The island’s best places to eat are family-run taverns that serve authentic Greek recipes. The taverns are often full of locals, which is a good sign!
Make sure to visit the Sponge Diver Taverna, where you can learn about the spongers and try some of their specialties. The tavern also has amazing views of the sea.
1. Sponge Diver Taverna
Located right by the beach of Vlihadia, this excellent fish and seafood taverna is a very good choice. It offers a lot of great choices on the menu and the atmosphere is very friendly. The restaurant is very well-reviewed, with 73% of the reviews being excellent and 18% very good.
The place is a real gem and you can visit it any time of the day. The food is excellent and the service is also very good. The prices are also very reasonable and the view is just magnificent. The only downside is that the place can be quite busy and you may need to wait for a table.
This is one of the many great places to eat in Kalymnos. It is located on a cliff above Palionnisos beach, and the whole place has an extremely Greek feel to it. The restaurant has a nice terrace where you can enjoy the view of the sea and the mountains.
In addition to the usual Greek dishes, this is a very good place to try some of the specialties of the island. This includes mirmizeli, the local village salad, which consists of barley rolls on the base baked in a wood oven and then topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta cheese, capers and kritamo (citrus salt). Mouri, a traditional dish with lamb, is another must-try. For dessert, you should not miss out on galaktobourekos and kokoretsi with honey.
The rocky landscape of Kalymnos continues underwater, making it a fantastic diving destination. The crystal clear water is full of marine life, including sponges, sea anemones, octopus, and starfish. You can also see a lot of beautiful coral.
Arginonta is a popular beach with good tourist infrastructure and is situated just 8 km from the capital of the island. The beach is very well-organized and has loungers and umbrellas to rent. The only negative is that it can be very crowded during the summer. This is a great beach for families with children, as the waters are shallow and there are good facilities.
2. Artistiko Taverna
This place has an excellent reputation among the locals. It serves great Greek food at low prices. You can find a variety of dishes to choose from here, including nicely cooked fish and lamb. The staff is friendly and attentive. They are also knowledgeable about the wines that they offer.
The restaurant was founded by brothers Angelo and Jetmir Bushi, who are Albanian-born but have spent a lot of time in Greece. They have transformed the restaurant from a fairly no-frills spot with an awkward layout to one that is both welcoming and modern.
Artistiko Taverna is a perfect ‘Greek Dining Chateau’ serving affordable dynamic preparations under the watchful eye of their marvelous cast.
3. Kouloura Restaurant
This small traditional taverna is located by the sea. The menu features Greek dishes. The staff is friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable. This restaurant is popular with tourists.
This taverna is one of the most well-known restaurants on Corfu and is open all year round. The food is excellent and the service is top quality. You can order grilled fish, sardines and other Greek specialties. The ice cream is also very good. The owner is very nice and makes you feel at home.
The taverna is a great place to visit with the whole family. It is located close to the beach and offers comfortable rooms. The rooms are air-conditioned and have flat-screen TVs. The taverna also has an outdoor pool, where guests can relax and unwind after a long day. The staff is available to assist with all your dining needs and can help you plan your holiday.
You can order a variety of drinks at this bar, including beer and wine. There is also a wide selection of desserts, including ice cream. The bar is open throughout the day and is a great place to relax with friends.
Taverna Kouloura is located in a convenient location and has many amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool and a sunbathing terrace. It is within walking distance of Houhoulio Beach and has a free car park.
The taverna has a restaurant with sea views, where you can enjoy a meal. It also has a lounge with a fireplace. There are also many places to eat near the taverna, including Super Marios Market and Kalami Beach.
Quite literally on the water’s edge overlooking Kalami Bay on Corfu’s north coast, this restaurant is the lower ground level of Durrell Family White House – the Corfu home of author Lawrence Durrell. It has a superb setting with an idyllic atmosphere and is chosen by celebrities, actors, and world famous politicians.
The restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine in a relaxed, informal setting. The dishes are imaginative, and the cook is keen to use classic ingredients in new ways. The menu includes a range of appetizers, such as bruschetta with anchovies, dill, and capers; a fresh pasta with roasted eggplants, sundried tomato sauce, and Morelli mushrooms; and lobster ravioli with a bitter almond cream sauce. The wine list is impressive and includes a number of rare wines from Greece and around the world.
4. Aegean Restaurant
Aegean Restaurant is a rustic culinary treasure that seamlessly blends simplicity with strong traditional influences. Their hospitable courtyard designed for easy access even for those with physical disabilities makes a welcoming setting to savor their delectable Greek dishes and wines. For those who love to finish their meals on a sweet note, they offer a wide selection of traditional homemade desserts such as the famous baklava that layers chopped walnuts with honey-orange-cinnamon syrup and flaky filo pastry.
They also serve authentic American favorites such as juicy burgers, tender steaks, and barbecue ribs. They can accommodate large groups and offer catering services as well.
Their service is prompt and efficient creating a friendly and inviting atmosphere. They are also very accommodating to special requests or dietary restrictions. They make sure you are satisfied with your meal and will recommend items from their menu to compliment it.
Their food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable. They have something for everyone, and their wine list is extensive. I highly recommend them. They are open for lunch and dinner, and they have a full bar. They have a beautiful view of the sponge docks and Anclote River. They have outdoor seating as well as an indoor dining room.