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Article: A TASTE OF PARADISE | Dining at Paros' Legendary Barbarossa

A TASTE OF PARADISE | Dining at Paros' Legendary Barbarossa

A TASTE OF PARADISE | Dining at Paros' Legendary Barbarossa

2-3 min read

Paros, a crown jewel of the Cyclades, boasts pristine beaches, whitewashed villages, and a vibrant energy. Yet, for many in-the-know visitors, a trip to Paros is incomplete without an unforgettable evening at Barbarossa. This legendary restaurant, perched on the picturesque Naoussa port, has tantalised taste buds and ignited conversations for over three decades.

Barbarossa's magic lies in its effortless blend of sophistication and Aegean charm. Imagine whitewashed tables adorned with crisp linens, twinkling fairy lights overhead, and the gentle Aegean breeze carrying the scent of the sea. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the harbour, the atmosphere transforms into a captivating spectacle – a perfect prelude to the culinary journey that awaits.

The menu showcases the freshest local ingredients, transformed into dishes that celebrate the rich heritage of the Aegean. Seafood takes centre stage, with glistening displays of octopus, plump prawns, and the catch of the day, all prepared to perfection using traditional methods. Don't miss the signature "kolios," a sun-dried mackerel dish infused with local herbs, a testament to the simplicity and brilliance of Aegean cuisine.

Beyond the food, Barbarossa's allure lies in its lively energy. The who's who of Greece and beyond have graced its tables, from A-list celebrities to royalty.  Whispers of past encounters with international stars and prominent figures add a touch of intrigue to the ambiance. Yet, Barbarossa maintains a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring every guest feels like a VIP.

Barbarossa remains rooted in simplicity, honouring tastes that define the island of Paros and the Aegean sea.

The owner, Evgenios Chamilothoris, is the heart and soul of the restaurant.  Following in his father's footsteps, he has taken Barbarossa from a charming ouzeri to a world-renowned establishment. Evgenios' passion for hospitality and genuine warmth are evident in every interaction, ensuring a dining experience that goes beyond the plate.

An evening at Barbarossa is more than just a meal; it's an immersion into the vibrant spirit of Paros. It's a chance to savour the island's culinary heritage, soak in the breathtaking scenery, and perhaps even brush shoulders with a celebrity. So, if you find yourself on Paros, make sure to secure a table at this legendary restaurant. Barbarossa promises an unforgettable evening filled with exquisite flavours, captivating ambiance, and a taste of the true magic of Greece.

Visit Barbarossa: Limanaki-Naousa Old Naousa Port, Naousa 844 01, Greece

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Barbarossa website & Founder's personal archive

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