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A View That Will Take Your Breathe Away From Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

September 14, 2015
Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

Imagine yourself at the top of a hill with a commanding 360-degree, breathtaking view of the sea and the Old Town as you’re indulging a feast of spectacular food while a bouzouki player serenades you with its melodious music and heartfelt songs – that’s what Anatolia Restaurant in Skopelos promises to give you if you dine in their restaurant.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

Our second night in Skopelos was my brother-in-law and his wife’s last night for this leg of their trip so he wanted to have a special evening for all of us. Anatolia Restaurant is one of those restaurants praised by not only tourists but locals alike so we thought it could be the best place for us to go to for dinner. The owner of our hotel also recommended a visit to this restaurantย as a must during our stay in Skopelos. He gave us a good advice previously to have our dinner in Agnontas during our first day so we do trust his recommendations.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

That same morning though, we didn’t realize that it was the same restaurant which caught my eye when we briefly visited the Old Town where the Kastro is located for breakfast. It’s quite hard to miss even from afar, with the Greek flag flying freely on top of the Old Kastro and a hint of white building nearby it. There must be something worth discovering there I thought so I told The Greek Mister and his friend that I’ll climb up the steps leading to the top of the Old Kastro to see what could be there.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

As I reached the top, I had to catch my breathe for two reasons – the climb was steep and for someone who’s not very athletic, it almost cost me one asthma attack and the other reason is, the view from up there will definitely take your breathe away. I now know how a Queen must have felt like from the top of her castle gazing through the kingdom that she rules over. From here I had the view of the sea, the descending roofscape of the Old Town and the ferries coming in and out of the island. It’s magnificent! But what’s up there is far more surprising for me than the view itself, it was a taverna. They must have paid a fortune to get a license to operate their taverna from that perfect location.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

When we went back in the evening, the view was more atmospheric with the sun setting at the horizon causing a burst of colors from the town itself. There were quite a few diners but it wasn’t very full, it was only 9 in the evening. A time too early for dinner for the Greek standards. We ordered a seafood feast, tsipouro of course for the men and wine for the ladies.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

At some point, a duo of musicians started serenading us with their bouzouki and traditional Greek songs. The Greeks sang along while The Greek Mister tried his best to translate each songs for me so I can enjoy it as much as they do. After a few more hours, a famous musician joined the duo to perform a live concert in front of the diners. I have to say that they did create a great ambiance for us diners.

Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

It was a great night spent with good company and great food. Anatolia in Skopelos is a tourist destination on its own – food, culture, music and a fantastic view all in one place – I don’t think you can get a better dining experience than that.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Bumble Bee Mum September 21, 2015 at 18:21

    You really love going up to high places, in spite of your fear for heights, don’t you? But then again, I think I would climb any mountain if there was good food on top.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 25, 2015 at 12:45

      Hahaha! The way up to Anatolia restaurant isn’t as scary as going up to Agios Ioannis church. So my fear of heights was a bit more contained there. :p

  • Reply Gunilla September 20, 2015 at 12:39

    Gorgeous captures!
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  • Reply Ting at My Travel Monkey September 18, 2015 at 00:49

    Oh. Wow. Worth the near asthma attack poor you. The view is simply stunning and I can see why you have fond memories of dining at Anatolia Restaurant. I love a good dinner, especially with a view like that. There’s nothing better in my opinion. That’s what life is all about ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 18, 2015 at 08:38

      Oh yes! It was worth the near asthma attack. Haha! The view is really spectacular from up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply image-in-ing (weekly photo linky) September 16, 2015 at 03:37

    Wow!
    Gorgeous photos – every one!
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  • Reply Ruth - Tanama Tales September 15, 2015 at 08:05

    You are right! Those views are breathtaking! Hope the restaurant do not have restrictions in terms of how long you can stay there.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 15, 2015 at 08:55

      I guess as long as you’re going to order an ouzo or coffee, you can stay there. :p
      It’s amazing isn’t it?

  • Reply Christine September 14, 2015 at 23:45

    I have wanted to visit Skopelos for years, one day I will get there! Your account certainly reminds me to put it on the list for next year. #Mondayescapes

  • Reply Bryna September 14, 2015 at 16:56

    Wow, what a view! I love your photos of all the tiled rooftops and the blue chairs and white walls by the sea. I would love to see it in person one day!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 14, 2015 at 17:34

      It’s beautiful during the day and romantic at night. ๐Ÿ™‚

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