Patmos, Greece Open Tues-Sun 19:30pm +30-22470-33089

WhatPeople are Saying About Us



“There are three characteristics that make Benetos stand out as the best restaurant on Patmos: First skills of chef owner Benetos Matthaiou, who in winter hones his skills in famous restaurants in Miami and throughout Florida, while in summer he flexes his creative muscles by offering modern takes on classic dishes at his own restaurant. Second is the elegant, pastoral veranda that blends relaxation with enjoyment and third the other diners who are local VIP’s, curious visitors from the rest of Greece or well-informed foreign visitors.”

GreeceLonely Planet

“Restaurant Benetos, a little way along the Grikou road, is Skala’s best restaurant, favoured by Prince Michael of Greece during his annual sojourn on Patmos. The menu features a wide range of imaginative dishes.”

TravelerConde Nast

“Patmos has a new gourmet restaurant, Benetos, on a lonely bit of coast between Skala and Grikos. Run by a Greek -American couple, it offers a small-well conceived menu of Mediterranean dishes.”

GreeceAlpha Guide

“The best restaurant in Patmos. Relax and enjoy your dinner, watching the sea and the boats with their bright lights sailing in and out of the harbor.”

FrommersGreek Islands

“A Tuscan villa at sea’s edge, light jazz filling the air, a fresh arugula salad with shaved parmesan, shrimp baked in filo, filet mignon, a finale of Bailey’s chocolate-chip cheesecake, all accompanied by an exclusively Greek wine list-where could this all be happening? The only answer is Benetos, named by the Greek Alpha Guide in 2000 as the best restaurant on Patmos and one of the 30 finest restaurants in Greece.”


“A native Patmian, Benetos Matthaiou, and his American wife, Susan, operate this lovely restaurant abutting a seaside garden that supplies the kitchen with fresh herbs and vegetables. These homegrown ingredients find their way into a selection of Mediterranean-style dishes that are influenced by the couple’s travels and include phyllo parcels stuffed with spinach and cheese, the island’s freshest Greek salad, and a juicy grilled swordfish in citrus sauce. Accompany your meal with a selection from the eclectic Greek wine list. Service is gracious and friendly, and an evening on the terrace here is one of the island’s nicest experiences.”

GreeceLonely Planet

“Dropping down to the sea from the coast road, a couple of kilometers south of Skala, this boutique, dinner-only restaurant centers on a working farm. The menu draws its inspiration from all over the Mediterranean, adding fusion (at times Asian) twists to dishes such as seared, herb-crusted tuna and zucchini blossoms stuffed with mushrooms and cheese.”


ContactMore Info

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30-22470-33089 or in person.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 19:30pm – 24:00pm