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“Our best meal in Ios, great homemade Greek food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Alonistra

Taverna Alonistra
Psathi, 84001 , Greece
00302286092363
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Ranked #22 of 81 Restaurants in Ios
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Our best meal in Ios, great homemade Greek food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our very helpful hotel owner, Nikiforos of Brother's hotel, recommended this restaurant for lunch during our self-guided ATV adventure and it was well worth the journey from Yialos to Psathi!

Not only is the view of Psathi beach and the sea incredible, the tarverna itself if pretty, the service was warm and the food tasted authentic and delicious. We tried the local spicy cheese (3.50 Euro) and the homemade tzatziki (3.50 Euro) to start and both were delicious, particularly with the soft fresh bread. For mains, we greatly enjoyed the meatballs in tomato sauce (8.00 Euro) and the Mousaka with Vegetables (8.00 Euro). Everything tasted fresh and made with love! We washed it down with lemon Fanta and Mythos beer, but they had a full range of drinks on the menu.

The lunch crowd was a nice laid back mix of locals and tourists. We were there around 1pm and managed to score a table with the best view of the water. By the time we left, the place was pretty full.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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“It's well worth renting a vehicle to visit Alonistra Taverna in Psathi, Ios.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

This is another restaurant on Ios that is not to be missed. One of my favorites. It is well worth renting a vehicle to drive there and makes an interesting afternoon outing. On the way stop at the Paleokastro and walk to the top to work up an appetite! Then enjoy a lazy afternoon eating fabulous traditional Greek dishes, whike you sit and admire the beautiful, deserted beach at Psathi with an amazing view across to other Cycladic Islands floating in the blue Mediterranean sea. Some of my favorite dished are the Greek salad, sprinkled with fresh herbs, the tomato balls, marinated octopus and stuffed zucchini flowers. Then go for a swim and sunbathe at gorgeous Theodoti beach. You won't regret it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011 via mobile

After driving around Ios on a quad bike for sometime we stumbles upon this gem. Worlds away from the party vibe of the other side of the island. This place has the perfect vibe, great food, awesome staff & a view that is hard to believe. Loved it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What a tavern !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Travelling aorund the amazing island of Ios , getting to the beach of Psathi you can find this beautiful restaraunt with a superb view touched by the wind Meltemi. Great food and nice experience surrounded by a stunnung beach. Advised !!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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