Where to Eat Ashore on Azamara's Nine Nights across the Mediterranean Cruise
Collected by AFAR Traveler, AFAR Contributor
The food on Azamara Journey is superb. But when you're off the boat and exploring places like Chania, Taormina, or Florence on the Nine Nights across the Mediterranean cruise, you can't just nip back to the ship for a bite to eat. Here are some places to eat and drink that are worth seeking out.
Epicharmou 1, Athina 105 58, Greece
To Kafeneio is a traditional Greek restaurant in the famous Plaka area of Athens, Greece. Set in an old house just around the corner from all the colorful graffiti on Scholiou, To Kafeneio specializes in homestyle Greek cuisine. Select a bunch of...
Mnisikleous 23, Athina 105 55, Greece
Yiasemi is a café in Athens, Greece on busy Mnisikleous—a steep, stepped, pedestrian street in the Plaka area that leads down from the Acropolis and is lined with cafés and restaurants. It feels like one of the more characterful offerings on the...
Zampeliou 31, Chania 731 31, Greece
Mesostrato is set behind an unassuming pink-hued facade in Chania, Crete's too-cute-to-be-true old town. This traditional Greek taverna offers passable meze and grilled fare—the garlicky snails are worth trying—and a good selection of alcohol,...
Viale S. Pancrazio, 44, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
I Dolci di Nonna Rosa is the perfect place to try cannoli in Taormina, Sicily. The town's pedestrianized Corso Umberto main drag is beyond charming, with its parade of boutiques, restaurants, and medieval gates and churches; but it can also be...
Via S. Cesareo, 48, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
Raki is arguably the best gelateria in Sorrento, Italy. Set on the narrow, pedestrianized market street Via San Cesareo, this is an artisanal outlet with some unusual flavors. As well as standard offerings like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and...
Piazza di Trevi, 101, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Il Melograno is a pizzeria and gelateria right next to Rome's Trevi Fountain—literally in Piazza di Trevi. Given its location, you'd be forgiven for anticipating something crowded, overpriced, and low quality. Only one of these things is true. Il...
Via dei Neri, 9, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Gelateria dei Neri is situated on Via dei Neri just a stone's throw from Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence. It's an area of town you're likely to explore at some point, and when you do, it's worth stopping in at this gelateria to sample their...
Traverse des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
Founded in 1955, the owner of La Tarte Tropézienne, Alexandre Micka, invented the eponymous cream-filled brioche that was discovered and named by Brigitte Bardot while shooting And God Created Woman. The Place des Lices location of this...
Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Bitxo is a tiny restaurant/tapas bar in the El Born area of Barcelona. The handful of tables are smushed together, so it's not for people who want to stretch out, but the candles and dark wood interior make it feel cozy and it has a distinctly...
Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Bornet is a chill café just around the corner from the Picasso Museum in the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona. There is plenty of seating, including some sofas, and the menu offers wine, beer, and homemade cakes as well as coffee and loose-leaf...
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