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Summer time is approaching and like yearly, many of my shoppers ask me a vital question: the place to eat well in Skiathos? For my future company and for all of you who've chosen or perhaps will select this destination in your summer season trip, right here is my subjective reply to this recurring problem.

Our beautiful island is stuffed with taverns and eating places of every kind, from worst to best. Your alternative will rely on your temper and in your budget...

If you wish to eat in a hurry, on the go, and have hungry teens in your get together, here are two easy and cheap solutions.

1) The traditional "souvlakia," which are made from "gyros" of pork or hen meat, marinated and wrapped in a pancake called "pitta". This meat can be topped with tzatziki, pieces of tomatoes, onions, and even in some cases, French fries (in this case, being a Belgian, frankly, I am undecided it was their finest concept). All souvlakia will not be good, some of them are even inedible and to keep away from you any bad experiences here are a few of my favourite "souvladzidika". The first one is called "Day trip" initially of the Papadiamantis Street, the principle street down city, in your proper as you face the harbour. The second, "Alexandros" is nearer to our villa at the finish of the main highway, just earlier than taking the" periphériakos "in your left.

2) The pizzas: there's a superb pizzeria at about 500m from the villa. It is called "Ta boubounakia" and is a bit off the corner of the primary highway and the street that results in Platanias Valley. The pizzas, cooked on firewooden, are delicious. My favourite is the Greek one (sorry for the Italians) with peppers, tomatoes, olives and, in fact, feta cheese. You can order by cellphone, pick them and eat them on our beautiful terrace.

However I imagine you have not come to Greece just for souvlakia and pizzas. Greece, in everybody's mind, means small square and wobbly tables, coated with a paper tablecloth, where we drink a glass of retsina or ouzo, at sunset, with some "mezedes", whereas listening to the lapping of the water and chasing infrequently a cheeky mosquito, proper?

Some taverns situated within the harbour are obviously vacationer traps. No, I won't provide you with names. I will be constructive and tell you about those who really stand out from the crowd. Here are locations I prefer.

The primary two are shut to each other, between the marina and the nightclubs strip.

To Bakaliko: This restaurant deserves a special mention: the meals is nice, it is open all year and the team is younger and very friendly. Greek Mum's cooking, on the right worth, and on the fringe of a crystal clear sea. It's called "To bakaliko" which means the grocery retailer in Greek. This explains the somewhat eclectic and old-fashioned decor, which will definitely surprise you. Nice luxury villas in Skiathos (please click the next post) winter as in summer season, the tavern proposes wonderful "mezedes", primarily based on seafood. I like to recommend beans "Mavromati", served with anchovies and aromatic dill. A delicious and stunning combine!

One in all my favorite dishes: cuttlefish with fresh spinach, onions and fresh tomato sauce: a must!

Their white Taramosalata with hot "pitta bread" toast is pleasant: nothing to do with the fluorescent pink agglomerate we are used to... In the event you favor meat, grilled lamb chops are price a go to also.

I traditionally visit Skiathos in Might and never fail to have lunch or dinner on this tavern that perfectly displays a vacation atmosphere in Greece. While northern Europe remains to be emerging from winter torpor, a beneficiant Greek solar floods the terrace of the Bakaliko and the warm voice of the Greek singer Parios accompanies my first ouzo. A deal with!

The other tavern is called "TO AKROGIALI", which suggests "The shore". Their grilled sardines with a Greek salad are definitely well worth the try. It is easy but not any less delicious.

The third tavern I like to recommend is Kabourelias, located in the old port, after Bourtzi. This is a "ouzeri": you order a small bottle of ouzo or tsipouro, that you'll sip with or with out ice. For each bottle, you receive a meze: the "midia saganaki", mussels with tomato sauce and melted feta cheese, the fried "Gavros", small anchovies you'll eat from head to tail, just like French fries, grilled octopus, fried calamari, "kolokithakia tiganita", fried zucchini accompanied with tsatsiki (the true one, filled with garlic, not an ersatz from the supermarket... ), the "melitzano salata" or eggplant caviar, and "tirokafteri", spicy cheese, accompanied by toasted pitta. The view to the old port and the Bourtzi is beautiful. The place may be very quiet as it's positioned in a part of the port that's closed to cars.

If you wish to eat fish, go to the "Amfiliki" restaurant. It is relatively costly (usually fish is very expensive within the islands), but their fresh fish and their pasta with lobster (astakomakaronada) are famous. As this restaurant is situated on the top of a hill overlooking the bay of Megali Ammos and the Peninsula of Kalamaki, behind the Skiathos Health Center, the terrace presents panoramic views of the sea. Book a table with a view the day before.

Additionally, a restaurant that I truly love is "Agnadio". It additionally offers an attractive view and is situated on the street to the monastery of Evangelistria. It's a household enterprise and the proprietor is friendly and really caring with his shoppers who're warmly served in an elegant decor product of impartial colours and thoughtful details. The kitchen comes somewhat off the beaten tracks and proposes Greek and Italian food. It's also a restaurant the place the islanders like to satisfy, which is a very positive reference.