A handful of greek tavernas (most of them located right on the beach) serve traditional home cooking, seasoned with local herbs, as well as a wide variety of fresh seafood. Octopus, squid and every kind of fish – from sardines to tuna – come straight off the local boats. Mouth-watering lobster and jumbo prawns in season. A great variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables means there are plenty of choices for vegetarians too.
The souvlaki shops specialize in grilled meat, with local lamb as the favorite. There are also several restaurants serving a more international menu of pizza, pasta, salads, steaks etc.
The island is famous for the quality of its olive oil. There is good local wine (both red & white) – as well as the universal greek favorites retsina and ouzo.