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“WOW , hellinikon has had a makeover, what a brilliant family run restaurant”
Review of Hellinikon Taverna

Hellinikon Taverna
Ranked #47 of 134 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The last 23 years taverna-(H)ELLINIKON provides you with homemade traditional cooking.The witch of taste is Mama Maria and her daughters Thalia and Julia .GREEK traditional cuisine with authentic Greek family recipes. A tasteful journey from yesterday to today...Every evening live Greek music.
Mojacar
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“WOW , hellinikon has had a makeover, what a brilliant family run restaurant”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

i hadnt eaten here since 1999 and the mixed grilled fish platter was how i remembered it, the 2 sisters run the place now and mum helps out with all her knowledge of traditional cooking, after the meal we chatted with the family trying to get the recipes out of them lol. tonight we are back there for the live bazouki music played by a local fisherman, cant wait

  • Visited May 2012
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United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“I'll Be Back!”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

I have heard people say that this taverna produces the best slow-cooked lamb on the island - and I totally agree. But it doesn't stop there. Try the succulent stuffed pork roll, any of the 'melt in the mouth' slow-cooked meats, any grilled meat fillet or fish or the delicious seafood. This is a haven for traditional, home-cooked Greek food using fresh ingredients. The fact that locals from the island and the mainland come here to eat says it all. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.

And not only do you get superb food but there is a wonderful ambience and delightfully friendly and happy service from the owners and staff. This is definitely a place to return to and enjoy again!

  • Visited June 2011
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5 Thank akrivos
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Outstanding Traditional Home Cooked Greek Food”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

We have been coming to this Taverna for many years now. It just gets better and better. Its one of those places that you don't really want to tell anyone about but judging from the numbers of people every night - word obviously got out! This family taverna is owned and run by Theo and Thalia and is a stunning example of how a Taverna should be in terms of consistency of quality, authenticity and well-cooked food. Over the years they have reduced the number of dishes and concentrated on presentation and flavours. The slow cooked meat dishes are legendary- lamb,beef or pork. The meat literally melts in the mouth and the portions are huge - try with traditional greek oven potatoes-'patates sto forno'- or even rice if you prefer! The taverna also cooks a selection of fresh seafood and offers a wonderful selection of Greek 'meze' as starters or main course. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike won't be disappointed here. Lela and her team in the kitchen have really worked hard to perfect these dishes under the expert tuition of the owners.The value for money is outstanding and many people come back year after year from all over Europe. It has a great atmosphere, mellow backgound music this year, with friendly and efficient service from Landi. Theo and Thalia are so charming and attentive without being obtrusive - nothing is too much trouble. They even imported fresh lobster from a neighbouring island for my partner's birthday.........says it all really ! We will continue to visit Hellinikon Taverna for many years and add to the numerous memorable visits we have already had. In short , Skiathos wouldn't be the same without Hellinikon Taverna. Friends often say that their last night in Skiathos alway has to be in 'Hell' as they fondly call the Taverna- cant think of a better way to burn ! Try it and see.......

  • Visited September 2011
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3 Thank Cosmos57
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“Amazing food, lovely atmosphere, excellent service. A must!”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

...we really enjoyed being in Skiathos again... we loved going back to Taverna Hellinikon...
the best steak you can get, amazing traditional plates such as stifado, kleftiko, musaka, souvlaki...
lovely atmosphere and excellent service. A MUST!

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank mona s
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food best on the island good price”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

you have to go here! they do the best steak i think ive ever had and usually throw in a few 1/2 litre of wine at the end. Great service as well!

A must!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Mark F
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