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Santorini... Akrotiri beach... By the sea, lies for many years a small, traditional cave, build by Uncle Nikolas with his own hands when he was young. Made with lots of love and passion, the cave offered a kind of shelter to himself and his little boat. Always by his side was his wife, Aunt Efstathia, whom her "magical" cuisine made everybody crazy. Unforgettable Spiros Marinatos, headmaster of the excavation project in the archaeological place in Akrotiri, suggested to Uncle Nicolas to alter this shelter in a small tavern, for the hungry workmen of the excavation, offering them traditional and delicious treats such as tomatoballs, fava, "chloro" cheese, spaghetti with sauce and plenty of fresh
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed but I am commenting as a vegetarian , maybe seafood is really good? . Sure there were lots of veggie options but the food was average. Also no one who worked in the restaurant seemed to be following Covid rules...of wearing a mask or social distancing so I didn’t feel particularly safe.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

people in hotel told about this restaurant so i want to experience this great place. i must say that i was a bit dissapointment . the food was good but not over the top

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Hands down the best thing I ate in Santorini. Can’t recommend enough. Huge shout out to Minas & his wife Ergina, such a wonderful hosts (thank you!). A calm & friendly atmosphere, with care & attention given to each person. The perfect combination of a...beautiful view in the sea and a delicious meal with a fantastic local wine.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Especially Mr. Minas was the perfect host-made us feel welcomed from the very first minute! If you combine the high quality food and the great view you have the perfect meal!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

My wife says her shrimp were delicious. My pork steak was a bit veiny though but still tasty. The homemade wine was delicious and super cheap. Also the service was nice and quick and the setting was great!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020

My partner, my cousin and his wife came here after booking a table for four the day before. I had read some good reviews on it so we were excited to visit. Firstly its quite hard to find. There are no signs and we thought...the only way down was by going down a long, steep set of steps. There IS a carpark and its very easy to get to once you can find the location! The owner was very friendly and showed us his fresh catches of the day. He was very chatty and talkative and gave us his recommendations. We ordered a platter of sea bream. The sea bream was very fresh but naturally had plenty of bones in it. As great as it is having fresh fish, the bones got stuck in my throat twice. I wouldnt personally order this dish again. The dishes came at different times so its worth noting that sometimes you will get the fries before the actual main dish. The food generally was lovely otherwise and the owner gave us baklava and ice cream as an act of kindness. It was delicious!! Super crunchy and tasty. We also tried their special cheese that they make, its sort of a cross between a stilton mixed with feta so we were not a fan. But we would visit this restaurant again as the owner was super friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I would try ordering a different dish though this time!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

The post is excellent next to the beach and archaeological excavations...so after the visit to the ancient site , it’s worthy to go for lunch .. Very nice local food , amazing pasta with garlic , calamari was perfect plus other nice dishes .. Very...logical prices ..More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Went there for the first dinner after arrival on Santorini. We ate mussels Saganaki and grilled squid. I guess the mussels were delivered frozen and bad, were probably undercooked when served, because I got really bad food poisoning and spent two days in the hospital,...billing 800 euro. Mussels are not supposed to be served only as halves, because this way you cannot tell if they are good and cooked. I have eaten a lot of mussels in my life, but never got sick from them. Also the service was poor (compared to other restaurants we’ve been to in Santorini later on) paying attention only to ‘pretty girls’ and ‘high-end’ costumers. I have been working in tourism-related jobs for a very long time, I have a degree in Tourism management and I know this is not the way to go! All the locals say it’s a good taverna, but sorry, not after our experience. I just want other tourists to be careful, I don’t want this to happen to someone else. It spoiled our trip to Santorini. The most expensive dinner of our lives.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020

Santorini salad - 10/10 Saganaki - 10/10 Chicken/pork fillet - 10/10 Burger 10/10 Fried calamares - 10/10 White domestic wine 11/10 :-) Staff - very nice and smiling 40-50 Euro per 3 person enjoy!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

A tavern on but on the water with genuine Tsipouro, fresh fish and his own pork & lambs dishes!! Food prepared with lots of love and passion! His tsipouro chosen very carefully! Lovely caring people!

Date of visit: August 2020
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I don't know. I would imagine they are and if not the adjacent restaurants are pretty much the same.
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