Dimitris goes to Pelion (to look for the best eatery around…)

Though I am not a big fan of mountain escapes & I definitely prefer city breaks during wintertime, everyone I trust advised me to visit Pelion if only for the comfort of the delicious french & italian inspired dishes at Gefsokratoras restaurant in Portaria village.

Both the place & the menu is something you would expect to find in Normandie, France or somewhere around lake Como, Italy, instead of in a small greek village.

Some ten old wooden tables covered with fine linen & beautifully arranged in a tastefuly decorated former butcher & groceries store made of stone. Plus (but not least) an international cuisine that would easily win some (Michelin) stars & a kind welcoming stuff of the owner’s beautiful children in their adolescence. Not just the best restaurant in Pelion, but one I miss a lot even here in Athens where there is quantity but rare quality.

There is also Kritsa restaurant in the same village of Portaria, Pelion, in case you prefer something more traditional. Tasty regional dishes I enjoyed a lot -nothing like the majority of tavernas around serving the kind of boring, fatty or uninspired food I would easily feed my dog with (that is if I had one…).