Niko’s restaurant is in a side street 50 metres or so from the waterfront at Vathy. However, it is easy to locate – it’ll be the crowded one!
We suspect that the popularity of some establishments varies quite dramatically from season to season. So, what is in vogue one year may be rather less popular a year or two later. However, for the time being Niko’s appears to be the flavour of the month (at least) and was getting deserved attention when trade at others nearby has been reduced to a trickle.
We ate here at the guarded recommendation of our travel rep, who we spotted at a table nearby. Part of a group who had arrived on the island together a couple of days before, we agree to share a table and compare notes on what we found. So the seven of us chatted away in a lively fashion and had some diverse demands as to what we wanted to eat when it came to ordering. This included having extra large starters as entrees etc.
This bustling restaurant worked hard to look after us and proved to be the antithesis of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want, “ which, urban myth has it, refers to an establishment in Greek Street, London where the eponymous band once used to frequent. Here they were very flexible, accommodating and happy to please. A bit of this, a bit of that and a bit of the other thrown in for good measure. Excellent moussaka, stifado and other Greek dishes, plentiful glasses of Mythos all followed up by water-melon and cinnamon liqueur on the house.
Niko’s has an excellent menu, so if you want authentic Ithakan food; Greek style with an Italian influence of pasta, this is the place to go.
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