Rotonda (Apeiranthos)


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Rotonda (Apeiranthos)

No establishment on Naxos is quite like Rotonda — a unique restaurant set on the hilltop, with panoramic (360-degree) views unfolding before diners' very eyes. The view alone would be worth the trip, but the Restaurant has excellent contemporary Greek and Mediterranean cuisine to show for its fame.


Perhaps surprisingly for an island, Naxian cuisine is known more for its meat than seafood: grass-fed beef, lamb, goat meat and poultry often feature as primary dish ingredients on the island restaurants' menus. Try the Naxian specialty Easter dish called "patoudo" — stuffed lamb meat with herbs, often served with the celebrated regional potatoes. Meals often start with a round of small plates called "meze". These are made with seafood, meat, and vegetables. The island is also known for locally-produced wines and cheeses like gruyer, arseniko, xynomizithra, xynotyro and mizithra.