Awesome restaurants in Ios

Ios is a Greek island that is part of the Cyclades group of Islands in Aegean Sea. It is a mostly hilly island with cliffs overhanging all the way to the beach. In the past, Ios was popular with hippies since it is warm enough to sleep in a sleeping bag after a night of partying. Today, the beach of Mylopotas has been developed into a resort like destination complete with beachfront restaurants and hotels. Below are some of the best restaurants one the island.

1. FREE Beach Bar & Restaurant

Located on the scenic Mylopotas Beach, this restaurant is popular for the Mediterranean, Greek and Vegetarian cuisines it serves. It features bespoke furniture such as king-size beds that hang on metal bars, You can bet that the food and cocktails served here are the best in Europe.

2. Elia Food & Drink

Of all the restaurants in the Cyclades, this little eatery in Ios Island is the most talked about. Its signature dishes, Dolmades and the Feta Sesame Parcels, are some of the best tasty cuisines you can have anywhere. The allure to the restaurant is added by the fact that it overlooks the sea and it is not expensive.

3. Katogi

Apart from having superb customer care, this restaurant also boasts the best Greek tapas dish. If you are looking for a place to have a nice quiet meal while watching the activities on the sea, this is the restaurant to grace.

4. Harmony Mexican Restaurant and Bar

This is one of the best places to sample Mexican cuisine in the heart of the Cyclades. Can you imagine sampling fajitas while watching beautiful people merry make at the Mylopotas Beach?

5. Escape

The Escape Restaurant is a cozy seashore restaurant that makes you warm and fuzzy. From the moment you step into the restaurant, you are engulfed by the family like aura that oozes out of the staff, meals and surrounding. Trust me; you will never want to leave the restaurant.

Ios is one of the most visited Cyclades Islands. How the island has managed to retain its natural beauty is anyone’s guess. The restaurants have friendly staff that goes out of their way to make you feel at home and the food is perfect to a fault. If you have never been to the island, add it to your bucket list. 


by Kennedy Runo on 01/28/2014 in Dining