The Peloponnese Foodie Guide


The old Sofos tavern having passed onto the third generation, refurbished anew both in terms of décor and tastes, remains a quite unique proposal. You will enjoy the tasty grilled meat, the classic home-cooked meals, as well as some more modern dishes. And of course you will have no complaints concerning the wine! The Nemea vineyard is waiting to be discovered in your glass.
(9, Iroon Sq., Nemea, tel. + 30 27460 23070, + 30 6977 356234)


An old “chani” (travellers’ inn) created to resemble an actual cave is the meeting point for meat lovers. The tavern’s gastronomical flagship is the “bogana” from Argos (tender lamb with potatoes from Tripoli, tomato and spices, slowly cooked in a wood oven). Some equally tasty options are spitted pork or kid and its amazing pies. The wine list focuses on Nemea wines.
(165, Tripoleos St., Kefalari, tel. + 30 27510 62300)


The most popular tavern on Staikopoulou Street. It stands out for its clear tastes and its unique cuisine. Its strong point are traditional cooked meals – its fricassee and rabbit stew are not to be missed.
(22-24, Staikopoulou St., Old Town, Nafplio, tel. + 30 27520 25334)

Vytina, Arkadia
Ta kokkina pitharia [Red clay jars]
A lovely, inviting hall with cuisine from the mountainous regions and an emphasis on local tastes and wines from the Peloponnesian vineyard. We recommend the goat stew with olive oil and oregano and the wild boar with olives.
(Vytina, tel. + 30 27950 22540)


I kouzina tis Kornilias [Kornilias’ cuisine]
A refined, spacious place with home-made dishes: beef stew with eggplant purée, pork with apricots and yogurt, special pies and their own rustic bread which is just marvellous.
(5, Pouqueville St., tel. + 30 2610 272987)

Lavyrinthos [Labyrinth]

A very old restaurant, which became a wine tavern in 1978 to please the residents of Patras who know how to eat well. Authentic, nicely presented and clean thanks to the care of the Antipas family.
(44, Pouqueville St., tel. + 30 2610 226436)

Directly under the railway station, this tavern is renowned for its fine meat. Some of the best meat soups, fresh pies and numerous entrées are sure to keep you here for hours.
(12, Solioti & Fotila St., tel. + 30 26920 24404)

This tavern looks as though it grew with the sycamore trees, almost on the river, and it is here to surprise you with its dishes! This is the place to come if you want to eat some trout. The owners have their own fish farms and they can cook trout in 9 different ways.
(Planitero, tel. + 30 26920 32055, + 30 6972 322271)

Ancient Olympia
The restaurant of the Bacchus guest house boasts a breathtaking view and offers delicious local dishes, as the owner is also the cook. We suggest wild herbs with tomato and cheese, stewed rooster with thick pasta. Most of the vineyards lying at the foot of the mountains of Ancient Pisa are represented in the wine list.
(Ancient Pisa (Miraka), tel. + 30 26240 22298)

A lovely tavern, in a courtyard with a wooden roof at the Kalamata marina. In a well arranged hall with a fireplace at its heart they serve authentic Greek and Messenian recipes, with an emphasis on fish.
(Chiou and Poseidonos St., tel. + 30 27210 95670)

An impressive yard with a breathtaking view to the sea, inside Monemvasia’s city walls. In combination with the restaurant's casseroles and oven bakes, especially the stuffed grape leaves with egg and lemon sauce, bliss is a mouthful away! (Monemvasia Castle, tel. +30 27320 61660)

Kiria Lela
Enjoy summery weather in this picturesque restaurant with a courtyard extending to the sea. A bustling place, thanks to the delicious cuisine, particularly the casseroles and oven bakes. (Kardamili, Mani, tel. +30 27210 73541)