Crete, Greece Food Guide: 10 Greek food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kalamaki

November 14, 2019 Darwin Bolte

Find out what Greek restaurants to try in Kalamaki. Kalamaki is the name of a beach resort town on the Greek island of Zakynthos. It is located approximately 3 km northeast of the busy resort of Laganas, although despite the close proximity it maintains ...
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10. Taverne Vrachos

Komos Beach, Kalamaki, Crete 723 00 Greece Greek Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Table Service, Seating +30 698 361 1871
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4 based on 23 reviews

Taverne Vrachos

Reviewed By athp

we went to this restaurant for late lunch/early dinner mid June 2019 and the whole experience was great. The view from their veranda was amazing and the food is authentic Cretan food, very good olive oil, salad, appetizers and fish. The waiter George was very friendly, helpful and honest. We were also very pleasantly surprised by the bill which was very reasonable. Highest recommendation for great food with amazing, romantic views!

9. SunSet Palmetis

Kalamaki Beach, Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Mediterranean, Greek Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Table Service +30 2892 045183
SunSet Palmetis

This is a traditional Greek restaurant, which is near the Sea. We serve fresh fish every day and special Cretan cuisine. All our products are made from fresh ingredients.

Reviewed By Vinetou

Kalamaki was just a "side" destination for the late afternoon on our trip around Matala. Ordering a Greek coffee in SunSet Palemtis was a good idea. Beside a very good coffee and friendly staff, what remains is a nice location above the beach. Which is offering an opportunity for a long, inspiring walk.

8. Yiannis

Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Greek, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +30 2892 045685
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4 based on 35 reviews

Yiannis

Reviewed By Jamesdmd

Yiannis has been running his Taverna for 35 plus years ie before electricity and the strip in front. He has a book to explain the no menu and a wonderful cartoon story done by somebody else who gets the story and Yiannis. This is basic and rustic in the true sense. Don’t worry about food safety. His kitchen is immaculate and very organised. It has to be! You sit down with a beer on outside tables and wait wondering what happens. Then suddenly small dishes appear on the table like machine gun fire.Yiannis describes them in limited english. Anchovies , small fried fish you eat whole. Huge potato chips from his own farm. A blinding series of dips made by him. A smoked aubergine dip was a first fab for us. Taramasalata fresh and unusual. Courgette flowers stuffed with rice and soured cream dip. Risoto full of flavour and vegetables which was ideal for our grandchildren. Fresh large cooked prawns. Ham fritters. Boiled vegetables. Green beans. Chick peas stew. Haricot beans.olives and tacos bread. The table is overflowing. Yiannis understands the dilemma and appears with plastic boxes to take home for the next day. Finally his plums and cherries. He is wonderful with the children. There is no charge for them. The fixed price is embarrassingly cheap for the amount of food skill and his hard work. We took some un finished plates back into the kitchen to help him and us to leave some room for what was coming next. This is the joy of the interactive experience. Don’t go if you don’t like to let go and enjoy the moment on holiday! Don’t go if you don’t get authentic cuisine. Do go if you are are a Kalimaki regular like us to understand the contrast with the high end restaurants with big menus. Do go if you like organic food in season and appreciate the connection between food and land. His cucumber was so tasteful almost like a pear. Yiannis wont be here for ever and in years to come there will be nobody like him. We discussed politics at the end with two local gentleman with gestures and a few words to understand the feelings. This is cultural cuisine history in the modern world. I doubt Yiannis has ever heard of trip advisor and he is all the better for that!!

7. Diogenis Place

Creta.heraklion, Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Greek, Barbecue, Grill Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +30 694 147 2589 https://www.facebook.com/Taverna-diogenis-place-659917210735189/?ref=page_internal
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5 based on 44 reviews

Diogenis Place

Reviewed By Erik C

As regular visitors of Kalamaki (15 times in the past 20 years) we have been to Diogenis place many times and have never been disappointed!This is traditional Greek cuisine at its best! Diogenis' mother is really cooking with heart and soul and produces a variety of excellent greek dishes.Anything from the over (ouside of the restaurant) is absolutely delicious.On Friday evenings there is usually a band playing traditional Greek music ad often some of the Greek customers start dancing, and if you are really lucky, you can see Diogenis' father Nikos dance on top of a chair, or rather: the handrail of a chair! Most of the time, we just order a number of dishes and share the excellent food; that way you can get a taste of 4 or 5 different dishes.

6. Taverna Avra

Kalamaki, Crete 702 00 Greece Greek Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 2892 045052
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4 based on 77 reviews

Taverna Avra

Reviewed By nickwineman

That is a place you should visit to watch the sunset and eat some of the best delicacies of the area. Far for from the crowded zone of the Kalamaki beach but just 2 minutes walk from there, you can enjoy fish, salads or meat with the kind help of Fragkis, the owner of the place. Choose for sure the crab salad (excellent recipe), tuna salad and why not the stuffed meatball and the well grilled pancetta. Let the sea breeze relax you while sipping a glass of nice Cretan wine ! It's a no risk choice.

5. Aristidis

Kalamaki, Crete Greece Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +30(0)28920 45606 http://www.facebook.com/RestaurantAristidisEstiatorioAristeides
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4 based on 118 reviews

Aristidis

Reviewed By DirkW107

Aristidis is a very large restaurant : they have nice inside seating, but also on the footpath and, the most popular tables are beach-side under cover. Service is friendly and very efficient. The team is relaxed, but Greek with blue chairs and white tables.We ordered 4 fish dishes and 1 desert ; with plenty of small jugs of the local wine, we ended up paying 75 Euros for our party of 4. Having a nice meal with a glass of wine, sitting on the beach watching the sun go down . . . good night out.

4. Taverna Aristodimos

Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +30 2892 045008 http://www.aristodimos.com/
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4 based on 173 reviews

Taverna Aristodimos

Reviewed By shedinthemed

Spent the day driving along the south coast route from Elounda via Staying for 3 nights in Neo Kalamaki we strolled past this gorgeous looking taverna feeling thirsty and in need of a swim ... the inviting aqua and white decor and the charming smiles of the young waiting staff beckoned us in and were we glad they did ! We started with ice cold Mythos & Gin n Tonic served with nibbles overlooking the virtually empty beach with plentiful umbrellas & loungers, free for taverna customers. After a refreshing dip in the waves, supper was on the cards ... local specialities including Aubergines baked with minced lamb & cheese, chicken in a white wine sauce and the prawn saganaki was spectacular ! Complimentary olive tapenade with bread and milk pudding and fruit and a rather large jug of raki completed another splendid meal .... so splendid in fact that we returned for lunch the following day to enjoy the sun loungers and some expertly grilled Sea Bream, Prawns and Octopus , fresh Horta / Green beans and cheese saganaki ...copious quantities of local rosé, yet more raki and it’s still less than 20 € a head for more than we could eat or drink ! Wonder why people rave about Cretan hospitality.. look no further !

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3. Athivoles tou kara

Plateia Kalamakiou, Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Barbecue, European, Greek Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +30 2892 045745 http://restaurant-athivoleskara.business.site
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5 based on 79 reviews

Athivoles tou kara

Reviewed By Atairiastos

This is definitely the best restaurant in greater Kalamaki area. Located in an excellent location, just beside the coast, it serves a variety of well cooked local dishes. Barbecue and fish dishes are also in the menu, and worths attention. This is a family based set up, by a lovely Cretan family; simply, they serve what they eat themselves. Very reasonable prices. They certainly get tones of satisfaction while you deliver they hospitality. A must “non touristic” visit, in a very touristic spot.

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2. Restaurant Giorgos Fish Tavern

Kalamaki, Crete 70200 Greece Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +30 2892 045311 http://www.facebook.com/RestaurantGiorgos?ref=hl
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4 based on 286 reviews

Restaurant Giorgos Fish Tavern

Reviewed By Borce N

Wonderful owners, astonishingly delicious food at a very reasonable price and great home wine. Fantastic view on the sunset at the sea. The fish plate for 2 also includes shrimps, kalamari and octopus. This tavern is simply a ‘no-brainer’ if you are around Matala

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1. Delfinia Zaharias

Kalamaki, Crete 70-200 Greece Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +30 2892 045697 http://www.visit-kalamaki.com/en/restaurant-delfinia
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4 based on 316 reviews

Delfinia Zaharias

Dolfins.......Fsh playing and roaming, before storms warning in this way the sailors ; they're considered since antiquity mankind's frends...Our name .......Synonymous of our friendly service, a value vhich we've served faithfully and lovingly for 26 year

Reviewed By CPJD00

The Delfinia Zaharias is certainly one of the most famous restaurants in Kalamaki. Wonderful terrasse just onto the beach. Perfect to enjoy a nice dinner watching at the sunset. Lots of fresh seafood, but also traditional Greek food. Often very busy.

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