Dining guide for Ios
In Ios Island, as in all Cycladic Islands, people follow the typical Mediterranean diet with certain elements, from the rest of the
Cycladic cuisine. Thanks to the climate, there is rich vegetation and a big agricultural production, consisting mainly of fruits and
vegetables. You will have the possibility of trying certain local delicacies, such as: stuffed artichokes, stuffed squids, octopus and
every kind of seafood cooked in a unique way. Xinotyri, a kind of spicy cheese, is delicious and you can buy it in a lot of shops in the
island. Finally, as regards the sweets, try the unique kaltsoynia (sweet with local honey of exceptional quality and cinnamon) and the
Recommended Restaurants of Ios
The island of Ios offers to the visitors a big variety of restaurants. Depending on your preferences, you can find fast food
restaurants, mezedopoleia, traditional taverns, ouzeri, fish taverns and luxurious restaurants.
ENIGMA RESTAURANT (tel. 22860 91847)
The restaurant bar Enigma, is located in the most picturesque location of the island, at the port, next to the sea. It is a favorite
place for the residents and the visitors, because the environment is very hospitable and the cuisine delicious. You can try unique Greek
appetizers and the most popular Greek dishes and you can drink ouzo, wine or raki. And all these, in a beautiful environment with view
to the sea!
CORALI (tel. 22860 91272)
Corali hotel-bar-restaurant is situated at Gialos beach, at the port. It serves the tastiest dishes from the Greek and Mediterranean
cuisine, at very good prices. It is one from the oldest restaurants in the island and has 20 years experience. Do not forget to try the
special dish, pizza cooked in a traditional wood burning oven. It is an ideal tavern for a family dinner and there is also a play ground
FIESTA (tel. 22860 91766)
This is one of the most picturesque taverns in Ios, with traditional decoration and friendly atmosphere. The menu includes dishes from
the Greek and international cuisine, as well as a rich variety of wines. It is famous for the freshness, the quality and the reasonable
prices. You will find it, in the heart of the island, in the Town.
BILAETI (tel. 22860 92072)
If you want to leave from the centre of the island and visit the north part, Bilaeti is the ideal place for a family dinner. It is
located in Pano Kampos and is a traditional Greek tavern. It offers unique spicy dishes and excellent wine, in a hospitable environment
with beautiful music.
VESUVIO (tel. 22860 91388)
It is the most famous Italian restaurant in Ios and you will find it in the central square, in the town. You have the possibility of
trying authentic Italian dishes and also dishes from the Greek cuisine. Pizzas and seafood are real splendid! Select it, if you want a
different gastronomic experience, at reasonable prices.
IOS CLUB-RESTAURANT (tel. 22860 91410)
It is a very romantic place in the island and offers a unique view! It is located in the town and is open all day. You can enjoy a juice
with a view to the splendid sunset or try dishes from the Greek and international cuisine, under the sounds of classic music.