Indulge in the ultimate foodie adventure with our expert guide to the best culinary experiences in Greece’s top hotel restaurants
Are you a passionate foodie seeking the ultimate culinary adventure in Greece? Look no further. As an experienced traveler with a passion for culinary delights, I have personally explored the country’s top hotels to bring you the ultimate guide to the best food experiences.
Our expert guide will take you on a journey through the most enchanting corners of Greece while indulging in the finest Greek cuisine. We have curated a selection of hotels that offer the most exquisite culinary experiences, from traditional local specialties to innovative dishes crafted by award-winning chefs.
Experience Greece’s vibrant flavors and unique culinary traditions while staying in the country’s top hotels. Our guide will introduce you to the most sumptuous hotel restaurants and dining venues, offering the most delectable foodie experiences.
From the bustling city of Athens to the picturesque Greek islands, we will help you uncover the finest culinary gems in Greece.
Join us on an unforgettable journey through Greece, and indulge in the ultimate foodie experience. This is the ultimate guide for those seeking the finest culinary delights and local specialties in best restaurants in Greece:
Mavro Restaurant at Kivotos Santorini
Mavro Restaurant is a culinary wonderland that boasts the finest local ingredients and Mediterranean-inspired dishes created by the renowned chef Dimitris Katrivesis. The restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience with its luxurious ambiance and breathtaking views of the Caldera. Nestled in the heart of Imerovigli, Mavro Restaurant has become a must-visit destination for foodies and travelers seeking an unforgettable taste of Santorini’s culinary tradition.
This year, Chef Dimitris has crafted a menu that expertly balances tradition and innovation. With a focus on fresh fish, which is delivered daily by local fishermen from the seashore villages of the island, the menu bursts with bold and explosive flavors that perfectly combine the tastes of Santorini with the Chef’s global travels. Guests can expect a mouth-watering selection of dishes that showcase the culinary expertise of this renowned chef.
New entry: Botrini Mykonos
Botrini’s Mykonos, the newest restaurant of the iconic Katikies Group, has just opened its doors. Following the huge success of Botrini’s Santorini, the first Cycladic version of the famous and Michelin-starred Athens restaurant housed at Katikies Santorini, Hector Botrini brings his culinary magic to the luxurious Katikies Mykontheos hotel. As the executive chef for all hotel restaurants, Botrini creates culinary masterpieces that enchant every visitor’s taste buds. Located above the sunny beach of Agios Ioannis, Botrini’s Mykonos offers a stunning Cycladic setting with a blue Aegean Sea backdrop and an exotic boho-chic atmosphere. The menu features contemporary dishes, including seafood, pasta, and meat made from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced locally and worldwide. The restaurant remains faithful to the values that have earned Botrini’s numerous awards and a Michelin star, and promises to redefine the culinary landscape of Mykonos.
Much- anticipated: Matsuhisa in Paros
The Greek culinary scene has recently welcomed the much-anticipated opening of a new Matsuhisa restaurant in the heart of the Cyclades on the island of Paros. The luxurious 5-star Avant Mar hotel, owned by Grivalia Hospitality, is the perfect location for the new restaurant, promising to redefine Cycladic hospitality with its unparalleled level of luxury and sophistication. Alongside a range of high-quality services such as a boutique, traditional pastry shop, wellness areas, and an outdoor theater, the new Matsuhisa restaurant is the main attraction. Renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa has brought his culinary expertise to Paros, introducing his signature cuisine to the island. Matsuhisa’s Nobu-style cuisine, which combines Japanese flavors with influences from Peru, offers authentic and delicious dishes to guests, all while taking in the stunning views of the Aegean.
Galazia Hytra Restaurant, Summer Senses * Paros
The gastronomic choices of Greek cuisine with its powerful local character and seasonality as well as the inviting wine list provide the perfect pairing for an absolutely idyllic getaway to picturesque Paros and Summer Senses Resort. Begin your day at the popular Galazia Hytra restaurant, which has conquered Paros and the Cyclades, following in the footsteps of its Michelin® star-awarded Athenian counterpart Hytra. The creative renditions of classic Greek dishes and the impeccable raw materials compose a top-of-the-range menu that stuns with its beautiful simplicity. The experience is elevated even further thanks to the breathtaking vistas of quaint Piso Livadi port, as well as the lights of Naxos island.
The Coast by Tamarisk at Numo in Crete
Indulge in an exquisite dining experience at The Coast by Tamarisk, where culinary enjoyment takes on a whole new meaning amidst a dreamy setting with breathtaking sea views. Nestled under the shade of tamarisk trees, this fine dining gem offers a secluded ambiance with tables almost touching the sea. Each dish is meticulously prepared, featuring carefully selected prime ingredients, such as succulent scallops with garlic butter, creamy mashed cauliflower, and a drizzle of cilantro oil. The ponzu-marinated oysters are another delightful delight for the discerning palate.
The mastermind behind the sophisticated menu, with impeccable attention to detail, is none other than Executive Chef Nikos Batter, who hails from Thessaloniki. With creativity flowing in his DNA, Chef Nikos Kourkoutas has an impressive background in luxury hotels both in Greece and abroad. His culinary expertise lies in the artful fusion of Cretan local produce with the finest Mediterranean ingredients, resulting in a culinary symphony that captivates diners daily. At The Coast by Tamarisk, expect a culinary journey that tantalizes the senses and celebrates the richness of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Pere Ubu at Kalesma Mykonos
Having opened in 2021, Kalesma Mykonos is already among the island’s favourites, for its sophisticated design and unique atmosphere. Created by the owners of acclaimed Athens restaurants, Pere Ubu, Kalesma features a modern destination restaurant, focusing on food for the soul. Led by chef Kostas Tsigas, the cuisine of Pere Ubu Mykonos stars in the island’s gastronomic scene. Fresh raw materials, local products, and organic ingredients with aroma compose the menu. At the same time, for evening pleasures refreshing cocktails and premium wine labels accompany the excellent sunset parties of the creators of Zucca Radio, but also the special summer evenings organised in the hotel such as barbecue nights and many more!
Barbouni Restaurant at Costa Navarino
Located at the beautiful Costa Navarino resort, Barbouni Restaurant offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Messinia. The restaurant focuses on fresh seafood and traditional Greek cuisine, emphasizing local and seasonal ingredients. Dine al fresco on the terrace with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and you’ll be treated to delicious food and warm hospitality in a beautiful setting.
New entry: Olvo at MINOIS Hotel in Paros
In the captivating landscape of Paros, a new chapter unfolds as MINOIS Hotel unveils its fresh identity, inviting travelers to bask in the allure of the Mediterranean. This exquisite boutique hotel, proudly affiliated with SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World), exudes a harmonious blend of Spanish, French, and Italian Riviera influences, adorned with captivating Moroccan touches, creating an ambiance that is nothing short of mesmerizing.
At the heart of MINOIS Hotel’s new venture lies the highly anticipated ‘Olvo’ restaurant, helmed by the renowned Michelin-awarded chef, Alexandros Tsiotinis. A culinary masterpiece in its own right, ‘Olvo’ aspires to reign supreme on Paros’ burgeoning culinary scene, aiming to redefine Mediterranean flavors with a touch of local flair.
Savor the symphony of flavors at ‘Olvo,’ where each dish boasts its own character and intense temperament. Chef Alexandros Tsiotinis and his talented team have curated a gastronomic experience that embraces the richness of the earth and the ever-changing bounty of seasonal ingredients. With each visit to ‘Olvo,’ guests are treated to a unique and delightful encounter, a celebration of culinary traditions and the finest local produce.
The name ‘Olvo’ itself carries profound significance, derived from the ancient word symbolizing prosperity, wealth, bliss, and happiness. Indeed, stepping into the culinary haven of ‘Olvo’ feels like a journey into a world of abundant culinary delights, where every plate exudes prosperity and happiness.
Milos at Xenodocheio Milos in Athens
The first Milos hotel in the world, founded by Costas Spiliadis, has opened in Athens, complete with a restaurant that embraces the Milos brand’s cooking philosophy of minimum interference and respect for the highest quality products and ingredients. At xenodocheio Milos, guests can taste the Mediterranean flavors of Greece while enjoying the hotel’s luxurious surroundings.