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The Nest

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Chora 84001, Greece
+30 2286 091778
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been lucky to dine in at one of the best traditional Greek food from all the different islands we have visited . Lamb chops and chicken souvlaki just excellent This place is a must ! Large portions and it's one of the most reasonable restaurants in IOS. The host were very welcoming - Thank you George and Elini... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant in chora. Service was very good. Large servings and a complimentary desert was provided. Very reasonable prices.

Thank J M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for average Greek food, look no further. The establishment is clean and the staff pleasant but I found the tzatziki, bread, meatballs and pita all very ordinary. The Phoenix only rose to salvage this review via the spinach pie, which impressed both our pal-ates. There are better choices for the monumental climb from town.

Thank Jimmygibb
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Ios for 6 nights, and visited The Nest twice. Both visits were great. The staff were really friendly, the wine was great and the prices were very reasonable. For food, we had Chicken Souvlaki and my friend had a Pasta dish - I believe it was carbonara - both portion sizes were more than generous, and both... More 

Thank Katie7S
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service here is amazing and the food is excellent. I recommend the meatballs. It's a little hard to find but worth it, and getting lost is part of the fun

Thank Arturo S
Northern Virginia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

It is pre-high season here on this charming island. This is my third visit and I'll continue to return. The Nest serves wonderful traditional Greek cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner before the midsummer rush. This is a perfect setting for the family with something for all different diets. The Nest is in the heart of Chora, "the... More 

Thank JettlaggedHoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Went here when the island was winding down into off season. Hardly anything was open but we were recommended The Nest. Lovely, traditional food. Large meals for a good price. Free, fresh bread. I had the souvlaki which was delicious and huge and my friend had the giant beans which were delicious and very traditional and fresh. Friendly and fast... More 

Thank JaneTheWallflower
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We ate lunch here twice. The waiter was very very friendly. Some of our food were very good and some were more mediocre. But we did like the atmosphere.

Thank Looking_for_charme
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

There is a reason this place is always busy. Great traditional Greek food! I love ordering all the starters and sharing with friends. Thanks feeding us!

Thank Altbarios
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited The Nest in September on a recommendation and were sorely disappointed. Staff were nice enough and the restaurant looked busy, we were "encouraged" inside by the owner which we absolutely hate so maybe we should have went with our instincts and continued elsewhere. The house wine was terrible, and I've said in previous reviews that I'm not overly... More 

Thank LilyLoughman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chora 84001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Ios  >  Chora
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 091778
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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