Eat Greek on Naxos, and generally you’ll enjoy bigger portions and more fresh, home-made food than in Athens or on islands overwhelmed by summer tourists. Most tavernas offer standard fare and similar range of dishes, but these are based on what’s available and in season, as well as the limitations of the family cook. If you need a break from Greek salad and pork in the oven, alternatives, including Greek-style Italian, Mexican can be found in and around Chora and along Plaka beach.
Expect to pay half the cost of a comparable meal in France or Italy, a third of the cost of one in England. Quality of food and service do vary, as does the local wine; it is perfectly reasonable to ask to taste it before
committing yourself to a miso- kilo (1/2 a litre).
Every village has its kafenion, which tend to cater for the elderly men, and offer Greek coffee or Nescafe, fizzy drinks and water but little else. There is a growing number of chic bars and cafes offering a choice of filtered coffees, drinks, snacks, and sometimes a wide range of cakes and pastries, in Chora (aka Naxos town) and along the coast to
Ag. Anna, plus a handful in the inland villages Halki/Filoti but most are closed November-March inclusive. Several bars and restaurants offer live music, usually traditional island music or Greek in mid to high season,
but it is unlikely to start until at least 10pm. In Chora you will also find internet cafes, and a hardcore of cafes
that remain open all year.
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Many beachside restaurants evolve throughout each day to meet your ever-changing needs. Whether it be a simple coffee or snack, a rich breakfast in the morning, a light (or not so light) lunch, afternoon drinks, happy hour sundowners or a sumptuous evening meal.
From sunbeds during the day to romantic evening music and late night DJ’s playing your favourite songs, your unforgettable memories are created right here with your family and friends on the beautiful Cycladic island of Naxos.
Summer breeze and relaxing atmosphere are the main features of the beachfront Ippokampos Café Restaurant. The restaurant experiments with numerous Mediterranean products of superb quality. The great service and relaxing atmosphere, with the light colours and simple decoration, are there to satisfy your every taste need.
Picasso is extraordinary mexican food and an extraordinary experience. Picasso is celebrating 20 years of Picasso love on the beach in Naxos #picassoplakalove
Picasso is fresh food and home made specialties enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner Picasso is lounging all day sipping our famous margaritas, delicious coffees and fresh fruit cocktails.
The Swing Bar is specialized in Cocktails and Molecular Bartending. One of its kind, Swing, offers a different sort of entertainment. The Swing Cocktail Bar is located in the centre of Naxos Town Chora. It rests on the Seafront near the port of Naxos. Next to Swing is also the main entrance to the Old Market of Chora Naxos. You will find it at the heart of Naxos.
The Flisvos Beach Café is situated directly on the beach beside the Flisvos Surf and Bike Center, presenting itself in an entire new look and design since last season. The new sun terrace developed into our guest sun downer and private party location darling. Mieke and her international service team take best care of all our hungry, thirsty and shadow and view seeking guests in the Beach Café.
If you are looking for something special, unique and exceptional, Platia restaurant is the best choice and ideal to fulfill your expectations. All our dishes are prepared with the finest local products. The wine and the raki (called strofilia in Greek) have been made from Dimitri's vineyards. You will realize immediately that in this restaurant the traditional cuisine can't be characterized as a touristic place.
The Osteria is a family restaurant which was opened in December 2011 by Dolly and Alfonso who, following many years in the catering industry, decided to put on their chef’s hats full time and develop their own culinary style. Their formula is “something different every day” and this guarantees the freshness of the products purchased daily from local fishermen and farmers.