Ithaki is a small yet legendary island in the Ionian Sea, famous as the setting for ancient king Odysseus and his epic journey as written by Homer. More prosaically, it has some good places to eat too. We list some of the best local tavernas to try while you’re here.
Yefuri is one of the best restaurants of the island, in a unique location surrounded by pine trees in the area Platreithias. It focuses on an international cuisine and has set high standards, using fresh ingredients of excellent quality. The staff are polite and the service is exceptional. Yefuri, Platreithias, Ithaki, Greece, +30 2674 031131
Restaurant, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
Traditional Greek meat dish | Courtesy of Pizza House
Ageri is a seaside restaurant in Frikes, aiming to use the best local ingredients, from wines, spices and olive oil to eggs, meat and fish, in order to please the Greek and international visitors and bring them in touch with the Mediterranean culture and gastronomy. The restaurant’s chef, creates the seasonal menus with love, care, creative talent and respect to the culinary tradition of the place.
Located in the area of Stavros, Ithaki offers quality dishes based on the modern Greek cuisine, with excellent quality as far as the tastes and the service are concerned. The restaurant’s design is elegant and harmoniously combined with the surrounding natural beauty.
Kohili is located next to the sea in Vathi, right in the island’s heart. You should visit it to try the amazing fresh fish and seafood, used in all kinds of creative dishes. The hospitable owners will treat you to local delicacies or fruits at the end of your meal. Kohili, Vathi, Ithaki, Greece, +30 2674 033565
It may sound weird, suggesting a pizzeria as a dining option in an island full of fresh fish and delicious seafood but this one’s really worth it. The location is lovely, the staff are friendly and the pizzas amazing. Lo Spuntino, Vathy, Ithaki, Greece, +30 2674 770522