Sarris Tavern (Naxos Town)


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Sarris Tavern (Naxos Town)

The excellent value Greek tavern is located only a stone's throw away from the Naxos' waterfront, smack in the middle of a busy touristy street. Despite the prime location, the tavern charges vary fair prices for the generous portions of authentic Greek food served.


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.