Baccus Grill

Restaurants in Kalamaki

Sharon E  (June 30, 2011)        10/10

Has it re-opened? I read in someone's Kalamaki review, they had just got back and said they had eaten here.......?   I hope so, we missed Mario and the crew last year.

Jocelyn B (September 05, 2009)

It had closed down when we were there in August.Shame - cos it was one of the best restaurants in kalamki. Loved the kleftiko!

Roy B  (July 13, 2009)        10/10

been going to zante the last 10 years, never had a bad meal here mario and his staff are really friendly had the best meal ever this year  lamb kleftico flambe....... out of this world   went back a few days later and had it again beautiful..... 

Sammy J  (July 20, 2008)        9/10

We came here once on our holiday, The food was very nice and so were the waiters (especially with my fussy brother haha, i felt sorry for the waiter who served us)

I had spicy chicken with chips and boyfriend had the beef burgers and LOVED them!
and my brother had a kiddies meal - beefburger with a beer (makes sense haha) bless him.
And  i couldnt stop thinking of Ross from friends when i saw one particular waiter..
I think he really looked like him!!
The man on the door knew who we were every night we walked past but to be honest felt abit guilty not coming in, he always questioned why we wern't coming here to eat that night.
And followed us up the street with his card, even though we had about 10 of them!
But the staff were friendly..cant fault that really..were back in september so will probably visit this place again x

Brian L (July 17, 2008)

Always go and eat  at baccus the kleftico is the best in kalamaki always a nice meal and good company will be back in september Nice to see the baby is doing well see you soon mario

    brian and penelope

Norma B  (June 30, 2008)        9/10

 We eat at this restaurant once whilst we were there.  Wonderful meal.  Back at home now

Jane C  (May 08, 2008)        10/10

HYA,marios and olfa,hope you are both well and you baby boy too,cant wait for next week not long to wait to see you all again,think im over with my baggage again your only allowed 15kilos now and as im coming for season iv packed the kitchen sink unfortunatly,Hope linda,arnie and the rest of you are well and at the moment really missing aris il just have to get over him,im hoping for some good luck this season as my luck these past few months has been nil,see you all soon,jane.

Wendy H  (October 09, 2007)        10/10

 hi marios, olfa and gang

it was lovely to see you all as always, you have become such good friends to us now and our main reason to come to kalamaki is to see you all!  we always have such a warm welcome and linda is such a good cook!  we were also surprised to see how her son has now grown in to a very nice young man, one to be proud of. if you have never visited this restaurant then it is a must if you are in kalamaki.  marios and olfa will always make you feel welcome and the lamb kleftico is one of the best you have tasted.
we will be back to see you again next year!
love and hugs
wendy & george
milton keynes

Sam   (September 18, 2007)        9/10

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Hi Mario, Ani,Mamma and all the gang.
Was great to see you all again xx
Hopefully will see you all again next year to enjoy more of your fantastic hospitality and food

Keith C  (September 14, 2007)        7/10

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Hello Marios I hope you and Olfa are well, Martin has just arrived back today and would like to pass on to you and your staff how much he and Carol enjoyed the food and hospitality they received at your restaurant. They have said the food was always excellent and recommend the Vakhos Restaurant to all all visit and that they will be welcomed with traditional Greek Fayre cooked to perfectrion.

See the Vakhos Restaurant at

Jane C  (September 13, 2007)        10/10

Hi marios and olfa, just reading the comments and cant beleive that anyone has had a bad meal at their restaurant as i seem to recall 13th of june as i eat here every night nearly as the food is wonderful, a couple had a meal and wine and ate and drank every bit then complained about it much to the upset of marios and his staff,if you dont like the food or wine then you would leave it not eat and drink every bit,Ive been to kalamaki for years now and it took me this year to realize how nasty some english people are so much so sometimes i feel ashamed to be english,Ive had lots of meals here and they have been fantastic,Hope you are all keeping well,see you all in may bye love jane

Jane C  (July 23, 2007)        10/10

Hi marios and everyone ,hope you are all well,Im working now from next week so hoping to come in october if not it will definatly be may,Im glad to see that your rating has gone up in you restaurant and hope to see you all soon,Ive had so many meals here ive lost count ,I always have the lamb stifado which is fantastic also the moussaka,Tried making it here but didnt get it right here,Love to you all,bye janexx.dd your comment here

Jane C (July 13, 2007)

HELLO,Marios,Olfa,Linda and Arnie,Hope you are all doing well,I would reccomend this restaurant to  everyone visiting kalamaki ,its the best ,Iv been going a number of years now and eat here nearly everynight and boy im missing the food linda but i am losing weight now im back in england ,I had put 2 stone on in greece,say hello to costas and nikita for me ,Love and miss you all jane xxxx

Doreen A  (November 17, 2006)         

Also meant to say loved the lamb kleftico, coming back for that very soon.

Doreen A  (November 17, 2006)         

Hi was over to see you in september this year(06), had a fantastic two weeks was made even more special by seeing you again! Really love the food and especially the service and friendship we get.
You made us feel very welcome and we've made some great friends with you. Remember us to linda and we'll send you some photos soon.
Have a lovely christmas see you all soon.
Lots of love
Thanks again .

Hannah L  (September 21, 2006)         

Well what can i say about this resturant other than its fantastic... Mario and his wife run it really well... Noticed his wife can speak more english than last year. anyway the cook Linda is a great person even tho she doesnt talk much english (gonna miss you loads Mama  Nothing much more i can say oter than you must go there its fantasic even tho they can be slow wen busy but its worth it!! trust me!!

See you next year Mario

Wendy H  (September 15, 2006)         

This restaurant is a"must" to visit.  The food is superb, Lamb Kleftico is my favourite, so that is always first on my list!  This time I tried the Kalamaki kebabs and they were delicious, I recommend you give them a try, and I think Mario's garlic bread is the best I have tasted. My husband and myself have visited Kalamaki four times now and the main highlight of our visit is always to go to this resturaunt to see Marios, Olfa and Linda. They are such genuine warm people and have become very close to our hearts.  Everyone is made to feel really welcome and nothing is too much trouble for this husband and wife team. The greeting that Marios makes to all his cutomers at the entrance is "come in, you are welcome" and he really means just that!  He really is a very cordial host! we love you the Vakhos team!

Vicki C  (August 29, 2006)         

  we allways have great food at this very freindly restaurant, keep up the good hard work you all do.

See you next year.
Dave Vicki and Olivia

Jessica   (August 25, 2006)         

Glad we ate at this restaurant because the food was delicious and the staff were so friendly.. lovely with my 4 year old sister! !!

Sarah L  (July 20, 2006)         

It was year number 7 for us at Marios Restuarant.As usual our friends Mario and Olfa made us feel like millionaires.Do not miss this jewel on the island of Zante.Yes we do know his e-mail address.Feel free to contact me
To our very best friends you still have the finest restuarant.
Sarah and Ian.   

Jeff M  (July 20, 2006)         

I cannot understand how this restaurant has only been rated 4/10 !  The rating system does not seem to change when you have submitted your comments. Anyway, I would give it 10 out of 10.

Jeff M  (July 20, 2006)         

We have been to Kalamaki two years running and we are going to return this August 2006. Virtually every night that we ate out we took the walk from the Athina apartments along to Bakkus Grill. It is well worth the walk as we found the food to be very good and always freshly cooked for you. Hence the occasional long wait to get your meal. I would rather wait longer for my meal than to be served food that has been re-heated in a microwave oven, which we have personally seen on visiting other restaurants. Mario and his wife Olfa and the cook Linda are wonderful people, nothing is too much trouble for them. Looking forward to our visit in 2 weeks time.

Keith C  (July 09, 2006)         

This traditional Greek Restaurant was really good, very good service good food, always served with a smile. Marios very polite and friendly, with a most gracious personal welcome to all.

We stayed at Kalamaki July 29- 2006 for one week, and ate at Vakhos (Baccus ) restaurant 5 nights would recommend you visit this lovely taverna at least once to try for yourself.

Jane G  (May 29, 2006)         

We were in Kalamaki for a week from 21-28 May.  We ate Greek food almost every night, working our way through all the recommended restuarants listed on this website.  My husband is a big fan of kleftico and I like moussaka.  Most everywhere we went in Kalamaki the moussaka was a disappointment.  It always seemed to be bland, stodgy and reheated.  I had given up on it until we ate in Bacchus. 

We ate in Bacchus on our second last night in Kalamaki. It wasn't on my original list of recommendations, but it was across the road from our hotel, so we thought we would give it a go as we weren't in the mood for wandering far that night.  John had the kleftico which he thought was gorgeous and I had a pizza for a change, which was huge and had loads of toppings.  We were so impressed that we went back there the following night for our last meal of the holiday.  Marios assured me that they had the best moussaka in Kalamaki, and this time I was not disappointed.  It was served in its own individual baking dish and was really fresh and tasty.  That night John tried the beef stifado and it was absolutely delicious.  I asked for the recipe, so I will have a go at making it at home.
The restaurant really had the feel of a traditional family run Greek taverna, which I thought was rare enough in Kalamaki.  Marios was very friendly and taught us some phrases in Greek, so we returned the compliment by teaching him some phrases in Irish!
I really cannot understand the negative reviews of this place.  Maybe it's just not for people who can't get by without having baked beans and chips for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We thought the food was delicious and the service was excellent and really friendly.
From Tipperary, Ireland, Yiammas (or Sláinte!) to Marios and his staff!

Alan T  (April 09, 2006)         

has anybody out there got mario`s e-mail adress?we`re going back to zante in may and need to warn him to get plenty of sambuka in stock.cheers.

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Starting near to Villa Nostos then heading east towards the Crystal Beach Hotel and along the Kalamaki old road turning left at the roundabout, heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past the Vanessa hotel, Athina Apartments and Eurohire car rental turning left towards the Kalamaki Beach hotel and ending with a nice view of the beach.


Starting from the new Caretta Island Hotel heading east past Zepos taverna along the Kalamaki old road and turning left at the new roundabout. Then heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past Sophia's hotel and the Cronulla hotel eventually turning left past the Macedonia hotel and ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna.


The tour starts from on the main road close to the airport runway heading East towards the crossroads at Drunk Corner, going past the Zakynthos information Centre on the right, continuing all the way along the main strip turning right at the junction with the Kalamaki Old Road towards the Klelia hotel. Turning around at the Crystal Beach Hotel the tour takes the reverse route then turns left towards the Marelen Hotel before ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna

Kalamaki Early Evening Tour 2016

The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Taverna & heads back past the Golden Sun Hotel turning right before the main road & past the Caretta Star (formerly Pelouzo) Hotel then left towards Eurohire car rental then turning right onto the main road. The tour continues all the way along the main strip turning right at the new roundabout past the Meandros Hotel & onto the Crystal Beach Hotel ending with a view over the beach.

Kalamaki 1st Week of May 2015

It's the first week of May and there are very few tourists about. The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel & heads back past the Louros Beach Hotel towards the main Kalamaki to Laganas road. Turning right towards Kalamaki centre, then a little detour through the Caretta Beach Hotel exiting onto the Airport road. Back to the main road turning left at Buon Amici then all the way to the newly constructed roundabout turning right onto Kalamaki Old road past the Cavo Doro Hotel then a quick look at the deserted Crystal Beach & ending at the newly built Carreta Island Hotel next to Stani restaurant.