine.
You can find a few other nice restaurants along the pier, Miltos is a nice fish taverna and cafe Archontiko right next to it is a great place for breakfast or a cappuccino (the strong Illy coffee that Greeks are so addicted to). The view from this restaurant over the little pier and the small island Thymena is stunning.
Fourni is a serene village where time seems to stand still and you get a feeling of what Greece was like 20 years ago. There are a few cosy taverns on the seafront and along the main street that are full of expectant locals and tourists in the evenings. The tavernas are like giant Greek living rooms where people sit and talk. It is a perfect place to sit and people-watch.
4. Icarus Cafe/Bar
This moody, comfortable addition to Peel Street takes its name from the Greek mythology story of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and fell into a watery grave. The restaurant’s dishes are crafted with a similar level of hubris – big flavors and large plates designed for sharing. The menu’s creations boast a polished veneer that points to a seasoned chef who has established his culinary identity long ago.
The food here is a mix of Asian and Mediterranean with an emphasis on local ingredients. The menu is curated by Sam Stoios, who has been working in the industry for over 20 years and has a passion for cooking and creating innovative food. The menu is full of exciting new combinations that will please all tastes, including seafood dishes and vegetarian fare.
If you’re looking for a drink, Icarus has 5 taps and offers flights of 4 beers and a handcrafted soda. The beer is brewed by Mike Goldstein, who has worked in the beverage industry for over 20 years and loves to work with local breweries.
Icarus also features an exceptional wine selection, focusing heavily on natural and international wines. The knowledgeable staff will encourage patrons to explore different flavours and discover new favourites. The venue will also feature a “Nonna’s House” event on Fridays, where guests can immerse themselves in the experience and enjoy stories about the wines and complementary snacks.
The staff at Icarus is friendly and helpful, with many customers saying they’re happy with their experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, making it a great spot to visit with friends or family. The bar is also located near Fourni’s sandy beaches and traditional tavernas, so you can easily make your way to other places in the area after you’ve eaten here.
5. Grill the Girls
Located next to Nikosa restaurant, Grill the Girls is a small family-run eatery where the food is very good. This restaurant serves a variety of Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Its meatballs and doner kebabs are delicious, and the prices are reasonable.
The owners and staff here are very friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed. The place is not large, and it doesna’t look like your typical Greek bar, but ita’s undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Fourni.
Ita’s a good idea to come here for lunch, as the menu offers many tasty options. You can also order drinks here, and the service is quick. The owners of this restaurant are very friendly, and they take pride in their work.
You can also try some of the local wine, which is very tasty. The location of this restaurant is convenient, as Fourni Sqr is just a short walk away. You can also go to Kampi Beach, which is only a few minutes away. The restaurant is open all day and night, so you can visit it whenever you want. There are also some taverns and Kafeniens in the area, which serve traditional Greek cuisine. These restaurants are not as busy as some of the other ones on this list, so they can offer you a more authentic experience.