After participating in a walking food tour of Athens, which provided me with an introduction to the cuisine of Greece, I was eager to sample more of what the rest of the nation had to offer. After spending over three weeks on the island, I have done the legwork necessary to determine the best places for you to dine while you are there.
Here, in no particular order, are the best Syros restaurants:
Kini Beach // +30 22810 71196
Okay, I know I literally just stated that this list is in no particular order, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be allou yialou. If I had to choose just one, it would be allou yialou. The restaurant has a strong emphasis on seafood, and each dish that we tasted there was prepared to perfection.
Amazing as the food is, the restaurant also has a beautiful atmosphere. The main dining area is located above the lake, and as you eat there, you can hear the sound of waves breaking.
Not only is the wait staff very informed about the items on the menu, but also about the techniques of preparation and the wines that go best with each dish.
5 Androu, Ermoupolis // +30 2281 089150
Kouzina, which is located in the middle of Ermouplis and provides a contemporary take on traditional Greek cuisine, is the ideal place to go for a leisurely lunch while people watching. It is highly recommended that you purchase a bottle of the restaurant’s house wine, which was created by the proprietor himself.
In addition to that, don’t forget to sample the moussaka. It was far and away the nicest meal I had the whole time I was in Greece!
16 Roidi Emmanouil, Ermoupolis // +30 2281 079225
You can tell by the wait that Jar is one of the most popular places to dine in Ermoupolis, despite the fact that it is located in a narrow alleyway. The wait staff was kind and helpful in answering our questions about the menu both times that we visited.
Fresh juices, detox mixes, and what my friends say is some of the finest coffee on the island can be found on the menu at Jar, which is another reason why this restaurant is an excellent choice for breakfast and brunch.
The traditional meals served at Iliovasilema, which is located in front of the beautiful Galissas beach, have been given a contemporary or at least somewhat updated twist.
The service here was equally as excellent, which is saying a lot considering how outstanding the cuisine was. In comparison to other locations on the island, the service we experienced here was of the highest quality.
Parou 13, in the Ermoupolis maketplace
I really like the idea behind To Kastri, which is a tiny restaurant in the manner of a cafeteria that was built on Syros as part of an effort by the Agrarian Tourist Women’s Association.
Their goal is to deliver meals of the highest quality and nutrition, while also preserving traditional regional recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next. Additionally, the restaurant is dedicated to sourcing all of its foods from the surrounding area.
You may enjoy meals cooked in the manner of a home kitchen by local moms and grandparents at costs that are among the most affordable on the island.
Because the menu is updated often and focuses on serving food that is in season, you can be sure to find something on it that you will like eating.
Django’s Burger Lab
Parou 14 // +30 2281 076660
Django’s is only open in the nights, and despite having a limited menu, the burgers and handmade fries it offers are some of the best around. They cook burgers till 2 in the morning, and throughout my stay on the island, I found myself coming back to this establishment more than once for a couple of inebriated burgers after a night of bar hopping.
Galissas Beach, Galissas // +30 698 225 1207
This is one of the greatest places we tried throughout our vacation because of the handmade dishes they provide. You can find the owner’s mother in the kitchen creating some of the family’s favorite dishes, and you might find yourself enjoying a glass of wine at the beachfront site. During your stay, you won’t want to miss out on this!
Stin Ithaki tou Ai
1 Kyparissou Stefanou // +30 2281 082060
After only one visit to this restaurant, the wait staff will not only remember your name but also what you ordered on your previous visit. The restaurant is situated on one of the streets in the middle of the town that is the brightest and most colorful. The food was excellent, the pricing were fair, and the employees were some of the most kind people I’ve ever come across in a workplace setting.