More than 100 Years of Gastronomic Tradition
Aktaion - Writing gastronomic history since 192218-06-2022 23:08
More than 100 Years of Gastronomic Tradition
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
Turning time 100 years back to 1922 when Lefteris Roussos decided to rent the place in Santorini that has hosted Aktaion Restaurant until today. Every afternoon, farmers and miners on their way back home stopped for wine and delicacies in Aktaion Restaurant in Santorini. A small feast took place every day and Aktaion’s visitors sometimes did not even return to their homes, leaving their wives wondering where they were! In the Aktaion kitchen we find Mr Lefteris wife, Mrs. Irene. The years might have been difficult but love and purity can be felt everywhere in Aktaion Restaurant.
From the 50s to the 70s when pop-up feasts were the rule and the first discovery of the caldera began... We are now in 1948 when the son of Lefteris, George and his wife Argiro wrote their own story, keeping the flavor and architectural character of Aktaion Restaurant unchanged throughout the decades that were responsible for the restaurant. George and Argrio were the first to truly pamper the island's first visitors, who began to arrive and explore the magical scenery of the caldera.
In modern Santorini with visitors from around the world and the deification of beauty...Somewhere in the mid 80s, in 1984 particularly, Aktaion Restaurant in Santorini passes to the third generation of the Roussos family, Vangelis Roussos, a love that emerged gradually as he admits, and one that still lasts until today . Vangelis Roussos continues the work of his grandfather and father in a place that has changed very little with the only addition being his paintings and carved creations, but still preparing the same delicious dishes for the abundance of Santorini’s visitors and offering genuine Greek hospitality.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, we got creative and prepared…. Three anniversary menus, strictly with traditional recipes of Santorini. Three anniversary wines representative of the famous vineyard of Santorini. I thank you warmly for choosing to join us in our journey to the second century of Aktaion
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this...
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and...
Touristorama visited Nafplion for one more time. And during this trip, as we wandered around the picturesque alleys of the old city, across the church of Saint George, we discovered a fine little store...
Two young men, Lefteris Antonakas and Andreas Karapatakis, leave Plomari of Lesvos where they grew up and open a store in the centre of Athens city, with traditional products of the North East Aegean....