Taverns and restaurants

Taverns and restaurants

Gastronomy on Naxos

One of many highlights on Naxos is the food. Naxos is well known for the big variety of products cultivated on the island. When you go out for a meal in one of the restaurants or tavernas on the island you will easily find great dishes. Here are just some of the best tavernas and restaurants on the island. Enjoy your meal and your holiday on the island.

Metaxi Mas

Metaxi Mas is located in the old market of Chora. It is a very cozy taverna with old stone walls. All dishes offered are very tasty. There is a big selection of classic Greek appetizers (Mezedes) and main courses. Also the wine from the own wineyard is very good. All that high quality food is available for really good prices. The Metaxi Mas is open the whole year round and during high season we recommend reserving a table.Website of the tavern

Meze 2

One of the best restaurants at the port of Naxos town (Chora) is Meze2. Open during the whole year, it offers daily a wide range of fresh fish and various sea food of top quality, as well as many standard Greek dishes, all at reasonable prices. The service is friendly and efficient. It has a lively atmosphere with people of all ages enjoying the sunset or the harbor atmosphere. During high season we definitely recommend reserving a table as it is frequented by both the locals as well as groups of tourists. Facebook Site of Meze

O Apostolis

The family tavern Apostolis is tucked in the old town of Chora, in a little square up the market street which feels like a romantic shaded courtyard. It is a classic Greek tavern with all well-known appetizers and main courses, based on fresh local produce. The food is high quality, the portions are decent and the service is friendly. In all, an excellent value for money.

The taverna

Restaurant “The Taverna” is located by the swimming pool on the roof of the 5 stars’ Naxos Island Hotel in Agios Prokopios. The Taverna serves snacks, coffee and juices during the whole day, as well as fine traditional Greek and international cuisine at reasonable prices. It is open to both the hotel’s guests and the public and it offers an amazing view of Agios Prokopios bay and the coast of Paros across the sea. In the Taverna you can enjoy a high quality dinner with excellent service and watch a romantic sunset or gaze at the moon through the professional telescope located on the roof. Website of the restaurant
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Paradiso tavern is located at the beginning of Plaka beach (Maragas), just a couple hundred meters from the small port of Agia Anna. They serve fresh fish and seafood as well as typical Greek dishes – appetizers and main courses - right at the beach. Actually, they serve some tables on the sand, under a tree. It is an ideal location to enjoy your coffee in the morning or the sunset in the afternoon or the stars in the evening.

Tavern Mikri Vigla

The tavern Mikri Vigla is located at the second bay of Mikri Vigla, just after the kitesurfers’ beach. The tavern is directly on the beach since 1966, serving fresh products produced by the family and a variety of daily cooked delicious dishes. During noon and afternoon it can be quite crowded and in high season it is often difficult to find a table. The quality of all appetizers and main dishes is excellent and the service in this tavern is great. Enjoy the view to the still waters at moderate prices!


A trip to the northwest side of Naxos is worth it in any case. Located at the bay of Abram, easily accessible at 20 km from Naxos town, the tavern Efthimios is right on the beach on a big veranda that overlooks the clear waters of the sea. The tavern offers homemade traditional cuisine and fresh fish. The location is ideal if you want to avoid the crowds, enjoy a majestic sunset and admire the sculptures decorating the tavern.