9 folk-cuisine Taverns in Aegean islands


Besides the bright sun and the wonderful sea, the Greek islands offer excellent local flavors and dishes cooked with passion and raw materials of high quality. Find below 9 Aegean taverns to fully satisfy even the most demanding palates.

Astrofegia - Alonissos

Hidden in a picturesque alley of the Old Town there's a family tavern, Astrofeggia, with few but excellent tasty options which you can enjoy in a romantic courtyard in the shade of a huge arbor.

Astrofegia, Alonissos, tel. 2424065182

Kossis - Andros

The number 1 meeting point for food in Andros is literally in the middle of nowhere, in the northern part of the island. The tavern is part of Vitalioti family's farm where the excellent quality meat and vegetables you will taste come from.

Kossis, Ano Fellos, tel. 6972002975

Vilaeti - Ios

In Epano Kampos, away from the hustle and bustle of Chora, lies one of the best taverns in the Cyclades. Here you will find traditional "Niotika" dishes but also delicious grilled meats which you can enjoy in a beautiful courtyard. Vilaeti Tavern also stands out for the excellent service offered by the friendliest staff.

Vilaeti, Epano Kampos, tel. 2286092072

Tarsanas - Patmos

In the southern part of Patmos you will find Patmos Marin shipyard that from 1995 builds wooden boats. Inside the yard there's a restaurant, opened in 2005 in order to satisfy the needs of employees and customers. This has become one of the best on the island due to the excellent flavors, the wonderful location and the unique aesthetics beauty of the site.

Tarsanas Marine club, Diakofti, tel. 2247032159


Paraga - Rhodes

If you wish for a unique gastronomic experience, then the Kitchen "Paraga" is what you're looking for. In the building where the club of Italian officers used to be housed, in the mountain village of Apollo, you will find a traditional tavern. It stands out for the unique but at the same time authentic flavors of Rhodian cuisine.

Paraga, Apollonas, tel. 2246091247


Metaxi mas - Santorini

It's an open secret that in this restaurant you will taste amazing recipes of Cretan and Santorini cuisine, cooked with passion and first quality raw materials. In its wonderful courtyard you will enjoy your food overlooking the blue Aegean Sea and neighboring Anafi.

Metaxi mas, Exo Gonia, tel. 2286031323


Okyalos - Sifnos

In Sifnos there are several options for good food and one of them is Okyalos, in the picturesque "Strait of Apollonia". On its beautiful terrace you will taste special Mediterranean and Sifnos recipes, prepared with locally produced raw materials. Wine lovers in Okyalos will find selected labels from all over Greece.

Okyalos, Steno Apollonia, tel. 2284032060


Irene's Tavern & Grocery Store

In Folegandrou you will find perhaps the most delicious fresh pasta in the country, matsata, and there is no better place to taste them than the Coffee Shop of Irini in Ano. Here you will taste traditional food in a really unique environment, came from a different era. 

Irene's Tavern & Grocery Store, Ano Meria, tel. 2286041436

Roussiko - Chios

One of the best options for homemade food in Chios is Rousiko in Thymiana. The restaurant with the wonderful courtyard, which is often visited by the inhabitants of the island, serves delicious dishes, such as rooster wine, grilled mastelo, beef souvlaki; all at reasonable prices in a cozy ambiance. 

Roussiko, Thimiana, tel. 2271033352