Lindos is absolutely packed with 'potential' restaurants all boasting roof top gardens and views of the Acropolis, but with such high competition to lure the tourists in, it is the food which brings back the diners and spreads the word. With little winding cobbly streets (if you can call them that), every second shop front is a restaurant/bar, making it very hard to gauge if upstairs is heaving with diners. So unless you are dining by recommendation, it is up to you to make the call! (Stressful I know!!)
Byzantino for us was a 'walk in', and as it happened, was wedged upstairs even though the bar was entirely empty. Having been lured by nothing more than the facade, we were now being told that our table will be ready in five minutes and offered a complimentary drink. Brilliant! Little did we realise, not only was it a "Greek" five minutes (20 minutes), but there were other hungry diners in the bar waiting to be seated! The owners clearly know what they are doing, as we now couldn't leave, but who would want to when you get a free drink, and clearly something good is going on in that restaurant!
|Starter of dips|
|Stuffed peppers and tomatoes|
|Pasta with Lamb and feta|
There was no time for dessert as due to the taxi strike we were bound by the last bus home.
The meal, including two courses each, and a 1L carafe of house wine, plus some beers, came to 25Euros per person. For such great value, if you are in Lindos make sure you go to Byzantino's for lunch or dinner! It is situated on the main street, just ask the locals.
Check out their website here