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The Nest

#19 of 81 Restaurants in Ios
Certificate of Excellence
International, Greek
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Chora Village, 84001, Greece
2286091778
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The nest is the home of Ios’ very own Greek Taverna-restaurant. We offer...
The nest is the home of Ios’ very own Greek Taverna-restaurant. We offer an authentic taste of Greek cuisine using traditional methods. We are confident you will not taste better Greek cuisine and international food anywhere else in Ios with such good service and reasonable prices. We are family run and family friendly restaurant, featuring authentic Greek food & international food since 1964.
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Greek cuisine

My partner and I visited The Nest 3 times during our stay in Ios. The food and service was amazing each time and kept us coming back. I highly recommend The Nest to anyone visiting Ios and I will return on my next visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2014
Perth85
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My partner and I visited The Nest 3 times during our stay in Ios. The food and service was amazing each time and kept us coming back. I highly recommend The Nest to anyone visiting Ios and I will return on my next visit.

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Rhodes, Greece
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Giorgos and Dimitris are the great hosts and owners of this excellent greek taverna! The prices are not low but the portions and quality of the plates are very good! Recommended!!

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Athens, Greece
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

During our stay in Ios island, we checked out a lot of places to eat; however, we we looking for a less trendy and more traditional Greek (and budget-friendly) restaurant. We were advised to eat at the Nest, which is located at Chora. Indeed, the place was a Greek traditional tavern with a wide variety of dishes. We tried the... More 

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Aireys Inlet, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The nest This is a great restaurant in the heart of the centre if IOS. The staff wee helpful and suggested meals to share between myself and friends. May I suggest the chickpea fritters! Awesome!! For mains we had moussaka.. Little bit dry. The stuffed eggplant was really good! The meatballs were hearty and the kebab plate was huge. They... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

have been travelling europe for a few months and ended up on the greek islands. was walking around one night looking for food.. got recommend by a few locals on the street and found our way through the alleys and got greeted by the nicest man in ios. he seated us and brought out bread and drinks. we had chicken... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate here three nights while staying on the island this year . They did not disappoint us , even on our wedding night , we were dressed in our Spartan outfits , and they treated us like Spartan Royalty . We tried many different dishes and loved them all , including the Swordfish . The location... More 

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Palestrina, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

your trip is not complete until you've tasted the food in The NEST They have great Greek food but also Italian is nice

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Biratnagar, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Some of the best Greek food I've ever eaten! Atmosphere was excellent. This is a must visit place in Ios. The service is also fantastic. This place isn't even expensive. The best food we ate in the entire trip..DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!!!!

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yellowknife
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were disappointed that we chose to eat here our last night in Ios because we wanted to return. The chickpea appetizer was delicious. It was the best lamb souvlaki on our entire trip. Great service. Affordable food.

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Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want real Greek food in Ios you have to try this. We were recommended by a local barman and he told us to ask for Briam.. which wasnt on the menu but we asked anyway and sure enough they made it for us. We had a few other Greek dishes and really enjoyed it. Some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chora Village, 84001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Ios
  • Phone Number: 2286091778

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The nest is the home of Ios’ very own Greek Taverna-restaurant. We offer an authentic taste of Greek cuisine using traditional methods. We are confident you will not taste better Greek cuisine and international food anywhere else in Ios with such good service and reasonable prices. We are family run and family friendly restaurant, featuring authentic Greek food & international food since 1964.

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