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“Honest local cuisine !!!”

The Cave of Nikolas
Ranked #7 of 40 Restaurants in Akrotiri
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Santorini... Akrotiri beach... By the sea, lies for many years a small, traditional cave, build by Uncle Nikolas with his own hands when he was young. Made with lots of love and passion, the cave offered a kind of shelter to himself and his little boat. Always by his side was his wife, Aunt Efstathia, whom her "magical" cuisine made everybody crazy. Unforgettable Spiros Marinatos, headmaster of the excavation project in the archaeological place in Akrotiri, suggested to Uncle Nicolas to alter this shelter in a small tavern, for the hungry workmen of the excavation, offering them traditional and delicious treats such as tomatoballs, fava, "chloro" cheese, spaghetti with sauce and plenty of fresh fish. Over the years, the cave grew fast known to the visitors of the island, since after their visit at the excavation they used to direct to the beach to taste Aunt Efstathias' popular snacks and the rich in taste and spice wine of Uncle Nicolas. In 1981, the "Cave of Nicolas" went on to their daughter, Margarita, who had learnt the art of cooking from Mr Marinatos wife. Her love for traditional cuisine and local products, that herself and her husband, Nicolas grow, gave her a Gourmet Prize, as the best traditional tavern for 2007-2008 in Santorini.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great family owned taverna. Delicious local food with excellent ingredients. Reasonable prices.

A place I always love to come back.

Thank Kostas S
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We really enjoy the food,most of the products are from the owner"s farm.
We went 2 times at the Cave of Nicolas as its right on Akrotiri beach and we find the prices pretty normal for the quality.
its very difficult to find food prepared with local products and local wine.
So clean,so neatly ,so friendly staff.
we certainly recommended it!!!

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Thank DORA188
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Fantastic!!!
Located in such a piecefull part of the Island, far from the mass of tourists, exactly on the sea down of the archeological site of Akrotiri.
It is one of the few place of the Island that is passing hand by hand by generations where you can taste for real the indigenous products od the Island.
Everything is homemade...the meat to is coming directly from the family farm and the fish is Always of the day.

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Thank gtosi
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ok, it is a restaurant built in a cave. This is good.
They didn't had the most dishes of the menu and this was bad. However, the plates we ordered, were well cooked!

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Thank MartiniAlex
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

great location excellent food and service authentic dishes greatly priced, very friendly waiters and great wine

Thank susansvetik69
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