Ermioni Tavernas

Ermioni tavernas are located along the Limani and Mandrakia waterfront, so you will always enjoy your dining experience with a sea view.  The Greeks enjoy eating out and it is a real family occasion, with large families, including grandparents, small children and their close friends spending time together. Tavernas are relaxed and informal, it doesn't matter what you're wearing.  Greeks normally eat late, especially during the summer months, they tend to have a light lunch around 2:00 pm and dinner starting between 9:00 pm and 12 midnight.  Whatever time you go out for your meal, when you get a table, you have the table for as long as you want, day or night.  You will never be put under any pressure to leave when you have finished eating your meal. 

Most menus are laid out in Greek, English, and other languages, so you shouldn't have too many problems reading the menus. Most of the waiters are very friendly, helpful and speak English. 

They will give you advice and suggest certain meals which you might not have tried before, you should try some of the local Greek dishes.  You will always be brought a basket of fresh or toasted bread with your meal which you will have to pay a cover charge for, wether you eat the bread or not.  At the end of the meal, you might also receive some seasonal fruit, which can be complimentary. 

When you are ready to pay the bill you may have to wait to catch the waiter's attention.  You'll usually be charged a small cover charge, which includes the price of the bread.  Prices do not normally include a service charge, so if you are happy with the meal and service you received, you may wish to include a tip of about 10%-15% of the total bill.

Following the global Covid-19 pandemic when restaurants, tavernas, cafes and bars were closed to the public, most catering businesses reopened, but trading days and opening times were ammended by their owners, with extended winter breaks and long weekend openings only.  This was due to many of their former customers choosing to eat and drink at home for safety measures.  

TAVERNAS - ON THE MANDRAKIA SIDE OF ERMIONI:

Michalis Traditional Greek taverna with a good variety of authentic Greek dishes.  A good selection of mezede dishes and locally produced wine.  Open most of the year.  Sit opposite the sea during the summer months and listen to some great traditional Greek music.  Friendly owner/waiter service and English speaking.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 31551.

Cookoida - Opened in the Spring of 2016 and continually developing.  Specialising in fish, meat grills, pizzas and special burgers, with many 'home-cooking' recepies available from the menu.  Operated by Yiannis, Nikki and the 'family', offering a good variety of food and service with a smile.  English speaking.  Take-away service available.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 31287.

Favela Burger - Modern burger bar selling basic meals and snacks along the Mandrakia waterfront, to eat al-fresco or take-away.  Opened Easter 2024, open during evenings and into late night.  English speaking.  Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 31110.

Korali - Traditional Greek taverna, family owned and specialising in fresh fish and sea food.  Open most of the year.  Sit inside during the Winter, or along the harbour front during the Summer months.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 31260.

Kavos - Traditional Greek taverna with new exterior terrace overlooking the bay towards the islands of Dokos and Hydra.  A great choice of fresh fish and other traditional Greek dishes.  Open most of the year.  Friendly service and English/French speaking.  You can select your fish from the kitchen, but check on price before ordering.  Average prices, but fresh fish meals can be expensive.

Tzieries - Popular family run Greek taverna.  Wonderful sea and island views from the exterior terraces, with the option to swim between courses.  Closed during the winter months.   During cold evenings, sit inside by the open fire and feel part of 'the family'.  Good choice of mezedes, meat and fish.  The speciality is squid and their chicken paiydakia.  English speaking.  Average prices.

Bisti - Tucked away in a shaded area opposite the wooded Bisti peninsula and next to the small church of Aghios Nikolaos.  Family owned, serving traditional Greek dishes.  Closed throughout the Winter months.  Open from Easter and throughout the Summer, relax and enjoy traditional food and wine under the shaded canopy, accompanied by old traditional Greek music.  Average prices.

TAVERNAS - ON THE LIMANI SIDE OF ERMIONI:

Maria's - Family run Greek taverna serving home-cooked food since 1969.  Offering a good selection of meat and fish mezedes, wholesome meals and delicious sweets.  Try their delicious moussaka, chicken salads and rice puddings.  Open all-day, from mid March until end of October, where you can sit inside the taverna or outside by the harbour-front at any time of day or evening.  English speaking.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 31029.

Paradosiako - Authentic Greek taverna, with modern decor, serving various Greek dishes like souvlaki, pitta gyros and kalamakis.  Friendly service and English speaking by most of their waiters.  Open all year round.  The speciality are their Brizola's, large thick cut pork chops, and cheese stuffed Beefteki dishes.  Take-away service available.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 32277.

Ganossis - Traditional family run restaurant since 1918.  Large and excellent selection of Greek and European dishes available, including freshly made Italian dishes and their own oven-baked pizzas.  Wonderful surroundings and a great selection of bottled wines.  Open from end of March to December.  English speaking.  Above average prices.  Tel: 27540 31706.

Spirandreas - A friendly sea-food restaurant since 1968.  Very good standard of Greek and European cuisine with a good variety of wines.  Specialities are the fresh fish and large exotic salads.  Open April to October.  English speaking.  Above average prices. Visit the Spirandreas website for more information.  Tel: 27540 31380.

Pharos -  A small, basic but friendly taverna/snack-bar close to the popular Yacht Cafe, the Pharos offers fresh fish and sea-food.  Tasty meat, souvlaki and salad dishes are also served.  Although you can 'take-away', there are a few tables where you may sit and eat outside next to the sea.  Very popular with the locals.  English speaking.  Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 31957.

Karavaki - A small friendly taverna that serves some interesting mezedes, including fish and seafood.  A quiet and intimate taverna located on the way to the Hellenic Coast Guard offices.  Offering basic but hearty traditional meals, drinks and snacks, ideal if you want a light bite or have a full meal sitting outside under the palm trees.  Very popular with the local residents.  English speaking. Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 33147.

TAVERNAS - NEAR TO ERMIONI:

Politis Nikolaos - Located on the main coastal road, close to the monastery of Anargyroi, 3 kms West from Ermioni.  This traditional Greek taverna serves assorted meat dishes including souvlaki and kalamaki, with traditional village salads, in a large open patio area with great views across Kapari bay towards Ermioni.  Closed during the Winter months. Greek speaking, with a little English.  Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 3125

TAVERNAS - AT ILIOKASTRO:

Iliokastro (see map in photo gallery) is a small mountain village situated 9 kms north-east from Ermioni.  The village is known for its quality wines and olive oil, which are produced in the area.  It has a number of good tavernas which are worth visiting, especially during high summer, as the air is cooler than Ermioni.  Local traditional foods are prepared and served in a community environment.  However, no fish is available in any of these village tavernas.  During the winter months, some tavernas do have a log burning fire, which creates a very warm romantic setting. 

Arhontiko - Also known as the 'Mansion'.  Located 8 kms from Ermioni, on the right hand side of the main road, this stone built taverna offers a wide selection of Greek appertizers or mezedes besides traditional main dishes.  Eat inside or out on the large open terrace.  Open during the Summer months only.  English speaking.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 91167.

Maryvonne - Located 8.5 kms from Ermioni, serves delicious Greek food with a French influence.  The speciality is the home made wine made by Yorgo himself and the rib beef for four cooked on the outdoor BBQ.  All food is prepared by Maryvonne and Yorgos themselves, even the bread, which is made in the outdoor clay oven.  Open all year round apart from mid December - mid January.  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  Greek, French and English is spoken.  Above average prices.  Tel: 27540 91352.

Aderes - Located 8.25 kms from Ermioni, on the left side of the main road.  Aderes is a large taverna catering for functions and large parties, although couples and small groups are made very welcome.  Serves traditional Greek food, including home made feta cheese and wine.  Popular with the Iliokastro locals and great value.  Open all year round.  Greek spoken with a little English. Below average prices. Tel: 27540 91144  Mob: 697 410 6627.

Louis - Located 8.25 kms from Ermioni, on the right hand side of the main road, is a large taverna which is where one will find the Iliokastro locals, enjoying traditional Greek food and local wine in a friendly environment.  Specials include their lamb chops and pancheta.  Open all year round.  Greek and English speaking.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 91376.

TAVERNA - AT LOUKAITI:

Boykoyris - Located 13 kms North from Ermioni and the only taverna in this small traditional Greek mountain village.  All the food is freshly prepared and cooked by the friendly owners Joanna and Yiannis, their 'flaming' cheese saganaki is a speciality.  Greek and English (Canadian) spoken.  Open all year round.  Closed on Wednesday.  Excellent value for money.  Below average prices.  Well worth the scenic mountain drive.  Tel: 27540 91358.

TAVERNA - AT THERMISSIA:

Argyris - Located 10.5 kms East from Ermioni right next to the sea.  The taverna is situated just past the village, down a very narrow road that leads down to the sea.  This taverna offers very good food and wine at reasonable prices, particularly fish dishes.  The tables are set in a romantic outdoor setting, particularly in the evenings with lanterns and candles lighting the dining area.  Open during the Summer months only.  Average prices.  Tel: 27540 41221  Mob: 697 048 8158.

TAVERNA - AT PIGADIA: 

Koulis - Located 15 kms East from Ermioni, this traditional family taverna is situated next to the sea and has its own beach with pier. The taverna has a really friendly Shirley Valentine feel about it, with great views towards the islands of Dokos and Hydra. Established many years ago, taverna Koulis offers good food and refreshments.  Fresh fish a speciality.  Open all the year, with apartments available nearby.  English speaking.  Average prices. Tel: 27540 41385.

Antonis - Located 15 kms East from Ermioni, this traditional friendly family taverna is situated next to the sea with great views towards the islands of Dokos and Hydra.  Specialises in fresh fish and seafood, especially sea bream, sea bass, swordfish and shrimp spaghetti.  Speciality wines from Nemea.  Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 41236. 

TAVERNA - AT FOURNI: 

Viki's - Located 15 kms NorthWest from Ermioni, in the heart of this small traditional village.  Viki and Dimitris offer fresh home-made food, coffee, drinks, basic groceries and rooms to let.  This authentic taverna is set within a small tree covered courtyard offering shade with a friendly intimate feel.  Popular with Fourni residents, open from 08:30 to 14:00, there's a limited freshly-made menu available at mid-day and evenings only.  Greek and English speaking.  Below average prices.  Tel: 27540 71290.

TAVERNA - AT KARATZAS:

Taverna Batzavalis - Located 40 kms North from Ermioni, in the small 300m mountain village of Karatzas.  Third genaration owner Yorgos and his staff offer generous meat and salad dishes at extraordinary low prices.  No fish available.  Open all year round, with outdoor terrace seating in the summer with panoramic views of the valley and reservoir below.  Popular with local and travelling visitors who come from all around the Argolida region to experience the wonderful food and friendly atmosphere.  Greek and English spoken.  Below average prices.  Best to phone and reserve a table before travelling all that distance.  Tel: 697 231 5873.  In 2021, Taverna Batzavalis was voted in the Top 100 restaurants in the whole of Greece.

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