Agni Bay Tavernas, Agni Bay, Corfu
Concierge.com's insider take:
Agni Bay is a secluded cove with nothing but olive groves, a rocky beach—and three of the best restaurants on Corfu: Agni Taverna (30-266-309-1142; open daily 12–4:30 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.; closed Nov–April); Nikolas Taverna (30-266-309-1243; www.agnibay.com; closed Nov–mid-April); and Toula's seafood restaurant 30-266-309-1350; open daily 1–11 p.m.; closed May–Oct. 15 and from 4:30–7 p.m. July–Aug). Each has been operating for decades and is steeped in its own particular kind of history. Agni Taverna, whose signature dish is spaghetti with mussels, shrimp, and calamari, has been run by the same family for more than 100 years. Nikolas Taverna, known for wonderfully fresh salads and homemade Feta cheese, is housed in a building that's belonged to the owners' family for more than a century. And Toula, who serves one of the island's best light, summery desserts—fresh yogurt with lemon zest—is locally famous for her cookbook of traditional Corfiote recipes. For the best selection of dishes at any of these three places, it's best to come early (before 2 for lunch and 9 for dinner).