Sunset at Siparos is a ritual one must definitely practice when first visiting Paros. With a creative menu and amazingly fresh produce, the restaurant is just about the best offering on the island if you want to go upscale. Reserve your table, get here before sunset and kick back with some wine and good company!
Located in Xifara just moments away from Santa Maria beach, Siparos is a great option for a late lunch if you’re combining a beach day north or if you’re looking for post-lunch drinks in Naousa. It first launched in 2009 and ever since they’ve been building up amazing expertise with some memorable dishes you must try: think revithada, traditional chicpeas soup!
Although it’s more upscale than your typical Greek taverna, Siparos has maintained a traditional setting right next to the sea and reasonable prices for the quality of food offered. We happened to visit again recently with a big group and sampled almost everything from the menu. Here’s what we liked!
When we first stumbled upon the lentil salad with gioji berries on the menu we got a bit skeptical as to why would anyone add goji berries, a recent trend worldwide, to a very traditional Greek dish. A few minutes later when we were served this refreshing salad we were drooling over it. Same goes for their grilled calamari with quinoa. The rest of the salads were also tasty and fresh but their revithada was second to none! They do offer a wide range of pasta and risotti with seafood which are also very tasty. However, if you find fresh fish then definitely go for it! Our grilled sea-bream quality was exquisite, albeit a bit over.
With a very good and attentive service, our late lunch went like a breeze with enough white wine flowing around the table and a great sunset just after 8pm. That’s what Greek summer feels like. And we’ll come back to Siparos again and again!