Six suggestions for gourmand travelers

If you are planning a winter road trip to the mountains of Greece, here are six restaurants that merit your attention.  Deka (Ten) Restaurant, Amyntaio The atmospheric restaurant of the “Kleio Resort & Spa” Hotel focuses on sophisticated flavours, aged local meats, modern techniques and recipes full of imagination that renew tradition. Naoumidis, Aghios Panteleimonas On the shores of Lake Vegoritida, a family unfolds its creative attitude toward the area’s high-quality products that are topped by the famous Florina pepper. Salvia, Aristi of Zagorochoria In the restaurant of the luxurious “Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas” Hotel, at the highest point of the village of Aristi in Zagorochoria, the chef turns his hands to dishes made with products provided by the nature of Zagori, such as trout, eel, eggplant, green apple, eggs, mushrooms and cheese. Thomas, Sklithro A family restaurant of timeless quality and a destination in itself, especially for those going to beautiful Nymfaio. Beans, smoked pork, wild mushrooms, wild boar, locally grown potatoes and exquisite red wines are just some of the list’s highlights. Kontosoros, Xino Nero A legendary restaurant that has been a great favourite with visitors from all over Greece for many years. The new dishes on this year’s menu include the mushroom soup, the open-face pepper pie, the pork shoulder with mashed chestnuts and the veal tail with caramelized onions. Gastrodromio en Olympo, Litochoro This restaurant on the slopes of Mount Olympus became known for its unique “Bourani” dish (a special risotto with many fans) and the other dishes of Chef Andreas Gavris, along with an extensive list of wines from all over Greece.