Holy Acropolis! Amazing food, on point cocktails and a view that is just awe-inspiring. This restaurant is in an incredible way to start your time in Athens with a rare mix of great location, ambience and food. We loved the Octopus Slices and the Cod Cakes, but everything was just incredible.
Dinner in the Sky, Athens
Could a dinner also be one of the best travel experiences of your life? Yes, absolutely. Suspended 160 feet in the air, prepare for a beautiful view and incredible meal, plus unlimited wine. Be front and center to watch the sun set over the Acropolis and ready for a party in the sky with a few new friends at a communal table with a pre fixe menu.
Spilia Cafe, Hydra
For a small island, Hydra has a number of delicious restaurants (my runner-up is probably Sunset Restaurant), but Spilia Cafe has incredible vibes- and food. Sit back, have a drink, read a book and make sure to order the gyro (it's plated versus wrapped-style).
Arizmari Creative Cuisine, Chania
What can I say about Arizmari's other than it is my absolute favorite restaurant in the world? It is pretty much the epitome of Crete's incredible food. Dining on the Chania harbor is so charming, make sure to leave time to explore the town square afterward. The mussels are superb, as are the stuffed mushrooms and mushroom risotto. Be prepared to stay late drinking free Raki and enjoying complimentary dessert!
Perched on the perfect spot on Heraklion's harbor, Ipokambos is the perfect place to indulge your seafood obsession. Try the seafood risotto (pictured), any of the fresh fish and like most other restaurants in Crete, be prepared for dessert and Raki on the house. Whatever you order at this family restaurant, the truth is you can't go wrong!
Does standing among a crowded group fighting for a place to stand/sit not sound like the ideal way to enjoy Oia's famous sunset? Then make a reservation at Pelekanos and get a front row seat and a great meal while you're at it. Try the Moussaka, the Haloumi and the Mussels. For dessert, definitely the cheesecake.
Need another restaurant perfect to check out a beautiful sunset? Of course you do. And I would never send you anywhere with bad food either so be prepared for another meal with incredible food and an incredible view. Tip #1: Make your reservation early to get the patio table! Tip #2: Order the Pappardelle and the Octopus. The Seafood plate and Lobster Linguine are incredible as well!