AITHRIO (Patio): Lunch with Marcos
Having spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering the town, with of course a leisurely frappe break, it was time for lunch and I found a little square just on the edge of the town not far from the port. Here there were two equally inviting cafes taking up the two shaded sides, both fairly busy and both with blackboard menus outside written mainly in Greek but with a couple of basic English translations. Outside both were their respective proprietors ushering potential customers to peruse the menu. This was a real "toss-the-coin" decision until I spotted the word "Rabbit" on one of the menus - decision made.
The restaurant turned out to fulfill everything I love about eating: relaxed gentle buzz, good home-cooked food, friendly informal staff, decent beer, ashtrays and to top it all off, an exotic bird as my lunch companion;) - see pic#2 for explanation!
Favorite Dish: I had been in Greece for almost two weeks and just about given up on finding a proper Stifado and here it was on my last full day at a place where I hadn't even heard about, far less planned visiting. Rabbit cooked to perfect tenderness with wine and onions, good local bread and cold beer and a bill less than 10 euros, what more could one ask for?
And don't forget the gorgeous bird I met!
- Sailing and Boating
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
Croissanterie: Great Greek Omlettes
A small croissanterie, with a little outside seating area. Friendly staff and really good prices, with a nice view of the harbour. A great place for breakfast, especially considering the crazy prices asked at some of the tavernas near the old port jetty!
Favorite Dish: Had breakfast here twice - Superb Greek omlette, decent coffee.
- Budget Travel
Aethrio: Traditional Taverna
Located in the square of Tinos, next to the church. Lovely homemade food here with views out to sea
Favorite Dish: We enjoyed one of their house specialities, rabbit stew. They have thier own meats and wines Gave us loads of bread as well as a sweet and a digestive of Mastic. Good ambience, service and tasty food. A lovely way to round off our day tour of Tinos before heading back to Mykonos on the evening ferry.
Epineio: Great sea-food taverna
this place has been listed among Tinos places to eat in the guidebook (the Greek Islands, Rough Guide) so we decided to give it a try. apparently, the restaurant was very proud of being selected by such a reputable travelers, that it had placed the acknowledgment on the menu's first page :)
Favorite Dish: we ordered squid, grilled (fresh) octopus, Greek salad and a jar of house rose. everything was absolutely delicious, and octopus was just fantastic.
at the end of the dinner, we were offered a complimentary sweets and a shot of digestive (sweet liqueur which name I do not recall, but I believe it's made out of a local kind of figs).
GARAGE: Pizzas, Crepes and Salads carry legendary names
An "unexpected family restaurant" in an "unexpected village" of the island of Tinos!
The name of the restaurant is: GARAGE and you have well guessed: some years ago, it used to be the family garage and now it has been transformed into a cosy family restaurant.You can find it at the village of KOMI, about 16 kms. of the Town (Chora) of Tinos.
The owner of the restaurant, Mr. Christos Fonsos, has studied and lived in Italy, so he is familiar with many aspects of the Italian cuisine, as well as of the French one.
Delicious pizzas, crepes and salads are served, all of them carrying legendary names, such as: Monte Carlo, Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
Organic wine is also served from his own vineyard.You should not forget after your meal to taste the home made limoncello!
The location is excellent: a terrace set in heavenly landscape.
Open from 17.06-10.09 on evenings.The rest of the year only on weekends.
Favorite Dish: Pizzas and crepes.All of them home made, thanks to a special recipe, invented by the owner's mother!
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Food and Dining
- Road Trip
Ta Isternia: Try the traditional dishes
Great view, excellent food.
Favorite Dish: Traditional dishes: "froutalia", local cheese and meat, green beans salad and many more.
- School Holidays
MIKRO KAFE ( LITTLE CAFE): Great coffeehouse
It is the only beautiful place in the capital of Tinos island. Nice music, beautiful people, good coffee and ice-cream. Wonderful decoration.