Inexpensive but Surprisingly Good!
This restaurant was recommended by some guests we got chatting to where we were staying.
We had passed by it many times on an evening but had always dismissed it without question as it appeared to be just another 'fast-food' eatery selling Gyros kebabs from the front counter. We dutifully but reluctantly gave it a try one lunch time & were more than pleasantly surprised!!
We ordered a plate of mixed Greek starters to share - all were freshly made & delicious. We each had a Gyros kebab, a flat pitta bread with salad, some tzatsiki, a few fries & lamb or chicken sliced from a large gyrating block which is continually cooking through.
Everything we ate here was excellent & when he wasn't so busy, the friendly waiter sat nearby & gave us all the local gossip while we ate! The Gyros Special - a filling lunch!
Platanos, plane trees square
Platanos (first settled in 1641) is another of these typical mountain villages of Samos. This one is located more or less between the two mountain ranges of the island: Mount Kerkis and Mount Ambelos. The slopes are situated on the sunny south side and covered with lots of vineyards. The village lies on an altitude of more than 500 metres and is accessible via a road with some serious hairpins.
Platanos is named after the huge plane trees (platanos in Greek) on the triangular main square of the village. On each side of the ‘platia’ are local tavernas, each with different coloured chairs.
On the square is an old spring, dating back from 1837; on the way to the square is signpost to the ‘old wash building’, which is not used any longer.
Platanos has really great of the surrounding mountains and the south coast of Samos.