2 Best Restaurants in The Achilleion and Gastouri, Corfu

Taverna Tripa

$$$ Fodor's choice

This famous taverna (touristy but very quaint) in the charming hill village of Kinopiastes has been in business since 1936 and is still run by the same family. The fixed-price menu includes all the food and wine. It begins with an endless series of small meze plates, followed by a main course (usually spit-roasted lamb), and concludes with a selection of local and exotic fruits and desserts. Toward the end of the meal, the live music and Greek dancing begin; patrons are encouraged to join in. The floor show does not take place every night, so ask about the schedule when you call to book. The famous clientele have included Jimmy Carter, Anthony Quinn, and Jane Fonda.

Kinopiastes, 49100, Greece
26610-56333
Known For
  • Gargantuan quantities of food and unlimited house wine
  • Outstanding Greek nights with live music
  • Popular with famous visitors
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No lunch, Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

Klimataria

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Just steps from the quayside of Benitses harbor, where fishermen land their daily catch, Klimataria is naturally the village favorite for seafood. Diners may kick off with marinated anchovy filets and white taramosalata, continue with fried squid, sardines, or prawns, or choose a fish cooked in a casserole, like spicy local speciality bourdeto. With the classic Corfiot pastitsada on the menu, meat eaters will not be disappointed, and vegetables include dishes made with courgettes, aubergines, and seasonal greens, as well as various imaginative salads.
Harbour Square, Benitses, Greece
26610-71201
Known For
  • Its location in Benitses' loveliest traditional building
  • Locally sourced fresh produce
  • Bianco, a casserole unique to the island, made here with the catch of the day