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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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Northern Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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20 restaurant reviews
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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486 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2016

nice family run restaurant great staff comfortable surroundings nice location very good menu good variety of foods

Thank keithdawkins
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Great food , don't pass this taverna by, it's tucked away, well worth finding! Ate here on a couple of occasions, came highly recommended and we went dissapointed.

Thank vivcon2
Luton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

15 of us went for dinner (actually had been turned away from other restaurants as there were so many of us) and we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and fast, and the food was so delicious and extremely plentiful. The waitress was also very accommodating to allergies and dietary needs (about 5 of us had dietary needs). Will... More 

Thank eleni a
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We have been visiting Ios for many years and this restaurant in particular many times every visit. It's a family run restaurant where you will always receive a warm welcome. The staff are helpful and friendly no matter how busy they are. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, the food is always excellent, the portions are very generous and incredibly... More 

Thank GrainneCarmel
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The best place for Greek food on the island.all our dinners were there and i wish we had a restaurant like that near my home :-) the mousaka,the nest salad and the chicken are really the best choices. Also the best staff on the island everyone there is so kind and friendly i love them all...You MUST go there :-)

Thank giorgos g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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