When Petridena’s family started their journey with Akti restaurant in 1980, their first priority was to pass on the pure and exceptional recipes of the island, which have matured over the years at Astypalaian houses and traditional taverns, in a special and unique environment. The location was carefully chosen, with the restaurant figuratively hooked on the rocks and built up in six levels; the first three arranged almost as private balconys, while all six of them provide the guest with an amazing view to the Aegean sea and the Chora and castle of Astypalaia.
More than 30 years later, Dimitris and Anna Petridena, carry on with the same attractive “recipe”. Akti Resturant enters its new era, renovated and refreshed, with simple but elegant decoration, based on the Aegean sea and the iconic small fishing boat, the “kaiki”, with the white color dominating the space. In the kitchen, they trust young people, the promising future of the Greek gastronomy with a common element: delicious fresh fish and seafood. The products of “Ichthioesa” (the one who bares fish) Astypalaia, which are so generously offered by the crystal clear waters of the island.
The fresh seafood are accompanied in the menu with a tasteful selection of pasta, risotto, the traditional fish soup and the classic summer “mezedes”, blended with local products, like the “Chlori” cheese, “Pougia”, rusks from the local bakery, spices and herbs. The cellar of the restaurant has a vast variety of the best Greek wines, carefully selected to pair your evey choice, While all the traditional Greek drinks, like our beloved ouzo, tsipouro and Greek beers are featured in our selection.
As time goes by, the continuous effort for improvement, the struggle and research to ensure the availability of the best products and the carefull choice of our partners, always pay off. Rightly so, Akti Restaurant is considered as one of the best choices to taste authentic, high quality seafood and Greek cuisine in an extraordinary scenic location, capable of creating some of your most memorable moments. Akti restaurant: a taste of magic…