Its culinary history has been established and recognised for over 90 years. Three generations of Lefteris Roussos family have all shared the same love and passion for Santorini, its products and its tastes. They have all ensured that this devotion and enthusiasm is shared with visitors and locals alike.
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Over the years Santorini has changed with looks and moods, Aktaion tavern has reflected and moved with this having been at the same charming location in Firostefani for 90 years creating a whole history of its very own. From 1922 to present day locals and visitors enjoy the traditional flavors of the most historic tavern of the island.
For ninety years now Aktaion has been a well renowned taste reference in Santorini. In Aktaion taverns’ walls you will find works by Vangelis Roussos, resonate the feasts, joys, historical events and everything that happened on the island over the last ninety years. While in Aktaion tavern’s tables artists such as Odysseus Elytis, Melina Mercouri , F. F. Coppola have all been depicted and Irene Pappas, who woke up a little Vangelis one evening to dance zempekiko.
From the kitchen of the Aktaion’s tavern housewives and chiefs always follow the same principle of using the finest raw materials grown in the unique soil of Santorini which offers delectable dishes accompanying harmoniously and are teeming with beautiful emotions. All those who choose the wicker chairs of Aktaion tavern become encaptured with the surrounding aura of Santorini’s magical caldera.
With a name meaning the crowning village of Fira, the capital of the island, Firostefani is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. Full of views of the caldera, the volcanoes, the vivid blue of the Aegean, near the church of Saint Gerasimos and the cobbled square courtyard, Aktaion tavern is always waiting with afternoons and evenings full of traditional flavors and a relaxing atmosphere with genuine hospitality of Aktaion’s people.
Firostefani is located just a fifteen minutes walk from Fira, with the caldera always at your side and about twenty minutes from Imerovigli village.
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