Eating out

 
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Parikia

Albatross - on the sea front next to the port, this is one of our favourites. Wonderful seafood and try their roasted vegetables with balsamic sauce. And if you like garlic, their garlic sauce (skordalia) is the best on the island. (+30 22840 21848).

Apostolis - situated on the sea front on the road to Livadia this taverna specialises in sea food dishes (+30 22840 24265, 21522).

 Aroma – situated close to the Post Office, this taverna serves a wide variety of traditional Greek dishes (+30 22840 21985).

Ephessus - on the sea front on the road to Livadia it presents dishes from Greece, Asia Minor and Turkey. This taverna is open all year round. (+30 22840 22520, +30 6976 065689).

Koralli - situated on the road to Livadia this popular fish restaurant has a fabulous view over the harbour (+30 22840 22081, +30 6976 699950).

Levantis - situated at the top of Market Street this is the most expensive restaurant in our list. A modern Greek/Mediterranean menu cooked to perfection. This is a place for a special treat (+30 22840 23613).

Noufaro - on the sea front in Parikia this is our favourite pizza restaurant and not only in Paros. If you like spicy try their Vesuvio pizza (+30 22840 21171).

Paros Taverna - another of our favourite tavernas. Situated between the two main car parks next to the peripheral road (periferiakos). Paros Taverna is a traditional family restaurant. Their kontosouvli, chicken souvlaki and biftekia are among our favourites (+30 22840 24397, 23574).

To Steki - if you want a good cheap souvlaki takeaway then this is the place to go. On the periferiakos opposite the Aegean Hotel (+30 22840 22832).

Sotires

To Spitiko – newly opened in 2019 (it was originally on the sea front in Parikia) this taverna serves a small number of quality Greek dishes made with local ingredients. It has spectacular views towards Antiparos. It is the closest restaurant, in our list, to the Aghia Irini Villas. (+30 6947 586562).

Piso Livadi

Markakis Restaurant – one of the best restaurants on the island and our current favourite. Traditional Greek dishes with a creative twist. (+30 22840 42177).

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Santa Maria

To Dixty – if you are spending some time at Santa Maria, then it is worth visiting this friendly taverna. A full range of traditional Greek dishes is available at reasonable prices. (+30 22840 52368).

Naoussa, Xifara

Siparos - just outside Naoussa on the road to Santa Maria. They take a modern approach to traditional Greek recipes. Where possible they use only locally produced ingredients. (+30 22840 52785; +30 6977 017925).

Drios

 Markakis - on the beach at Drios it has long been a favourite with our friends. Friendly service and good food from a traditional Greek menu (+30 22840 41913).

Prodromos

Tsitsanis Tavern - a traditional family run taverna that uses home grown ingredients in its dishes. A cold beer and their good food are welcome after completing the Byzantine walk from Lefkes. (+30 22840 41375).

Alyki

To Balcony tou Aki – situated at the edge of the harbour, right on the waterfront, it is more than just a fish restaurant. There is a wonderful range of salads, fish and traditional Greek dishes. (+30 22840 91512).

Antiparos

Yiorgi’s Taverna - situated half-way up the main street this family restaurant is always welcoming. Serving traditional Greek dishes with charm and good humour. Try their paidakia (Greek lamb chops). (+30 22840 61362).

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