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Eating and drinking in Halkidiki

To experience a culture, it is advisable that you get in touch with the local people, try the food & listen the music.

'Eating Greek' can't be found in regional dishes only. It is more than a food intake. Eating Greek is also a lifestyle, a philosophy and a way of dining. It is a culinary journey. Basically dining Greek is a social event, based on sharing various tasty dishes and having a great time together. Try it.

Same philosophy counts for having a coffee. Life in Greece happens outdoor. If the people in Greece meet for a coffee it's basically more about gather with friends
than drinking a caffeinated beverage.

Nightlife: It's a well known fact that Greeks know how to celebrate. Beside 1000 different types of traditional dances, Greek music provides very good rock, dance, independent and many more. 'Going out' usually start in a bar and lead into a club or a Bouzoukia,a typical location with Greek livemusic. Hospitality always comes first, so don't be surprised about the various snacks, served with every drink you order. Party nights in Greece often end in 'Soup-Kitchens'; restaurants, open all night and ready to feed the party people before going home. The next day feels a bit healthier if you had something to eat after you were drinking and before you went to bed.
Annotation: No - Syrtaki is not Greek. It was invented for the movie 'Zorbas'. Also it's far from typical to order Ouzo in a Greek Bar. This is a drink which perfectly fits for dishes in Meze-Restaurants.

Recommended: Eat fish or seafood in a fish-restaurant. Eat meat in a traditional restaurant focused on grilled meat, eat cooked food in a restaurant specialized on cooked food and Gyros in a Gyros-shop. It’s totally okay to order Pizza in an Italian Restaurant but select the restaurant on its specialization.

Halkidiki-Greece presents a selection of various restaurants in the area of Kassandra. The fishing-boats you see here at night provide the seafood for many of the local restaurants on the coast. The villages in the mountains offer specialties on the grill and from the skewer.

Insider: During full moon is recommended to refrain from ordering small fishes species in restaurants. The reason can be explained in the fisherman’s way of hunting. During night the fishermen lure fish swarms with the lamps on the boat into the nets. It makes no makes to use this tactic during a bright moon nights, since the entire environment is brightly illuminated. For this reason, almost no fishing boat is leaving the port during this phase. Consequently it is possible that the small fishes which are offered to you are not very fresh. In this period it is advisable to focus on seafood and larger fish varieties.



Recommended Bars and Restaurants in Kassandra, Halkidiki



Kassandria - Siviri    

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Giagiaka Cafe Diner

Location: Siviri Beach Promenade
Benefit: Local and organic products

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Diamantis Fish Restaurant

Location: Siviri Beach Promenade
Benefit: Fresh and very high quaity seafood



Fourka & Fourka Beach    

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Takis Fish-Restaurant

Location: Central Square of Fourka Beach
Benefit: Famous for the Octopus





Kalandra - Posidi    

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Christoforos Fish-Restaurant

Location: Beach Promenade of Posidi
Benefit: High quality local Shrimps





Agia Paraskevi - Loutra    

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Tarsanas Restaurant

Location: Direcly on the beach of Loutra
Benefit: High quality food & great location

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Kapetanios Restaurant

Location: On the central road in Loutra
Benefit: Wine Grower & Wine Connoisseur




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Location: Liosi Beach
Benefit: Fantastic seafood & seaview

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Village Burger

Location: Upper Pedestrian-Area Afytos
Benefit: Quality-Food in Fancy Diner



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Fortuna Bar

Location: Afytos Cliff Promenade
Benefit: Environment & Panoramic View

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Location: Afytos Central Church Square
Benefit: Great Live-Gigs & Ambiente




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Taverna Elena

Location: Near Center of Kallithea
Benefit: Cooked Food

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Ahoy Club

Location: Club-area near Kallithea
Benefit: Atmospheric Open-Air Clu



Nea Fokaia    

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Location: Near the Tower of Nea Fokea
Benefit: Fantastic athmosphere


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Fresh Restaurant

Location: Centrally in Hanioti
Benefit: Welcoming hospitality & live sport