Fodor's Expert Review Taverna Stavrakakis

$ Ayios Nikolaos Greek

Enhance the short trip out to Kritsa and Lato with a stop in the nearby village of Exo Lakonia to enjoy a meal at the homey kafenion of Manolis and Katerina Stavrakakis. Dishes are based on family recipes, and most are made from ingredients the couple grow themselves. Dolmades are made with zucchini flowers instead of vine leaves, wild mountain greens appear in salads dressed with local olive oil, pumpkin is served stifado style, and the local wine and raki are good. It's all served with charm under the shade of a magnificent bougainvillea.

Greek Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Exo Lakonia, Crete  72100, Greece

28410-22478

Known For:
  • Authentic mezedes, not tourist taverna fare
  • Great homemade pies
  • The friendliest welcome

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