The little cafe with the big heart

Here is a delightful place to spend a few hours..... and not only because the cappuccino is good...

A five minute walk from the town centre, in what used to be one of the traditional old houses familiar around here, is a little haven offering a large menu selection from early morning until night. 

The terrace looks onto the rocks at the shore and out over the sea to the 'crocodile' dipping his nose into the water.  It's a great spot to take in the comings and goings of the local ferries and small fishing boats, appreciate the bird life (kingfishers, heron, cormorants and egrets can all be seen at various times), or to watch the light change at sunset on the mountains while cooling down with a beer or a cocktail.............

During the day if the glare of the sun dancing on the water becomes too much there are tables around the terrace in the garden. 

Giorgos Arkalakis 1915 -1995


And morning until night there is always a risk of friendly banter with host Haris who has followed in the footsteps of his father, Giorgos Arkalakis.

‘Little Giorgos’, as he was then known to distinguish him from several other cafe owners named Giorgos, owned the first cafe on the eastern beach of Paleochora and is remembered very fondly by many old time visitors.  The Water’s Edge Café is situated in the old home of ‘Little Giorgos’, built when he came over from Gavdos to live here.



Here is a sample of what we offer on our main menu


Greek, Frappe, Cappuccino, Espresso, Freddo, Latte, Nescafe, Cafetiere



Lipton, Earl Grey, Jasmine, English Breakfast, Mountain Herbal Mixture, Home-made Iced Tea with Lemon and Fresh Mint from the garden



Plain; Ham Cheese & Bacon; Sausage; 3 Cheese; Special (you name it we can put it in); Special Vegetarian .......all spicy or mild


Toasted Sandwiches

a selection too large to list but which includes Peanut Butter, Sardines along with the regular Ham & Cheese, Bacon & Tomato, Tuna etc…


Greek; Tsatziki; Blue Cheese, Apple & Walnut; Water's Edge (ham, cheese, egg, salami, olives.........etc) Tuna & Sweetcorn; Crispy Bacon & Avocado

In addition we have 

fresh juices *** yoghurt smoothies (mmmmmm) *** milk shakes *** yoghurts *** fruit salads ***home-made cakes and cheesecakes*** fresh made pancakes with butter and honey..........***burgers***hand cut fries………


Well, that's the sample - interested???

When possible there are extra dishes available from the family kitchen, or fresh fish from Haris’s boat.

  There’s always a fresh baked cake and on Saturday nights (May – October) we offer a FAB dinner menu, cooked by Flora. Reservations are definitely recommended and a good night can be had by all at this event.

Below you can see a sample dinner menu…… to whet your appetite. 


Tsatziki 3.00

Tomato & Basil Soup 4.00

Beetroot, Avocado & Orange Salad 4.00

Roasted Pepper Pate 4.00

Mushroom & Feta Tart 4.00

Mixed Starter Plate (taste of all starters, good for 2 sharing) 6.50


Slow Cooked Lamb Steak in Red Wine with Rosemary, Garlic, Onions & Tomatoes 11.00

Pan Fried Chicken Fillet with Bacon & Lemon Stuffing 8.00

Spicy Bean Burger with Aubergine Salsa 7.50

All served with potatoes roasted in olive oil


Warm Chocolate & Pear Cake with Vanilla Ice-Cream 4.50

Cappuccino & Bailey’s Cheesecake 3.50



 The dinner menu changes each week and is posted on the Water’s Edge Café facebook page.

If you have your own event to celebrate - birthday, anniversary etc., - we can organise champagne, cake, food, balloons to suit your requirements.

2015 Dinner Menu 09 May

2015 Dinner Menu 16 May

2015 Dinner Menu 23 May

2015 Dinner Menu 30 May

Fixed Breakfast Menus


Here are the 'fixed' breakfast menus, available all day from 8am


Fresh Orange Juice, Tea/Coffee, Toast and Boiled Egg


No 1

OJ, Tea/Coffee, Cake, Toast, Croissant with butter and jam


No 2

OJ, Tea/Coffee, Cake, Toast, Boiled Egg, Ham, Cheese, Salami & Tomato


OJ, Tea/Coffee, Cake, Toast, Fried Eggs, Bacon & Tomato


No 4

better known as The Mega - OJ, Tea/Coffee, Cake, Toast, Fried Eggs, Tomato, Bacon, Sausage, Mushrooms, Fried Bread and Baked Beans ..... just the thing to soak up that hangover or get you ready for a long walk.

No 5 

OJ, Tea/Coffee, Yoghurt & Honey, Paximathi (Dry Rusk Bread), Feta, Graviera Cheese, Olives, Tomato & Olive Oil.............. and a glass of raki for the brave!

 Other breakfast items are also available on the main menu.

Happy Cocktail Hour



"Happy Cocktail Hour" 

Every night for one hour cocktails will be offered at half price. (7pm - 8pm during May, June & October; 8pm -9pm July, August & Sept)


So, good food, great views, cold beers, fresh coffee and much more at The Water's Edge Cafe, .......... including INTERNET ACCESS 



Latitude = 35.226861

Longitude = 23.682770




To make a reservation, check on availability or request any further information about our accommodation please contact us - 

Flora and Haris Arkalakis

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Tel. 00 30 28230 42438 mobile: 00 30 693 809 8976