Best Places to Eat in Inousses

Oinousses (or Inousses) is an enchanting island with a rich tradition and wealthy families own summer villas on its sheltered coves. The main village with its beautiful red-roof neoclassical houses blends cosmopolitan style and local authenticity.

To get to the island you can take a bus, which is an environmentally conscious choice and less expensive than a car or a plane. Use Ferryscanner to compare prices and book your tickets online.

1. Evgenikon House

Located at Odos Hadjipateras 1 in Oinoussai, Evgenikon House is in a few steps from Pateroniso and offers guests a private balcony. It also has housekeeping and ironing services. This holiday home provides a refrigerator, an electric kettle and an equipped kitchen. It also has a washing machine and air conditioning.

Guests can enjoy the onsite gym. In addition to this, they can try out the various sports activities that are offered by this resort, such as snorkeling and scuba diving. There is free on-site parking available for those travelling with a car.

Evgenikon House is less than a 15-minute drive from Chios Island. Those staying at the property can visit Nautical Museum of Inousses and Yachting Club Oinousses within a short walk. Pateroniso Cafe-Restaurant and To Palio Teloneio serve a variety of meals within a short stroll. Evgenikon House has 6 rooms. All provide a TV, a refrigerator and a washing machine. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and an ironing kit.

2. Pateroniso

Oinousses has a long maritime tradition and is the birthplace of many wealthy shipowners and merchant marine captains. The island is quiet and peaceful and in its centre (hora) there are only a few coffee shops and restaurants, which overlook the local port and seaside. The island is also known for its pristine beaches that offer seclusion and crystal clear waters.

On the western coast of the island there are several small and beautiful secluded beaches. They are ideal for swimming and relaxing.

The most conspicuous monument of the island is a tiny islet, topped with a villa and chapel, that dominates the harbor. It is called Pateroniso – the Island of the Pateras Family – and every morning as residents open their shutters they can see it in all its glory, sailing on the horizon like a huge ship! Pateroniso is a must visit on any trip to the island! The food is delicious and the service excellent.

3. Ekiben Kitchen

Pronounced eh-ki-ben, Ekiben Kitchen is named for its take on the traditional Japanese boxed meals that fill train station windows and restaurants throughout Japan. These ekiben are more than just lunch boxes, though. Each box, or ekibenya matsuri, is filled with foods that reflect the region from which it hails. For example, you’ll find a variety of apples in Aomori ekiben, beef tongue in Miyagi ekiben and gyoza in Utsunomiya ekiben.

At Ekiben, the pounding beat of a hip-hop playlist sets the pace in a small space with a counter and a closet-sized kitchen and a few barstools. The young staff hustles to fill orders for steamed bun sandwiches and rice bowls stuffed with everything from chicken meatballs to a mango-papaya slaw. Although they have slowed their catering business during the pandemic, Chu and cofounder Ephrem Abebe, who also helms Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood spot Nice Day, plan to open a third location in South Baltimore by early 2020.

4. To Palio Teloneio

The enchanting island of Inousses (or Oinousses) is a unique destination. It is home to affluent Greek ship owners and renowned for its wine, and its sheltered coves attract yachts from across the Mediterranean Sea. It is a small archipelago that is best explored by ferry. Ferryscanner allows you to compare prices and book your tickets online quickly and easily.

The Evgenikon House offers 6-room accommodation in a unique setting and is only 0.4 miles from Pateroniso. It provides housekeeping and ironing services. It is located in the center of Oinoussai and within walking distance of Nautical Museum of Inousses, Yachting Club, and To Palio Teloneio cafe-restaurant serving a variety of cuisine.

Named after the prestigious horse race held each year in Siena, Italy, Il Palio is a restaurant with a passion for fine Tuscan cuisine. Guests can enjoy meals with breathtaking views over Athens. The menu features a mix of regional dishes like octopus candied with aged tsipouro and more traditional Greek fare.