Zanzibar Beach Bar
Zanzibar Beach Bar
4.5
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Best beach restaurant in Greece
5.0 of 5 bubblesJul 2021
This beach with accompanying restaurant is our favorite in all of Greece. My husband is from Greece so we visit for several weeks every year. In our most recent visit, we spent an entire month in the area and went to Zanzibar every single day because we like it so much. First, the beach itself is perfect. Zanzibar is located at the end of a long, golden sand beach with fantastic views out to the nearby islands. The beach descends very gradually into the water, which makes it shallow for about 50 meters or so. This set-up is perfect for young children. Kids can play easily and safely in the shallow water, while also accessing the deeper water if and when you want to. The sand, with widely spaced sunbeds, also provides plenty of space for children to make sand castles while parents relax on the sunbeds. The long beach also allows for walks. While conveniently located just off the main road, Zanzibar is tucked below the road on a steep hill. So, when you’re at the beach, the road is high above you and nearly hidden from sight. The food and service are also impeccable. The food is so good it would be well worth eating at this restaurant even if it was located in the middle of a densely packed city with no view. Here, however, you get to enjoy delicious food while lounging on your sunbed or sitting a few steps up at the restaurant while gazing at a beautiful sea view. The menu has a delicious selection ranging from exquisitely done Greek cuisine, like stuffed zucchini flowers and pasta with shrimp, to American classics with a twist, like burgers with BBQ sauce, and the latest delicious food trends, like beet salad with avocado. Even the kids menu was especially good. For instance, the chicken nuggets were made of real, freshly cooked chunks of chicken. Every day there are also one or two specials and often freshly caught fish available as well. So, even while eating there nearly every day for a month we had different food every time, while also repeating some of our favorites. We especially enjoyed all the amazing fish dishes, including ceviche, tuna tartar, crawfish, stira, barbounia, mussels, and scallops. The fish was always cooked perfectly. The wine and cocktails were also delicious. This wonderful food is also accompanied by equally wonderful service. The staff were all friendly and attentive. If you’re visiting the area, don’t miss Zanzibar!

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knutsford12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Must try the home smoked pork spare ribs and the smoked chicken + fresh lemon juice, ginger, sugar and mint drink.
Good measure Grey Goose vodkas - good service - enjoy.
👍👍
Written June 27, 2015
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Footprints722337
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
The menu is wonderful, but be sure to ask for the daily specials that are prepared with the freshest local ingredients. The folks in the kitchen cook both traditional Greek dishes and also some innovative dishes based on the owner's personal experiences. The wait staff is helpful and courteous. The beach is super clean and the beverages are refreshing. I suggest the Zanzibar iced tea, Zanzibar salad - a traditional greek salad served in a freshly baked bread bowl, and the grilled octopus. My 12 year old recommends the calamari and the chicken quesadilla. My 15 year old loved the PB & J burger and the Greek village fries. For my husband, it was the zucchini fritters and the American breakfast burger. We will be sure to come back on our next trip to Methoni, Greece.
Written July 23, 2017
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Virgile B
Paris, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Beautiful beach, beautiful place, beautiful playlist, beautiful drinks, beautiful food and beautiful waitress, really what else do you want ?!
Natural flavoured waters are awesome, good to combine with an apple narguilé.
Keep that way Zanzibar, that's what we want !
Written August 6, 2016
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Ilias V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This is a great place, with friendly service and fantastic food. White sandy beach makes it ideal for children but also good relaxation for parents. The owner looks after the place on a daily basis with his personal touch. Highly recommendable after staying for a full week
Written July 26, 2016
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Cheshire9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
The beachside restaurant/ bar offers some of the best smoked spareribs I've ever tasted- excellent smoked chicken - with salad served in its own bread loaf! The pulled pork was also delicious . Service attentive with staff creating a happy atmosphere in the sunshine
Will definitely return and well worth the hour it took to get there from Petalidi
Written June 27, 2015
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chrissie h
Manchester, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Gorgeous beach whomever first week we were there but got busier towards end of July. Great beach bar food. Some of the best coffee I have had in greece too. Real cappuccino s fab.
Written May 31, 2015
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Alex T
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Great bar & restaurant hidden away at the very end of the beach.

We visited twice on a recent holiday with family & friends. We had food & drinks which was brilliant - the team even adjusted the whole restaurant to keep our large group dry during a brief shower! Food was served quickly with a smile, whilst on the beach drinks were served & there were lots of options.

The beach itself was great (sandy & long) with the sea shallow to a long way out (so great for kids), but also good for a swim!
Written September 30, 2017
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babelow
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Beautiful beach and a lovely place to relax. The menu was great and the quality of the food was outstanding.
Written August 13, 2017
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Alonlif
Tel Aviv, Israel153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Simply beautiful place. Views are incredible, water is warm and peaceful. Beds very comfortable. Restaurant food is excellent and so is the food. One of the best beach bars we ever visited.
Written August 11, 2017
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Chrissie H
Manchester, UK545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
great food great staff great view. Loved the wraps and my partner loved the burgers. Staff excellent and friendly.
Written July 25, 2017
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