Best Taverns in Paphos

If you’re considering where to eat in Cyprus, the local taverns should be your first stop!

These restaurants offer a perfect blend of mouthwatering traditional dishes, served with a generous dose of warm hospitality and Greek flair.

In this post, we’ll look at the best taverns in Paphos.

What Are the Best Taverns in Paphos?

Costa’s Koloni Tavern

Costa’s Koloni Tavern, located outside Yeroskipou on the road to Paphos Airport, is a family-owned restaurant that interestingly, started as a kebab house.

The tavern is filled with traditional Cypriot decorations hanging on the walls, giving it a mini museum feel, but with better food!

Their full meze deal has over 20 dishes, however, you can instead order a platter or other local specialties like Kebab, Moussaka, Stifado, and Dolmades.

Additionally, there are options suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those who avoid pork.

Families are also warmly welcomed at Costa’s, with special attention given to little ones, who can order kid-sized portions.

Oh, and if you’re coming on the weekend, keep in mind that there’s live music starting around 20:30-21:00.

To get to Costa’s Koloni Tavern, take one of these bus routes: 612, 613, 631, or 632.

Opening Hours
Monday-Friday: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-00:00
Saturday: 18:00-00:00
Sunday: Closed



Agora Tavern

Agora Tavern has recently relocated from Kennedy Square to a new building near the Old Town Market.

What makes this tavern interesting (besides the lovely terrace and amazing sea view) is that they only serve mezes. Specifically, 14 small dishes.

Also, there’s a mini-meze option for lunch, and if you’re vegetarian, don’t worry—they’ve got a meze for you as well. Plus, they have a wide selection of drinks and wines.

But be sure to book ahead, especially during busy times like the weekends, as it tends to fill up fast.

agora tavern view
The view from Agora Tavern

We visited Agora Tavern right after we moved to Paphos and had a wonderful time. The service was top-notch, and the food was absolutely delicious.

We can’t wait to go back!

To get to Agora Tavern, take any bus route heading to Karavella station, such as 603, 610, 613, or 618.

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:30-14:30, 19:00-22:00
Tuesday: 11:30-14:30, 19:00-22:30
Wednesday-Friday: 11:30-14:30, 19:00-22:00
Saturday: 10:30-14:30, 19:00-22:00
Sunday: Closed



7 St. George’s Tavern

7 St. George’s Tavern is a charming family-run business in Yeroskipou.

Here, too, the concept of a fixed menu is replaced by meze dishes. For 25 euros per person, they’ll keep bringing out plates until you wave the white flag.

We’re talking slow-cooked meats that fall apart on your fork, meat pies that’ll make you weep, and salads so fresh you’d think they were picked five minutes ago.

In fact, a lot of the ingredients come straight from their family farm. Talk about farm-to-table.

Overall, the tavern has got some great reviews from guests, especially mentioning how friendly the owner is.

One heads-up: this place is no secret. It can get pretty busy, so do yourself a favor and book ahead.

To get to 7 St. George’s Tavern, take bus route 603/603B, which stops around 400 meters from there.

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00



Hondros Taverna

Hondros Taverna has been open since 1953 and proudly stands as one of Paphos’s oldest taverns.

Situated near the Paphos Harbour, where the old temporary bus station used to be, it offers a delightful taste of authentic Cypriot cuisine.

Their extensive menu features a wide selection, ranging from grilled meats and fresh seafood to traditional meze dishes and homemade desserts.

The taverna also has a cozy outdoor terrace, where diners can enjoy a nice meal under the vines and customers consistently praise the service and the kind, attentive staff.

To get to Hondros Taverna, take bus route 610, 611, or 631 to the Harbour Station.

Go, eat, thank me later!

Opening Hours
Monday-Sunday: 12:00-22:00



Konia Tavern (Mr. Michalis)

Konia Tavern is roughly a 10-minute drive from Paphos so it’s common to find more locals than tourists there.

This tavern is known for its generous portions of traditional food like beef stews and lamb chops and there’s also an impressive 20-course meze for both meat lovers and vegetarians.

Turns out Cypriot food isn’t all about meat. Who knew?

Desserts include fresh fruits and irresistible loukoumades, rounding off the meal on a sweet note, and there’s also live music performed by a local band every Friday and Saturday.

To get to Konia Tavern, take bus route 609 from Karavella to Konia.

Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday: 18:00-00:00
Sunday: Closed



Demokritos Tavern

Demokritos Tavern enjoys a fantastic location just off Bar Street and the promenade. However, unlike many other taverns, it mainly attracts tourists.

The captivating folklore show typically starts around 21:00, enchanting guests with vibrant performances, live bouzouki, and plate smashing!

Now, about the food. Although it might not be everyone’s favorite, we actually thought it was quite good.

demokritos tavern show
The main show at Demokritos Tavern

While we opted for the meat meze, there’s also a fish meze for those who prefer it. In addition, there are plenty of vegetarian choices, so everyone’s covered.

Demokritos is also a welcoming spot for families with children, as it provides a menu for kids, as well as a small outdoor play area.

To get to Demokritos Tavern, take bus routes 610, 611, or 631 to the Harbour Station.

Opening Hours
Sunday-Saturday: 17:00-00:00



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