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The Nest

Chora 84001, Greece
+30 2286 091778
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (26 reviews)
“greek salad” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Chora 84001, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a busy little spot amongst the warren of narrow alleys in the chora , the service was very good and friendly and the food and wine were of a similar good standard , a lovely place to eat and watch the world go by .

Thank john H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable, delicious and great service. Highly recommended. Traditional island food, always good. Love their stuffed tomatoes!

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We enjoyed a lovely moussaka and slow cooked lamb at The Nest. The menu was extensive, service very good, and the food was excellent.

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Nest is located in the sidestreets of the village. It provides delicious Greek 'home cooked' food that is a welcome change to other restaurants when you are on the go. The staff are wonderful and provided service with a smile.

Thank DamianD2
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful fresh food at great prices. Try the chickpea patties and the dolmades! They're to die for. Oh - and the sangria! The best on Ios.

Thank TLRCanberra
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Simple fresh taste plentiful and very cheap. A good place for the hungry on a budget. Worth a visit . Traditional food good atmosphere in the town centre with a great vibrant atmosphere.

Thank Jackjazztim
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wandering around in the old town, we caught the attention of a man in front of the Nest. We've been in the islands a week and it's the best tatziki we've had to date, fantastic stuffed grape leaves and a knock out lamb in clay...More

Thank Britt D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited here twice in May when in Ios for a holiday, came back to Ios 4 months later, and it was our first meal out... And just how we remembered it! The nest is a fantastic little restaurant in Chora, with welcoming and friendly staff,...More

Thank Katie7S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were a little disappointed with this restaurant as we were looking forward to eating lamb kleftiko. The lamb was a bit tough and dry. However the service and staff were excellent and i would give it another try for a different dish.

Thank NTP53
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very good cooking, you can try moussaka, kleftiko and some other delicious meals ; Nest is a family restaurant in the village of Chora and the whole faily is always smiling and friendly : brother at the entry, Helene and others women serving customers -...More

Thank pat187273
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3 July 2016|
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Response from AFCBcherries | Reviewed this property |
As I remember it, there were lots of vegetarian options available. I certainly had peppers and tomatoes stuffed with rice and herbs, which were delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chora 84001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Ios  >  Chora
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 091778
  • E-mail
The nest is the home of Ios’ very own Greek Taverna-restaurant. We offer an authentic taste of Greek cuisine using traditional methods. We are confident you will not taste better Greek cuisine and international food anywhere else in Ios with such good service and reasonable prices. We are family run and family friendly restaurant, featuring authentic Greek food & international food since 1964.
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