Best Places to Eat in Telendos

If you’re lucky enough to spend a night on the tiny picturesque rocky island of Telendos, you will find yourself in a unique experience. Just a short boat ride away from Kalymnos’ main seaside resort of Myrties, Telendos is a place where time stands still.

The vessels to the island leave from Myrties pier every half hour in summer (one-way ticket currently costs 3 euros). The village has only one settlement with a handful of tavernas.

1. Massouri Restaurant

Massouri Restaurant is a great spot for a quick meal or to meet up with friends. They have a lot of variety in their menu. They also serve some good coffee and hot chocolate. The staff is very friendly. The prices are a little bit high for what they offer but the food is still good.

This is a small chef-owned ouzeri/mezedopouleion that’s very popular with locals and Greeks from Athens, not far from Myrties and the main resort of Kalymnos. The kleftiko here is to die for and they have great service. They also have a very nice terrace out the back.

The tavern is at the end of a steep climb from the beach but it’s worth it! They have a wide variety of fresh salads, seafood and grilled meat dishes. They also have a very nice selection of desserts. The owners are lovely people and they’re always busy. They’re also very helpful and know everything about the island.

2. Psarokatastasi Tavern

In the village of Armeos there is a nice wine bar called Azul with excellent food in a quiet atmosphere. Their pizza is really good and the desert is delicious too.

The main beach on the island is Chohlakas and a bit of a trek in the heat in high season but well worth it. It is a great beach with large sand/shingle and plenty of sunbeds.

Nearby there is a tavern called Psarokatastasi down on the beach that is frequented by local fisherman and serves delicious seafood dishes. Their grilled octopus is a real delight.

The village of Vathi is a charming fishing port and the taverns there serve fresh fish and different meze. They are particularly welcoming to sailors. The little harbour at Myrties is an exposed pier reserved for local boats and is only suitable in very calm weather. There is also a small private tavern in Melitsachas serving great food. It is called Harry Paradise and uses all organic products including their own olive oil.

4. Porto Potha Restaurant

A full breakfast is available each morning for a fee. Guests can also enjoy recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

The quaint and cozy Porto Potha Restaurant is located just across from the ferries and offers great views of the island. The menu has a variety of meat and seafood options. It is also known for its friendly service and good prices.

Located on the hillside and within 1640 feet of Telendos port, this family-run property follows the traditional architecture of the Dodekanese Islands. Its klimatized rooms and studios open out onto balconies and feature either mountain or Aegean Sea views. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with shower, while some feature a kitchenette. The Porto Potha hotel is a short drive from the neighboring Kalymnos Island, where nature lovers can take part in activities like hiking and climbing. It is the perfect place to unwind and escape from the bustle of city life.