A Cycladic beuaty in Milos
The white tables with the traditional straw chairs, located directly on the sea waves, create the ultimate relaxation setting and give the exact meaning of Greek summer: hours of calmness by the sea, with wine or ouzo, and good friends.
In this amazing area, with a magnificent view of the Aegean, one enjoys authentic Mediterranean cuisine and delicious fish and seafood. While we were taking pictures of the restaurant and asking questions so as to learn everything and introduce it to you, we saw the local fisherman who brought his fish to the kitchen of the tavern.
Astakas is famous for the fresh fish indeed, and we guarantee that you'll taste it at its best version! The fishermen come and go up to 3 times a day, bringing the treasures of the sea. During our visit, we tasted the octopus, saganaki shrimp and the amazing barley with cuttlefish ink. The next day, we returned for a delicious shrimp spaghetti.
We also learned that Atakas has his own bowl next to the restaurant, where he grows various vegetables. Potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and aubergines are cut straight from the the field and transported to the kitchen so as the visitors to enjoy them fresh, like the best quality organic products. They promised to have all the salad materials from the field next year... we keep that in mind and will ask for it on our next trip to Milos.
We learned about Nikolas, Astakas, the owner who created this elegant tavern. He used to spend his summers there, fishing and swimming, and had always been thinking of opening a business like no other on the island.
We also learned about the microclimate of the area. Even when the rest of the island is struck by the winds, in Astakas, you will feel protected and you will enjoy your meal or dinner in a sheltered environment. But even when the summer heat is intense, there again, in the coolness of Astakas you will find relief.
Finally, we learned about the statue of Poseidon and his beloved, who were found there, next to the restaurant, and are now hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Athens. A logical finding, if you think that this particular spot was the ancient port of Milos, but also in Roman times.
This is what Astakas is all about. Do you need to learn more?
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