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Chalki, Naxos Island, Maritsa, Greece
+30 2285 031214
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

If it hadn't been for the excellent spit roast pork this place wouldn't even be worth a "poor". The service was awful and the rest of the food no better than ok. It's a shame because the setting is great.

1 Thank Richard D
Athens, Greece
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely set menu including drinks at €10 per person. Lots of different simple Greek dishes in a traditional setting. Waiter was friendly and spoke great English. Would recommend and visit again.

Thank Guy M
Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stopped in this charming village on a day's drive around the island. We bought some jewelry at a local store and asked for a restaurant recommendation. They led us up to the main street and suggested this place which is where they always eat (New Zealanders living locally). Instead we fell for the atmosphere of O Yiannis (O Giannis).... More 

Thank Steve77346
Paris, France
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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

At first glance, this tavern has it all: a beautiful location in the heart of a typical village in central Naxos, a shaded terrace, a delicious aroma. The illusion is short-lived. One quickly realizes that the idyllic setting can not compensate for the average quality of the food, but also the poverty of service. The waitress of the day, which... More 

2 Thank MateoAimone
Anstruther, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We drove to this taverna after a recommendation from a local, who said the souvlaki was the best on the island. It certainly was tasty, and the portion was huge. The local wine was very good, and the other dishes we ordered were nice too. Service could have been better, but overall we enjoyed our meal here.

2 Thank xlynnbx
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were shown this establishment by a jeweller across the road and we will visit again before we go home. The food was so freshly made we saw it bubbling away! Stuffed tomatoes for me meat balls for hubby.

3 Thank loveholidays
Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Always a lovely welcome from George, and his melon is beautiful went there several times in the week

4 Thank Elizabeth C
Montreal, Canada
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398 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stopped in this restaurant for lunch by chance and enjoyed the best home made food in Greece. We took whatever the lady of the house had prepared (mousaka, dolmadakia and greek salad). It was simply heavenly and cost only 10 Euros per person. If you are nostalgic of traditional greek recipes (grandma's food), this is the place to enjoy... More 

4 Thank Joseph G
Florence, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

I was with my friends, a greek couple, for a sightseeing; on the way back to Rhodes we decided to have something to eat in Maritsa and looking for a tavern we found Yannis place. We asked for mezes, as usual, and we got a great variety tasty and fresh. The house red wine was fantastic, produced by the owner.... More 

3 Thank Gabriel49
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I have to agree with a reviewer above, the owner is a real character and the setting is amazing - but the pork was unforgettable. If/when I go back to the Greek Islands, this place is definitely on the return list!

2 Thank Brendan2112

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chalki, Naxos Island, Maritsa, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Maritsa
  • Phone Number: +30 2285 031214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?