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Varthalamis

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Nikotsara, Skiathos Town, Greece
+30 2427 023431
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warrington
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you venture into the little narrow streets behind the harbour you may stumble across this taverna. Set in the street this busy little place serves traditional Greek food at very reasonable prices. I had the stifado and the meat fell apart and my husband had mousaka with a couple of beers. It was especially nice once it was dark... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Ate here a few times last year and thought it was very good. Tried it again this year and no so good. Meal was Ok . Prices slightly up. Longer waiting time for food to be served - only owner taking orders and serving. No free wine - now 6Euros for 1/2 a litre.

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Thank Dave W
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Looks OK with a friendly owner but the food is at best edible. For what it is also overpraised not my choice to visit this place won't be back again

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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236 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

As soon as we sat down we knew we'd made a mistake. Very nice owners but not the cleanest place. Even the waiter needed a wash. Sorry but really not good. The Moussaka I had was tasteless and so was my husbands mixed grill. Not good quality but very friendly people so a real shame really.

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Thank KiplingsMom
Glasgow
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I love this place, have been on the island many times and always come back to this restaurant. Love the fact that you are in the cobbled busy street, busy bars close by and of course great food. I loved the mini burger from the mixed grill and asked for this as a main course, what was delivered to me... More 

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1 Thank JbrooksGlasgow
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We found this taverna by accident when exploring the alleyways of the town. It had only one other table in use and seemed quiet compared to others close by. We took a risk. It was worth the risk the service was great the food was fantastic very traditional greek. The waiter was very friendly teaching our daughters tricks. As a... More 

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Jersey Channel Islands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Really friendly waiter. Couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome. Would say food is average for skiathos town.

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Florence, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

It is a family-run restaurant and the owners are great and friendly people. The menu is not vast, but it truly captures the essence of Greek cuisine. For me the highlights were the tzatziki, moussaka, and kokkinisto beef, but you won't go wrong with whatever you order. Everything was fresh and cooked with lots of love (just like my mom's... More 

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Vallensbaek Strand, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I mis my favorit greek taverna, yes 10 days and i am sitting an enjoy the most fantastik tasting mosaka and tazzizi. The fresh grill fish, fantastik greek food..... See you Nico and you sveet family. ....... Must try, best in Skiathos.

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Thank lonestraarup
Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

It is the place where locals go. The food reminds me of the cooking of my Greek grandma. The location is lovely and cozy and the prices are really really good. It is completely family run and it has the best tzatziki on the island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikotsara, Skiathos Town, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Sporades  >  Skiathos  >  Skiathos Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2427 023431

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