On the main square before the entrance to the city of Lindos, stands the oldest restaurant there and one of the most famous on Rhodes and even in the whole of Greece. Founded in 1933, Mavrikos is still run by the same family.

Mavrikos was Hollywood’s Favourite Restaurant in Lindos

Chef Dimitri Mavriko is known not just in Lindos, but also throughout Greece. With such a long tradition and holding the equivalent of Greece‘s Michelin star, Mavrikos has been serving up both traditional Rhodian cuisine as well as innovative new takes for its guests. As attested by the photos of bygone stars on its walls, such as Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand or David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

Its fame has not waned since then. When we were there, Discovery Channel was filming an episode with Chef Dimitri.

What I liked about Mavrikos is its insistence on not caving in to the ignorant masses. Greek cuisine, even innovative takes of it, should be proud of its diversity and authentic tastes.

This is definitely a must-try for any discerning, sophisticated gentleman visiting Rhodes!

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