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Porta tou Gialou

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Paralia Chora Naxou | Behind Port Authority, Naxos Town 843 00, Greece
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+30 2285 300877
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Tucked away in the street behind the harbour front, this traditional taverna is a great find. Service is impeccable. They have a full menu of all the classic dishes and also have special meal deals based around moussaka or stuffed vegetables. The house wine is quite acceptable. The prices are very reasonable. Ambiance is entertaining. We ate here on two... More 

1 Thank griffithcelf
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We stopped at this place because of the food prices, since we wanted to spend a little less on dinner. The taverna is one block from the main street and very lovely. The food was good and standard Greek taverna style. For example, the mousaka was fresh made, which means it's in a large pan then cut to serve. This... More 

Thank Skimmey52
Fredericton, Canada
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

In the street behind the coast guard building at Naxos port (take the street past the large shop that sells Naxos liqueurs facing the port), this pleasant taverna with outside tables sheltered from the wind has friendly service and excellent food at very reasonable prices. The moussaka special for two is a great bargain: salad, moussaka, wine - all for... More 

Thank Michael-Rosella
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Loved the food here..we wanted some vegetarian food, which was very nicely made, the rice especially. Its a family run restaurant and reasonably priced.

Thank Vanduj
North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We decided to eat here before attending a concert up the stairs in the castle. It was closest to the street we needed to take and offered an excellent special for two. Well...it was far more than 'convenient'. Despite the current 'crisis' these wait staff and the owners offered us terrific service, hospitality and best of all ...humour1 It was... More 

Thank pathfinder1951
Athens, Greece
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner evening as it's round the corner from the bar I like to drink in and didn't want to walk too far. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment from start to finish, feeling like I'd interrupted a family meal at about 10pm (not late to eat here). I started with a platter of different cheeses which I enjoyed,... More 

1 Thank lac1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We were thrilled to happen upon Porta tou Yialou while shopping in Naxos Town. It's one street off the Promenade, which meant that we enjoyed the cooler shade and even a bit of breeze rather than the warmth of the Main Street restaurants. We also felt like "insiders" enjoying an excellent meal while everyone else was jostling for a table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We were shown to table at back of restaurant where they kept a lot of cardboard boxes, although it was probably too cold to sit outside. The main problem was that we ordered Gigantes as a starter, we were not told that they didn't have any, but they served small naxos beans which are completely different and had carrot mixed... More 

1 Thank Carolyn G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of our hotel where we stayed. This is where he would go for dinner. Family run hotel. We had grilled meat platter for two. Good food. Service good. Athentic. Reasonable priced.

Thank ElizabethRossouw
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Porta tou Gialou is a good place to get traditional Greek food. I'd stick with their "ready" dishes rather than fresh fish though. Their bekri meze is very tasty, as is their fava, horta and gigantes. The loose white wine is excellent, and much better than what most tavernas serve. Pleasant family-run spot

1 Thank Ellada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paralia Chora Naxou | Behind Port Authority, Naxos Town 843 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Naxos  >  Naxos Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2285 300877

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