Levantis Restaurant – Parikia, Paros

Levantis Restaurant is a hidden gem, tucked away in the Castro area of the old town in Parikia, Paros.  Wander through the narrow Greek cobblestone walkways and the whitewashed architecture, to find our charming open air garden restaurant that has been serving customers for over 40 years.


The contemporary cuisine served at Levantis Restaurant by chef, Giorgios Mavridis, combines traditional Greek dishes with modern Mediterranean twists and flavors. The dining experience is enhanced by a unique courtyard garden shaded by a two hundred year old grape vine which is abundant with green leaves and clusters of purple grapes in the summer months.  In case of cold/rainy weather Levantis also has a cozy indoor space adjacent to the garden.

The atmosphere at Levantis Restaurant is warm and inviting, modern, yet rooted in the image and traditions of the Greek Cycladic islands.

Chef George Mavridis twists traditional Greek dishes with contemporary flavors creating a sophisticated menu that pays strict attention to presentation. Two intriguing starters are salt-cured mackerel with grilled cauliflower, potato caper and dill salad; and thinly sliced herb-encrusted beef with greens, onion marmalade, and wasabi oil. Top entrées include yogurt-encrusted rabbit ragout with olive and eggplant; and linguine with roasted cherry tomatoes and sardines. For dessert indulge in the Greek thyme honey and mizithra (farmer's cheese) tart with grape pastry. A cool whitewashed indoor room expands the dining space, built to complement the cozy yet sophisticated garden dining area.   


A vine-covered courtyard and simple, whitewashed interior with splashes of modern art create an unhurried, polished setting for some of the Cyclades’ finest contemporary Greek cuisine. The menu makes for hungry reading – choose from dishes like slowly braised honey-spiced lamb or perfumed couscous with roast veg and figs. For dessert, how about ‘one hell of a pear’ in orange, cointreau and cinnamon and served with local yoghurt. The service is stellar, as is the house wine. 
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Our Dates infused with coffee and cardamom over Greek Yogurt Recipe

  • 400g pitted dates
  • 500ml strong black espresso coffee
  • One teaspoon sugar
  • One tablespoon honey
  • 20 cardamom seeds, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • A dash of orange blossom water
  • Greek yogurt

Place pitted dates in a bowl. Heat the coffee with the sugar, honey, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir well and pour over the dates. Add the orange blossom water. Leave to infuse overnight in a airtight container in the fridge. Pour over yogurt to serve!


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Opening Hours

Levantis Restaurant,  is open in the summer months of May until October. The kitchen serves in the evenings starting from 6:30pm onwards.