My partner and I stumbled upon Malia star in a very hot afternoon in August whilst wandering around trying to get away from the midday sun, this was a welcome respite, what first caught our eye was the lovely tables on the other side of the road lined with olive trees and wooden tables with blue and white table cloths, it really was very cute, however when we seen the main taverna, we decided to go in there and it was lovely, in a blue and white sea theme, with drapes over painted wooden ceiling, immediately cooling, I felt instantly at home.
The owners son, whom I just realised I forgotten to get his name was instantly lovely to us, chatting away, telling us local stories and sayings, served us a couple of really cold beers and some fruit, we whiled away a couple of hours and then decided to return a couple of days later for evening food.
The evening we spent here was unrivaled in our weeks visit for hospitality, serving us really greek food, I asked them to decide what starters to give us, that we wanted greek food and they did not disappoint, we had meat balls, cheese pies, spinach pies, tzatiki, dolmades, and then for main, I had Klefteko and my boyfriend had mussels, all of the food was fantastic, really lovely Greek flavours and the staff just chatted away whilst we ate, but not at all invasive.
It rained a tiny little bit and the whole family came out to rush the furniture in to less exposed areas undercover, this was great for us as we are from Scotland and found it so funny, it was hardly any rain at all, but I guess in Greece they are not so used to this in August, in running around helping (which by the way, we did not at all have to do, it was just fun), we chatted more to the family and they were so lovely to us, declaring "Raki time" on us, serving us some Raki with Greek honey, joining in with us shouting "Yammas" and telling yet more stories we were asking about life here.
All in all, this place was just so good, we felt really welcome and part of the family,we went to say goodbye on our last day and were given some family olive oil and herbs to take home to cook with, this place really made our holiday, a piece of the Greece we were looking for.
Highly recommended, visit, stay a while.