Taverna Axiotissa (Kastraki)


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Taverna Axiotissa (Kastraki)

Beyond any doubt one of the finest on the island, Axiotissa is known first and foremost for its organic dish ingredients and wines, all grown and produced by the owners. Naxian fish, meat, and vegetables are all cooked to perfection (do try the daily specials). Booking essential for evening dining.


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.