Fodor's Expert Review Gastra

$ Ioannina Greek

For more than 30 years Mr. Vassilis has run this friendly place, where you can discover how Greek grandmothers cooked before the comforts of electricity were introduced to Epirus. The gastra is basically a large clay or iron container placed on a fire with hot coals scattered on the iron lid over the pot. Your meal (of lamb, chicken, or goat) roasts very slowly in its own juices, resulting in tender, juicy meat with a crispy outer skin.

Greek Service Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Opposite the Dodonis factory
Eleousa, Epirus  45500, Greece


Known For:
  • Succulent slow-cooked meats
  • Traditional local taverna
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon

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