Skopelos Taverna

Al Fresco dining in Skopelos.

There are plenty of opportunities in Skopelos to eat out as there are plenty of beach bars, restaurants and the ever ubiquitous taverna all available throughout the island.

Local produce, such as fish, olives, figs, and honey all feature prominently on the menus along with traditional Greek favourites such as Feta cheese. For the less adventurous, most restaurants and tavernas offer a range of meals that are more familiar to northern European tastes.

Dishes of note include fresh fish, locally caught and simply cooked as well as Moussaka. This is traditional Greek favourite made from aubergines, minced lamb, and a b├ęchamel sauce.

A convenient option for those wanting to sample the traditional foods of Greece is to order Mezedes. This is the Greek equivalent of the Spanish tapas and is basically a selection of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetable dishes.

As the island has several vineyards, local wine is also widely available alongside wines from other parts of the world. A good range of European bottled beer as well as the usual range of spirits is typically on offer. Many restaurants and tavernas will serve Ouzo after a meal. This is a fiery, anise flavoured spirit that will certainly put hairs on your chest!

Self Catering

For those preferring to cater for themselves whilst on Skopelos, there are mini-markets available in most of the resorts around Skopelos. These carry a good range of basic grocery, bakery and off-license supplies. Skopelos Town has a good selection of local providers selling a range of supplies from meat, fruit and vegetables and local delicacies. Bottled water is widely available throughout the island.