Lefkas (or Lefkada), as all Ionian Islands, thanks to the climate, has a big production of agricultural products of excellent quality: olive oil, citrus, honey (made by thyme), grapes and wine. Lefkas Island produces the Bertzami, the best wine in Greece. Apart from the wine, you can try some of the aromatic liqueurs, such as: rosoli, mint and rose, as well as the soft drink of almond, called soymada. Lefkas's cuisine, is not differentiated from the classic Mediterranean cuisine, but has certain elements, from Venetian cuisine. This happens to all Ionian Islands, because they were under Venetian domination for many years. You can try a great variety of seafood and meat dishes, as well as tasty sweets. Especially, try:
- Spicy sausages and salamis.
- Savoro: fish cooked with garlic, onion and rosemary.
- Aliada, fish dish with fresh fishes.
- Sweet snacks: nougat (madolato) and nougat with honey (pasteli).
- Traditional ladopita: pie made of olive oil.
Of course, you can taste every delicacy from Greek traditional cuisine, appetizers or main dishes: tzatziki, moysakas, shrimp salad, squids, stifado, souvlaki and gyros. In Lefkas, you have many dining choices and you can find ouzeri, mezedopolia, taverns, fish taverns, restaurants.
Recommended Restaurants of Lefkada
RIVIERA ( 2645 0 21480)
It is located in Lefkas's town, in a very picturesque location, near the coast. The environment is very beautiful and the owners are willing to cook for you everything you wish. There is a great variety of appetizers and main dishes, cooked or grilled. You will be surprised by the delicious food and by the good prices.
FESTINO (2645 0 92017-92305)
It is waiting for you opposite the port, in Nydri, in order to serve you, in a very hospitable environment. It is the suitable restaurant to cover every gastronomic preference. It serves traditional Greek dishes, many dishes from the international cuisine and special dishes for vegetarians. Festino is ready to offer you, everything you prefer!
TRATA (2645 0 92690)
Trata is a classic Greek tavern in Nydri. It is ideal in order to enjoy a family dinner, in a family environment. Menu includes a big variety of dishes, cooked with fresh ingredients. The prices are very reasonable and the food tasteful!
OLIVE TREE (2645 0 92655)
It is situated in Nydri, since 1989 and it is one of the most popular taverns. It combines tasty food, unique atmosphere, fast service and very good prices. Visit it and you will not forget it ever!
BARREL (2645 0 92906)
If you want a different gastronomic travel that combines the Greek and international cuisine, Barrel is the suitable restaurant. You will find it in Marina, in Nydri, in a unique environment. It is very popular to the locals and the visitors, because it is famous for its quality.
MOLOS (2645 0 95548-95278)
It is the best fish restaurant in Lefkas, located at the port, at Mikros Gialos, near Poros village. It serves fresh fishes and all kinds of seafood, cooked in traditional recipes. The view to the sea is unique and the tavern is open all day.