Welcome everyone, cycling enthusiasts and gourmets!
I can't wait to take you on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful island of Kefalonia, a paradise for those who love adventure and great food. And let's be honest, who doesn't love good food? Kefalonia is a pearl in the Ionian Sea, known for its breathtaking landscapes, crystal clear waters and warm hospitality. As an avid cyclist, I have fallen in love with the scenic roads and mountainous trails this island has to offer. The lush green nature and enchanting views make every bike ride here a unique experience.
But enough about cycling. Let's talk about the culinary treasures Kefalonia has to offer, starting with my absolute favourite:
Kapilio Taverna in Patrikata. Not only is this restaurant known for its delicious roasted rooster in red wine sauce, which thrills my taste buds, but it also offers a fantastic view of the surrounding hills and the shimmering blue of the sea.It's like picture perfect feeding my soul while enjoying their succulent souvlaki and delicious grilled fish. At Kapilio I can disconnect from the world for a while and completely immerse myself in the beautiful view from the mountains of Asos. But there are even more culinary adventures to be had on Kefalonia. We continue to our next stop: Esperides in Svoronata. Here, amidst a refreshing sea breeze, Esperides offers an oasis of Mediterranean flavours. It is the perfect place to relax after a long bike ride with a range of delicious dishes, such as fresh seafood and crisp salads. When I sit in the beautiful garden and eat my meal in the shade of the orange trees, I feel at one with the sea and surrounded by the treasures of nature.
Pizza Paradiso in Lixouri: Yes, you heard right - pizza! At Pizza Paradiso they surprise you with tasty pizzas with crispy crusts and delicious toppings. Prepared in an original Neapolitan wood-fired oven, this may be an unusual choice for a cyclist, but trust me, it's worth it. The casual atmosphere and cordial service of the artistic Dinos make this the ideal place to relax and enjoy a well-deserved treat after a day of cycling adventure.
Porto Atheras in Atheras: After a long day of cycling tours, Porto Atheras feels like a warm welcome. Here, surrounded by a relaxed atmosphere, I recharge my body with delicious grilled fish and tasty vegetable dishes. The restaurant reminds me of a journey of discovery, and I am determined to explore even more in the culinary world of Kefalonia.
Liza's Grill in Lourdata: Last but not least, I love coming to Liza's Grill. This restaurant offers an abundance of delicious flavors and aromas. I enjoy their succulent steaks and grilled lamb, while sharing my joy and energy with my cycling buddies. It feels like the real, authentic Greek kitchen, where friendships are forged and memories are cherished.
So there you have it, my top 5 restaurants in Kefalonia, where culinary adventures merge with beautiful bike rides. Whether enjoying the fantastic view at Kapilio Taverna or indulging in pizza and steaks at Liza's Grill, one thing is certain: Kefalonia has stolen my heart, both on the bike and at the table. Looking forward to more bikes, more great food and many more great memories. Cycling and enjoying, that's what it's all about.🚴