Monemvasia Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Monemvasia

December 21, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Monemvasia (Greek: Μονεμβασία) is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 metres above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The seat of the municipality is the town Molaoi.
Things to do in Monemvasia

1. Matoula Restaurant

Monemvasia Castle, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$275 +30 2732 061660
Excellent
33%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 905 reviews

Matoula Restaurant

Reviewed By tdoumas - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We were fortunate enough to attend a large family reunion party here. The staff was friendly and helpful. We can’t say enough about the food setting and atmosphere. Everything was excellent - appetizers, salad, wine, chicken, lamb, beef dishes all perfect. Highly recommend. We went back for lunch a couple of days later.

2. To Kanoni

Kastro Monemvasias, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$71 - HK$243 +30 2732 061387
Excellent
47%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 528 reviews

To Kanoni

To Kanoni Restaurant is characterized by the Peloponnesian cuisine, which is based in three elements: Top quality products, perfection in implementation and creativity. Years of experience search for the best that nature has to offer, each and every season, from local producers around the area of Monemvasia.Enjoy our local cuisine with fresh cooked dishes like Fried local goat cheese, sausage made from the old times recipe with orange and smoked with sage, our specialty Eggplant Kanoni with grilled eggplant, tomato, onions, peppers, cheese feta all baked in the oven. The traditional Saiti with homemade thin dough filled with spinach and grilled on the platter, our Kleftiko lamb with vegetables and local cheese Graviera baked in the oven, our famous shrimp spaghetti and of course our fresh fish with the accompany of local world awarded local wines from the vineyards of the region.Our moral satisfaction is the pleasure in each of our clients.

Reviewed By TopsMA - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

We liked this place so much we ate there twice. The food was Greek but with a more stylized approach...same ingredients, all fresh & delicious. The staff were excellent, friendly & helpful. Andreas was particularly helpful & did that great waiter thing...remembered his customers. The wine suggestions were great each time. On top of the great food & great staff, the ambiance is lovely & there is a roof top Terrace with lovely views. You won't be disappointed!

3. Skorpios Restaurant

Gefyra 23070, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2732 062090
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 267 reviews

Skorpios Restaurant

Reviewed By petesaund - South Kensington

This is one of a number of restaurants on the harbouside - not the most idyllic setting on the main road but the food made up for it,It is always reassuring when you have a large group of animated greeks next to you enjoying the food
We had grilled marinated octopus grilled local cheese zucchini flowers stuffed with rice and small squid all deliciousi,The squid had been shopped into small pieces not rings and fried.
This was not standard greek fare but had a flare and innovation to it not commonly seen in a lot of greek restaurants
The service was excellent and informative

4. Enetiko Cafe & Cocktail Bar

Castle Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Greek Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$141 +30 2732 061352
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 419 reviews

Enetiko Cafe & Cocktail Bar

At this place, tradition meets modernity. A romantic journey from today to yesterday. A Small paradise on Earth. Since all traditional objects match harmoniously with the large- impressive bar. Jazz, rock and lounge music ... are your companion while you enjoy a signature cocktail, by Panagiotis (Greece Champion & World Champion), on the Terrace by overlooking the sunset. The staff with its funky mood will cheer you up, since they know how to do it better than all.

Reviewed By Lysandros B

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the view was really nice! The prices were reasonable. It's a nice choice for a beer under the stars!Dear Lysandros B, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. With your words, you help us become even better in our job. We are truly looking forward to seeing you soon.

5. Marianthi Restaurant

Kastro Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2732 061371
Excellent
43%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Marianthi Restaurant

Reviewed By Eirini K - Thessaloniki, Greece

Go there after 17.00h if it is summer because it has this wonderful Terrace that it is partial covered with plants and offers one of the. Eat view in Aegean Sea.Eat preferably Greek cooked dish (great variety of salads and meat or fish).August a half July you have to wait somewhere between 15'to 30' to get a table

6. Emvasis Cafe Cocktail Bar

Kastro, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks +30 2732 061139
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Emvasis Cafe Cocktail Bar

It's is right by the entrance of kastro Monemvasia. It's is a 3storey cafe, cocktail bar and does really nice breakfasts opposite a local artist gallery called Malavas (not sure of the gallery's name). Excellent drinks, staff and beautiful panoramic views from the top floor of the sea and Gefira and across... Really nice owner with lovely coffees and freshly made breakfast etc. at night it's a nice little joint for cocktails, drinks, music and splendid views of the night sea and bay etc.

Reviewed By ravennam m - London, United Kingdom

I found Emvasis to be charming and very conducive to the writing I needed to do. The chilled-out music was what drew me in originally. The decor and views from inside are beautiful, and the coffee and service are great! Everything I ate and drank there was excellent, especially the coffee and cake, and cooked breakfast. It's a really good place, and I will be going back! It's a bar, so you can have pretty much what you like to drink.

7. Taverna Asterias

Monemvasia Lakonias, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 23070, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$290 +30 2732 061633
Excellent
36%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Taverna Asterias

In a unique environment with an incredible view, you may savor fresh fish and literally homemade stews made with the best local ingredients.The combination of the exceptional cuisine, the privileged location and the genuine hospitality offered generously by the owners, Effie and Spyros, will make you love it and come back at the earliest opportunity!

Reviewed By Iad K - Athens Greece

Superb beach position overlooking the rock of Monemvasia. The service is typical of a traditional Greek taverna. The food at a satisfactory level in terms of flavors, quality and quantity. Prices are reasonable.

8. Byron's Wine Kamara

Monemvasia Castro, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol Greek Drinks HK$173 - HK$471 +30 2732 061704
Excellent
78%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Byron's Wine Kamara

At Byron's Wine tasting Kamara we serve wines elaborated by Monemvasia Winery, produced from very old local varieties going back to the Middle Ages and probably earlier. The wines we serve are accompanied by delicious "mezze" (local tapas) made by Byron and his wife Vivienne. You will not only delight your taste buds but learn about the famous Malvasia-Monemvasia wine.

Reviewed By R D - Chicago, Illinois

Byron and Vivienne are hosts that you will never forget. This was a truly warm and memorable experience for many reasons. Byron and Vivienne the owners were such a delight to be around...it was like drinking wine with family! The tasting allowed us to experience the many wonderful wines of the region while learning about their wine history and process. All the wines were delicious especially the Rose'...be careful...it sneaks up on you :) Allow enough time to enjoy the wine, hospitality and a wonderful experience to remember. Highly Recommended!

9. Melitzanakia

Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 23070, Greece Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +30 2732 066211
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Melitzanakia

Reviewed By dickonfotheringay - fotheringay

The food here isn't especially memorable, but it's perfectly good and the service is friendly. The draught wine's on the dodgy side but they do have reasonably-priced bottles. A good choice if you're in the area (though probably not worth driving out to if you're not!)

10. Chrisovoulo Restaurant & Wine Bar

Monemvasia Castle, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar, International, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$298 - HK$895 +30 2732 062022
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Chrisovoulo Restaurant & Wine Bar

With the inspirational guidance of the internationally acclaimed chef Michalis Dounetas, the new restaurant ‘Chrisovoulo’ offers all the wholesome freshness that the Laconian hillsides have to offer with an enticing array of regional specialties served with his signature avaunt-garde cuisine. Traditional past meets the present with selective gourmet cuisine aimed to delight our guests with a unique gastronomic experience, guaranteed to impress whilst, served in a glamorous setting for a relaxed candlelit dinner.

Reviewed By Hera38 - New York City, New York

A welcome change from taverna fare, more cosmopolitan and sophisticated than the other restaurants in ultra-picturesque Monemvasia. The carefully prepared fusion dishes, showcasing local produce and techniques, are mostly successful, All of the ingredients are fresh and of high quality. The setting is beautiful and the service polished but friendly. Prices are slightly above average but well worth it.

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