Just got back and we went to Ionio 5 times in 2 weeks as it was so good. Food was lovely and if you get there at the right time you can watch the lovely sunset. you must try their Lamb Kleftico, my favourite, its the best Ive ever tasted. All the food was perfect and they did a good kids menu which was very reasonable, kids meals about 2 euros each. The staff were so friendly, only wish we had got their names, we were usually served by the 2 male waiters who were lovely, they always made a fuss of our 2 kids and gave them a cap with Ionio on it and on another visit a plastic egg with a toy in it.The prices are good, you seemed to get more for your money and you always got a complimentary shot of ouzo with some sweet flavouring in to take the sharpness away, even the kids! Just wish we had more meals there as none other in Lassi was as good although Il Gabbiano came a close second!
We liked this Taverna and found the food to be excellent, we only went twice in 2 weeks only because our favourite was Ionia and we ate out in Argostoli a few times too. I cant remember what I had but husband had a pizza which was delicious, freshly made with a soft dough and lots of topping. There is a kids menu but on one visit they cut a pizza in half which the kids loved. Another good point about this place is that at the far end of the restaurant there is a tv, which you cant hear so it doesnt disturb you but on the first visit my kids noticed a young Greek boy (the waitresses son) was watching cartoon network (which they love) so after their meal they wandered over and watched it leaving us to have a peaceful drink. The next visit the tv was on another channel, so we asked if the kids could watch cartoon network, which they changed over to straight away for us. There is also a separate bar area towards the backof the taverna, and alongside is a small playground with swings, all this just far enough away from the main eating area not to disturb you.
We visited this place towards the end of our holiday as we had heard good reviews and all I can say is they must of been having an "off" night. My husband ordered the Risotto which was very salty and the kids food was lukewarm almost cold, mine was ok but nothing special. we didnt complain but opted not to go again. To cap it all when we got the bill they had charged us for a t bone steak at 15 euros instead of the risotto which was around 7 euros. I dont know if this was accidental or they werent expecting us to check the bill but it just added insult to injury.
We ate here at the beginning of our holiday. It was very busy and although the food was good, the waiters had no time for you just seemed to concentrate on getting as many people fed as quickly as possible. Just before our food was served, I accidently knocked a glass over and it smashed on the floor by my little girls feet. She couldnt put her foot down in case she stepped on the pieces of glass but although the staff noticed, they didnt bother clearing it up as they were too busy serving which annoyed me. I had Lamb Kleftico which was ok but a very small portion. Cant remember what every one else had. We decided not to visit again but after meeting up with some friends towards the end of our holiday, they suggested we have a drink in the newly opened Sirtaki gardens next door (same people?) we had a lovely evening in there, very relaxing, but just at the end of it my daughter badly gashed her toe, running about on the rocks and the staff couldnt do more, they had a first aid kit and cleaned up her toe, put Iodine on it (ouch) and put a huge plaster on along with some sort of spray. The staff that are here are not the same waiters that are next door but Im guessing it must be all under one ownership so Sirtaki you are vindicated!!
Forgot to do the grading!!
Not bad but nothing outstanding, better caves at Wooky Hole!! Ok if you want to waste 10 mins, not a lot to see except stalagtites (or is it mites!!?)
We stopped here after driving round the North of the Island. Although quite attractive, it was more in a cosmopolitan way, with lots of posh boats and people sitting at waterside bars who thought they were something special. Lots of places had menu boards outside but no prices. We were warned beforehand not to eat here as it was pricey . We bought some water and ice cream in a supermarket and even that was more expensive than anywhere else. We took some lovely photos and looking back it is nice place to visit but we stopped in Assos beforehand and found it to be far more beautiful and natural with some lovely tavernas.
We visited mid afternoon but have been told the best time to go is mid day when the sun shines onto the water turning it turquoise. Very awe inspiring. You go down a walkway under some rocks which seems to be in the middle of no where (not near the sea!) and then the coolness of the air hits you, lovely. At the bottom is an underground secret lake with a small hole in the top of the cave where the roof fell in during the earthquake. You get in a rowing boat and a chap rows you round the crystal clear water pointing out the different depths, unfortunately we didnt get the serenade but I think the kids would have laughed. Cheap to get in too. They didnt charge me for my youngest son (7) just Hubby, daughter (9) and me. Worth a visit.