There is a large choice of quality restaurants to choose from in Stoupa and everybody seems to have their favourite. We tend to not go to the very popular big restaurants so much as the staff are not always able to be so attentive.
If you want something non Greek – the italian Restaurant Rodi serves decent pizza and pasta dishes and there is now an Indian restaurant called Mylo at the southern end of the main bay. Mango offer a couple of curry’s too. You can get take away food from several establishments including Rodi, Amos and Perasma.
We generally order Greek house wine at each restaurant and it’s often pretty good, very dry and complements the food well.
We really love Elaia which is next to the Kastro hotel. They specialise in grilled and fried food which is excellent and the staff are so friendly. It’s easy to miss as it is not as large as some and the sign is also difficult to read as it looks like a scrawl to us English types. Their grilled calamari and grilled octopus is superb – so tender.
Oh, and the deserts are amazing too!
Kalogria Restaurant on the beach is also wonderful and has had a recent make over. The beach, which is normally packed during the day is the opposite at night and eating dinner at Kalogria is nice and peaceful, romantic even. The staff are very friendly and the Kleftiko is amazing!
Other restaurants that we really like are – Liastres at the northern end of Stoupa which has lovely views across the bay and is away from the main hubub. Dionysos which is tucked down a quiet side street set in an attractive courtyard off from the main beach is always reliable. Melissa’s which has now moved to a prime spot on the main prom. Perasma on the road into Stoupa, near Kalogria, is another good option, especially if you are hungry as the portions are huuge!
Fancy a spinach pie, baguette for a picnic or perhaps a cakey? There are several quality bakeries in Stoupa; two on the main promenade [three if you include Patriko’s]. We like the bakery close to the main road as you leave the town to the south. Katerina’s also has a decent bakery in store.
If you just want a drinky there are plenty of options here too – Cafe Mango, Aktaion and Patrikos on the main bay are all good options. The Enigma bar next to Liastres has the added bonus of wonderful views across the bay. A cocktail at Bar 360 may cost a little more but the views are worth the little extra methinks. [Although their toilets that are painted black are a bit weird!]