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The Mills

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Mills Square, Chora 84001, Greece
00302286091284
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional food

Visited this establishment on a visit to Ios 3 years ago and again this year. Very good food and atmosphere at a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Beachman464
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Port Perry, Canada
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Port Perry, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Visited this establishment on a visit to Ios 3 years ago and again this year. Very good food and atmosphere at a reasonable price.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Skala hotel (2 min walk away) which is owned by the same guy who is super nice. He convinced us to come to his restaurant sometime during our stay and we ended up going both nights that we were in Ios! The food is sooo good and not very expensive at all, big portions and really good... More 

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Thank AshleeKH
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great atmosphere in this place run by a nice family who owns also the hotel Skala in Chora.The only place on Ios where you can eat grilled goat or kokoretsi and very cheap with a nice view on the mills of Ios. Highly recomended.

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Thank Biehler F
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We recently spent just over a week on Ios and ate at this taverna high up in the old town a couple of times. The first night we had clambered up the many steps from the main bus stop in the Chora and enjoyed a simple traditional meal each with a good supply of local white and red wines, but... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great traditional food, but only if you are not in a rush! I got the lamb and it was incredibly tasty, but it took their time. They were nice to give us a dessert and a traditional shot for free at the end

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice while in Ios, both times the food was excellent. We tried the recommended lamb which was very tasty, good sized portions ( not so big that your overwhelmed) . Really friendly staff and pretty location overlooking ios.

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Thank Joanne M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely welcoming host and the food was great sitting under the old windmills. Everyone was sitting outside and it was a perfect night. I think there was a few locals there too which is always a good sign.

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Thank AngelaScott2015
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Good Greek food. Fresh. Very large portions. Polite personnel. Great variety of plates. Good prices. It is located by the mills, high in Chora, where it is never too hot.

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Thank Anna T
Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Although I've been to Ios a number of times, This was my first visit on The Mills, somewhat spurred by mixed reviews on Trip Advisor and my curiosity. The taverna is located on the upper side of the Chora, near the traditional mills (hence the name) , near a lovely square. You get a nice warm feeling when the sun... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I worked in ios for 3 months and went to all the restaurnats that are worth visit- The MIlls is one of the best 2 on the island. Wonderfull service and wonderfull food. The lamb on spit was specifically amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mills Square, Chora 84001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Ios  >  Chora
  • Phone Number: 00302286091284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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