Our Story

Two twin brothers George and Gus Sahamis migrated from Greece to Canada in 1974 to pursue their dreams when they were just sixteen years of age.

They brought with them a passion for quality and hospitality that started out as selling souvlakis and gyros to the local community and tourists in their hometown of Sparta, Greece.

This became the benchmark of their success as they opened their first restaurant in 1982 in Abbotsford called Golphis Steak & Pizza which was the start of something special. At only the age of 24 the brothers turned a restaurant that was run down into one of the most successful restaurant in Abbotsford. They continued opening successful restaurants in the Fraser Valley area. It was this same dedication to quality & hospitality that George and Gus passed down to their sons and nephews.

Today, the privately-owned Greek Islands Restaurants are based in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Surrey BC, operated by George and Gus Sahamis with their sons, nephews and son in law, Yianni #1, Niko, Christo, Yianni #3, and Yianni #4, Mike and Yianni #2.

With two locations in Abbotsford and one in Chilliwack and the newest location in Surrey, Greek Islands Restaurants are known for outstanding food quality, hospitality, professional service and atmosphere where people are treated like Greek gods.

Greek Islands Restaurants would like to extend a warm “Thank you” to all of our guests for their continued support and patronage!

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to consistently provide the finest Greek and International cuisine at reasonable prices with a friendly team in a warm inviting atmosphere delivering exceptional hospitality.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the leader of Greek and International cuisine, while providing outstanding, quality, service, and value. We will earn our customers enthusiasm through continuous hard work driven by our team and creation of the people at Greek Islands, and in doing this our customers will truly feel like a part of the Greek Islands family, no matter what the occasion is, you will truly feel like your on vacation in Greece.