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Reviewed 25 September 2019

This traditional Taverna is located at Nimborio bay, which is a little bit of heaven.

We took the short but enjoyable taxi boat journey from Symi to get there (4 euros pp), and afterwards walked it back to Symi to enjoy the wonderful views (a fairly easy 30 minute dander approx. unless you have any mobility issues or just unfit).

Sitting by the crystal clear, blue Aegean Sea, all you can hear is the sound of the water and the birds. Bliss. People come here for peace and quiet - no music blaring, no-one shouting or talking loudly - so lovely away from the bustle of Symi and the daily crowds off the cruise ships.

There are no menus, as such, just a daily list of what is available written up with chalk on a board outside, such as "Shrimps" or "Sardines" etc - as simple as that. The jolly lady that owns the Taverna encouraged us to go in and have a look at all the fresh fish available. It was a difficult choice but we eventually went for a selection to share: whole grilled Calamari, Symi Shrimps, Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers, and Tzatziki. To be washed down with a few beers and carafe of white wine.

With the aroma of fish being freshly prepared wafting out from the kitchen inside, we waited patiently, enjoying the drinks, the views, and the silence.

Well, what a feast. Beautiful freshly cooked food full of the flavour of Greece. Possibly one of the nicest meals we had in Symi. Simple, unpretentious, delicious.

Places like this are we come to Greece, why we love it so much. Not the busy, noisy resorts full of tourists and shops all selling the same cheap, merchandise. This is the real Greece. Please visit. Enjoy.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank FoodieBabe33
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

This family run restaurant serve up fantastic seafood all caught and cooked freshly. Pop inside and choose your fish from the counter. The small fried red fish are delicious. Occasionally it takes a while for the bill or coffee to arrive but in such a location that doesn't matter and just adds to the charm of the place.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Thank 816andy
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Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

The beach is beautiful so we went there to spend a day.
Taverna itself is family run business.
Maybe we've ordered wrong dishes (at 2 pm there wasn't a great choice though) but the food was disappointing.
My partners' first 2 choices weren't available anymore (There are no menus on the tables so he had 2 choices - keep going to the menu board located by the front door to check what else is on there or just have what's left) so he settled for spaghetti which he said was OK.
I ordered tuna salad and got a tin of tuna slapped on a plate and couple slices of tomatoes.
It really looked like a slap on a plate.
I wouldn't return there for a meal in a hurry.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 578gitanap
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Love visiting Nimborio and this taverna. Set in a stunning location at the water's edge this is a traditional Greek family run taverna with good food. They also have a small beach with sunbeds, parasols and tables for hire.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of the reasons that my wife and I love visiting Greece is relatively isolated beaches and tavernas such as this. We walked from Galios and it took us approximately 50 minutes by the road, it is accessible by car and moped as well. It is a bit of a trek and I would recommend decent shoes and a bottle of water. As you drop down the hill into the bay there are some stunning views and plenty of benches enroute to take a quick rest. The taverna Metapontis is at the waters edge and is well shaded. As you would expect from this type of taverna it is very traditional Greek fare. There are no menus on the tables but you can see what is on offer posted on a chalkboard on the exterior wall. We had a meze lunch of whitebait, kalamari, taramasalata, Greek salad, bread and olives. There are sunbeds available and it is not immediately obvious who to pay for these. We paid for our meal and the lady that brought the bill asked us if we would like sunbeds and we paid along with the food and drinks. We spent a very peaceful and pleasant day here and I would highly recommend it if you want some P & Q. Beach shoes, whilst not essential, are handy as it is quite rocky.

Room tip: Only ate here, did not stay overnight
Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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