I’m probably the biggest fan of Greek food on earth. Are you with me? When I’d moved to Munich, I was so happy that there were so many Greek restaurants. Unfortunately, they only serve standard dishes from Greece, but the more you visit Greece and discover different parts, the more specialties you will get to know and love. Just like on Karpathos, where they served delicious Karpathian cheese, a local goat cheese. And, they are very proud of their Makarounes topped with onions.
Here are a few great restaurant/bar recommendations for Karpathos!
On our first day, we headed up north to see the traditional handcraft and work in the fields. We stopped in Avlona for a little snack at Taverna Avlona. The owner served us some delicious artichokes with a kind of omelette together with a local vegetable. I’m a big fan of artichokes and the combination with the egg and the local bread was fantastic.
In the evening, we visited Olympos, which I’ve already swooned about in my last articles. You’ll find Restaurant Drosia at the beginning of the town. They serve typical food from the region. All locally produced! The Karpathian cheese was very good. We had fried zucchini, Tsatziki, delicious goat meat and their famous Makarounes, which we’ve tried for the first time. Of course, as a sweet final you’ll have to try the Greek Loucoumades.
When we did a little roadtrip through the middle and eastern part of Karpathos, we stopped at 3Dolphins Restaurant in Lefkos. Sometimes, all we craved was a hefty Gyros plate. We enjoyed it along with two latte macchiato freddos. Amazing!
I highly recommend heading for a sundowner and dinner to Arkasa. A cute town on the south-eastern part. We had our last supper with our Karpathos guides at Kipos Restaurant. You should definitely try the ‘Koukia‘, which are yellow split beans, also called fava beans, grown in the north of Karpathos. The octopus was delicious too. I loved the atmosphere, which was a little bit more chic, yet authentic Greek.
For one last time we went to Stema Bar again. We’d already stopped there during our bicycle tour for a cold beer – fantastic! The bar is super laid down and relaxed. They love to play reggae music and the owner himself is just a character. The cocktails are great, the people nice – what else do you need?
I hope you’ve liked this article. Here are a couple of more recommendations on Karpathos by our lovely friend Renate at the Karpathos Diving Center:
- going out: Anoi & Life
- Acropolis in Pigadia (Karpathos town) is her favorite!
- Elea and Orea in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- Mesogios in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- Pigadia Restaurant in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- Odyssey in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
and more recommendations:
- Milos Taverna in Olympos
- Dramountana restaurant in Lefkos
- Le Grand Bleu restaurant in Lefkos
- Mama Maria in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- I zoi ton Aggelon in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- Under the Trees in Finiki
- Petalouda in Arkassa
- Kafe Skopi of Manolis in Mesochori
Don’t forget to check out all Karpathos articles!