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Lilis Taverna

  • Piatsa Map It
  • Ano Syros
  • Greek

Known for

  • Dining with a view
  • Kokkinisto (tomato-based beef stew)
  • Old-fashioned atmosphere, jukebox included

Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

This traditional taverna's stone terrace, which sits in the old hilltop town of Ano Syros, offers one of the best panoramic sea views beyond Ermoupoli and the port. The tavern has been in the Roussos family for three generations, establishing it as a local favorite. Trained chef Leonardo Roussos has taken over and still believes in the simple beauty of local flavors and it shows, with classic flavorful dishes such as a caper dip and local sausage with anise. Try his homemade kokkinisto, a tomato beef stew. Below the restaurant the original enclosed tavern space, opened by his grandfather, is filled with memorabilia including a working jukebox and original tavern furniture. It's still in use and gives a glimpse of what original taverns and rembetika places were like in their heyday.

Restaurant Information


Piatsa, Ano Syros, Syros, 84100, Greece

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Published 03/09/2017


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