I am in two minds about writing this review. How many times have reviews said that a place is so good that the reviewer wants to keep it to themself?
Believe me- if you want GENUINE HOME COOKED FOOD made with natural ingredients and thoroughly steeped in Greek tradition - this is the place for you. The taverna is family run by Eleni, Daphni (mother and daughter) and occasionally helped by Apostolis and Andonis (father and son). They are, without doubt,one of the most generous and kind families that I have met in over 30 years of visiting Greece. I have eaten in two star Michelin restaurants in Athens and hundreds of traditional Greek tavernas. This taverna is the best of all for the Greek traditional fare.
Daphni is a wonderful host and patiently explains all the dishes in terrific English. Her smile is warm and genuine and she never gets flustered. She has the calm, unflappable air of an ancient Greek muse. Eleni has the helm in the kitchen and takes pride in everything she does. The ingredients are all freshly sourced and seasonal and the portions are generous to say the least.
There is a stunning array of starters including salads, local cheeses, village sausages and vegetable- based dishes such as aubergine, courgette and fish roe in abundance. All the meats are first rate whether they are cooked on the grill or steeped in wine or other sauces with meat falling away off the bone. There are many traditional Greek dishes served in pots that are succulent and fresh - not some of the dried out burnt offerings that can blight other tavernas! If you book ahead - ask for the patates Riganates- you will never ever want any other kind of potatoes ever again.
Often, the evening is rounded off with mouth watering fresh fruits or delicious home-made walnut cakes. You will never go away from this taverna other than happy, well-fed and longing for the next visit.
There are many tables set outside but under cover with views out to sea. The taverna and kitchen are spotless...as are the lavatories.
The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of food and compare very favourably with other tavernas in the town. It is more than worth finding - you will ask yourself why it has taken you so long to find it. Please, once you do ......only tell lovely, discerning people who will only tell other lovely people and we can all keep it like this for ever. Now there's a genuine and heartfelt recommendation !
I am not in any way connected with this taverna by family or business. I just love it, the amazing food and the wonderful family who own it. I have spent countless happyafternoon lunches and evening dinners here and hope to do so for years and years to come.........
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