Award Winning Restaurants in Greece

Milos GreekThis is a list of restaurants awarded by the culture and entertainment magazine Athinorama. These awards have been organized for over 20 years by the magazine, and are probably the closest you will get to some sort of “best restaurant” list in Greece. While there are many great restaurants in Greece not on this list and many restaurant critics will disagree with the order and scoring of these restaurants, the list does provide a good starting point and some ideas on restaurants to visit. It is worth looking at these 2 lists and trying out some of these restaurants. The first list includes all cuisines and the second list is exclusively for Greek food restaurants (classic and modern) and is a category of its own.
Currently there are five Michelin awarded restaurants in Greece, which are on the list below- I’ve noted them in the descriptions.

Golden Chef’s Hats Awards (Toque d’Or) 2017

Etrusco
Creative Greek – Corfu inspired cuisine. Voted as best restaurant in Greece for 2013 (by Athinorama editors)
Score: 16,5/20
Kato Korakiana, Corfu
26610-93342
Website

Funky Gourmet **
Creative-Molecular Cuisine. Also holds one Michelin star
Score: 16/20
Paramythias 13 & Salaminos, Keramikos
210-5242727
Website
**2 Michelin stars

Botrini’s *
Creative Greek-Mediterranean Cuisine
Score: 16/20
Vas. Georgiou B’ 24B
210-6857324
Website

* 1 Michelin star

Spondi **
French-Mediterranean cuisine, legendary restaurant in Athens. Also holds two Michelin stars.
Score: 16/20
Pirronos 5, Pangrati
210-7520658, 210-7564021
Website
**2 Michelin stars

Varoulko Seaside *
Creative Greek cuisine, Seafood.
Score: 16/20
Akti Koumoundourou 52-Mikrolimano
210-5228400
Website
*1 Michelin star

Bill & Coo
Creative Greek cuisine
Score: 15.5/20
Megali Ammos, Mykonos
22890-26292-3-4
Website

Matsuhisa Athens
Sushi by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Score: 15.5/20
Astir Palace Hotel, Apollonos 40, Bouliagmeni
210-8960510
Website

Squirrel
French Cuisine
Score: 15.5/20
Danai Beach Resort, Nikiti, Halkidiki
Website

Treehouse
Modern Greek Cuisine in a Treehouse!
Score: 15.5/20
Hotel Ekies All  Senses Resort, Chalkidiki
23750-91000
Website

Tudor Hall
Modern Greek Cuisine in a beautiful hotel setting downtown Athens
Score: 15.5/20
Vasileos Georgiou 3, King George Hotel
210-3330265
Website

Water Restaurant
Modern French Cuisine
Score: 15.5/20
Sani Resort,Sani, Halkidiki
23740-99531
Website

Alfredo’s Grand Dining
Mediterranean International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Regency Casino Thessaloniki, Airport, Thessaloniki
2310-401234
Website

Calypso
French Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Elounda Peninsula All Suites Hotel, Elounda, Crete
28410-68250
Website

CTC
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Oublianis 14 & Dioharous 27, Athens
210-7228812
Website

Hytra *
Modern Greek Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Syngrou 107-109, Athens
210-3316767
Website
*1 Michelin star

GB Roof Garden
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Hotel Grande Bretagne, Syntagma Square, Athens
210-3330766
Website

Kokoumavlos
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Santorini, Fira
22860-23807
Website

Lycabettus Restaurant
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia, Santorini
22860-72041
Website

Matsuhisa Mykonos
Sushi by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Score: 15/20
Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos
22890-25122
Website

Tomata
Modern Greek Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Sani Resort, Halkidiki
23740-99465
Website

Ocean Restaurant
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Daios Cove Luxury Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete
28410-62600
Website

Patio
Modern International Cuisine
Score: 15/20
The Margi Hotel, Vouliagmeni, Athens
210- 8929160
Website

Santoro
Modern Greek Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Hotel Grace Santorini, Imerovigli, Santorini
22860-21300
Website

Selini
Modern Greek Cuisine
Score: 15/20
Pirgos, Santorini
22860-22249
Website

-Golden Chef’s Hats Awards-Greek Cuisine 2017-

Aleria
Score: 14.5/20
Megalou Alexandrou 57, Metaxourgeio
210-5222633
Website

Bubo Fine Dining Restaurant
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Ekies All Senses Resort, Halkidiki
Website

Elia’s Restaurant
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Mandraki Village, Koukounaries, Skiathos
Website

Ferryman
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Elounta, Crete
Website

Kensho Restaurant
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites, Ornos, Mykonos
Website

To Kokkino Podilato
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Oia, Santorini
Website: N/A

Marina
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine/Fish
Potidea, Halkidiki
Website

Mavrikos
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Lindos, Rhodes
Website: N/A

Milos Estiatorio
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine/Fish
Hilton Hotel, Athens
Website

Mylos
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Firostefani, Santorini
Website

Old Mill
Score: 14.5/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Elounda Mare Hotel
Website

Papaioannou
Score: 14.5/20
Greek Cuisine/Fish
Akti Koumoundourou 42, Mikrolimano, Peiraias
Website: N/A

Tilemahos Athens
Score: 14.5/20
Greek Cuisine/Meat
Penepistimioy 10, Athens
Website: N/A

Athiri
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Plataion 15, Kerameikos, Athens
Website

Alexis
Score: 14/20
Greek Cuisine/ Fish Tavern
Sani Resort, Halkidiki
Website

Alfredo’s Garden
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Regency Casino Thessaloniki
Website

Argentina
Score: 14/20
Greek Fish Tavern
Kolimpari, Hania, Crete
Website

Avli
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Xanthoudidou 22, Rethymno, Crete
Website

Gastrodromio en Olimpo
Score: 14/20
Classic Greek Cuisine
Agiou Nikolaou 36, Litohoro, Macedonia
Website

6 Kleidia
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Afissos, Thessalia
Website

The Zillers
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel The Zillers, Mitropoleos 54, Athens
Website

Feedel Urban Gastronomy
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Ktena 1, Athens
Website: N/A

Thomas
Score: 14/20
Local Greek Cuisine
18 km Amintaio-Kastorias, Sklithro, Macedonia
Website

Kastri Bistro
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Domotel Kastri, Nea Erythrea
Website

Kontosoros
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Xinonero, Florina, Macedonia
Website

O Kritikos
Score: 14/20
Greek Cuisine/ Meat
Aiolou 49, Kantza, Pallini, Attiki
Website: N/A

H Marigoula
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Poligyros, Halkidiki
Website

Boukadoura
Score: 14/20
Classic Greek Cuisine
Nikiti, Halkidiki
Website: N/A

Naoumidis
Score: 14/20
Classic Greek Cuisine
Agios Panteleimonas, Flvrina
Website: N/A

On the Verandah
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Poseidonion Grand, Spetses
Website

Tasos
Score: 14/20
Greek Cuisine-Fish Tavern
Faethonos 6< Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Website: N/A

Taverna
Score: 14/20
Classic Greek Cuisine
Hotel Costa Navarino, Pylos, Peloponissos
Website

Xasteria
Score: 14/20
Modern Greek Cuisine
Hotel Amirandes Grecotel, Crete
Website

Chrisostomos
Score: 14/20
Cretan Cuisine
Defkalionos & Ikarou, Hania, Crete
Website

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16 Comments

  • Reply Kate Brandeis July 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful blog. To this terrific list, I would humbly add two favorites that have won “awards” from our family and friends: Geona’s in Paleo Psychiko and Kuzina in Plaka. Even if you can’t get a table at Spondi or Milos, you wont be disappointed!

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD July 10, 2013 at 6:26 am

      Thanks Kate for sharing!

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  • Reply Kiriaki Saradopoulou April 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Funky Gourmet has just been awarded a second Michelin star in March 2014 and along with Spondi are the only two restaurants in Greece that have this distinction.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD April 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Kiriaki we have not updated the list with this year’s results.

  • Reply Mr Ian K. EVANS September 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Do you have an updated list for 2015 please ?

    Many thanks –

    Ian (Evans)

  • Reply Stephen Carroll December 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Please add me to your mailing list as I’m going to be visiting Greece.
    Thank you !
    S. Carroll

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD December 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Hi Stephen, you can add your email in the section where it says “subscribe” in the sidebar.

  • Reply Santastico May 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Going to Athens for just one night and would like a recommendation for a great place near Syntagma Square to have real Greek food with my wife and 2 kids (they eat everything). Then heading south to Costa Navarino so any recommendations in that area would be great. Tks!!

  • Reply keagan February 25, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Hi! What a great list you’ve got there! I’m planing to go to Greece during the summer and am wondering if you know of any local greek restaurants or cafes that you will recommend? It doesn’t have to be fancy, I would love to try everything there as local as possible. Thank you!

    • Reply Elena March 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Hi Keagan, thanks! will be writing a visitors guide soon

  • Reply carol sekeris February 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    cannot wait to try a few this summer!

  • Reply Mona Patel April 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Hi I will be travelling to Athens in summer 2017. Please can you give me places to eat local food. dinner and lunch
    thanks

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