- Chrisa Theodoraki
The stunning Cycladic beauty of the island of Paros makes it a popular destination. This Greek island is a cosmopolitan place, with many restaurants. These top 10 offer top-notch cuisine and service.
Located in a quiet cobblestone alley in the picturesque port of Naoussa, Soso prepares high-quality Greek fusion dishes that have made it the culinary queen of the town. During the long Greek summers, the tables are placed outside in the alley (a practice followed by almost all local restaurants), creating a romantic atmosphere. Soso is perfect for a dinner for two and for those who like traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist. The wine and beer menu is varied and well thought of. Dishes like the haloumi cheese with honey, the lamb in lemon sauce and the slow-cooked pork are among the most popular. You are strongly advised to make a reservation.
Naoussa , +30 697 487 8281
Siparos can be found at the gorgeous beach of Santa Maria and is famous for both its fantastic food and its stunning location. This seaside elegant restaurant offers a variety of fresh Greek and Mediterranean dishes that have made it a popular culinary destination. Watching the sunset from the restaurant is a nice way to spend an evening; the views are spectacular. Try a combination of delicious fresh salads and of course the seafood menu, including dishes like the grilled octopus and calamari. It is all fresh cooked and served to a high standard.
Santa Maria, Paros +30 2284 052785
Les Amis Bistro Cafe
This modern bar/restaurant is the best place on the island to enjoy Italian fusion cuisine alongside some rocking cocktails. The menu entails an imaginative range of dishes all made with fine local ingredients, as well as desserts and fresh coffees. Les Amis has a charming rooftop terrace, as well as a sleek modern interior. Both of these are perfect for couples looking for a romantic dinner with high-end ambiance and views. Late at night it transforms to a lively bar famous for its parties, live events and well-made drinks.
Naoussa +30 2284 051100
Mediterraneo is a fish meze restaurant in the stylish marina of Naoussa. It is well known in Paros for the quality seafood meze (the Greek version of tapas) as well as the fresh fish, colorful and crispy salads and a variety of traditional side dishes. The menu is a smart blend of Mediterranean and Greek fish restaurant cuisine, and uses local ingredients imaginatively. Freshness is what matters above everything else here. The location in the quiet side of the harbor of Naoussa offers magnificent views of the yachts in the marina.
In the Marina, Naoussa +30 2284053176
This gourmet fish restaurant is a popular spot. Located at the most picturesque spot of Naoussa’s harbor among an array of white washed traditional houses and churches, it could have been part of a Hollywood film set about Greece. Fresh fish delivered directly by the fishing boats in the harbor in front clearly goes to good use here. Quality meats, fresh salads and vegetarian dishes are among a wide range of Greek dishes that are also available. The best spot in town hands down for people-watching and feeling the Paros vibe.
Naoussa Port +30 22840 52639
In the quiet fishing village of Aliki this simple fish taverna has made a big name for itself by serving the most delicious and freshest fish in the area. This is an old style fish taverna where you order no-nonsense dishes like Greek choriatiki salad, fried calamari and octopus, and of course, an ice-cold beer to go with it. The location right in front of the water is magnificent.
Sea front, Aliki +30 2284091512
In the main port town of Paroikia, this spot’s outstanding food has made it one of the most popular restaurants in Paros. Happy Cows describes itself as modern European-Greek vegetarian cuisine and serves generous portions of well-presented dishes, a real treat for the palate. The level of freshness of the ingredients is exceptional and the menu offers smart options for a variety of tastes.
Market Street of Paroikia | Behind the National Bank of Greece, +30 698 105 3607
Offering spectacular views of the picturesque village of Lefkes, Aranto Restaurant prepares Greek cuisine of supreme quality. Well outside the main tourist zones of Paros, this is a well-presented little restaurant with personality that has exceptional value for money. It is a more sophisticated option for those who are looking for real local experiences and a variation in scenery. The village of Lefkes in Paros has stunning architecture and character.
Lefkes, Paros +30 2284 044070
If you are looking for a break from fish, Klarinos in the beautiful village of Lefkes is the best place to try simple and wholesome Greek food. This is clearly a meat taverna, so make sure you try the succulent barbecue spare ribs, bifteki or sausage. For vegetarians, dishes like spanakopita and fried zucchini offer a delicious alternative. A budget choice with excellent value for money.
Taverna Giannoulis prepares hearty greek food, and it is the perfect choice for those looking for budget food in Paroikia. Popular dishes are the all-time favorite Greek souvlaki and gyros, served on pita bread and accompanied by red house wine. Simple, delicious and tasty, this is everything you need before you hit the bars in the port of Paroikia, or while you wait for your boat to arrive.
Limani Paroikias – Port of Parikia