Metaxi Mas Tavern

Exceptional 4.7/5 4742 reviews

In the heart of the island, in Exo Gonia village, next to Agios Charalampos church, you can find the Metaxi Mas Tavern. Metaxi Mas translates to “between us” in Greek as the owners sharing the secrets of their delectable dishes with their clients. The menu is a culinary journey of Cretan and Santorinian cuisine.

Whether you're seated inside the hospitable haven or on the porch overlooking the sea, you will be treated to an unforgettable dining experience. The dishes are made from ingredients sourced from their own kitchen garden. Some of their highly recommended dishes are fava and baked white eggplant, fillet in Vinsanto sauce, and succulent boneless pork chops in an orange sauce served with a side of oven-baked potatoes. At Metaxi Mas you can also find an extensive wine list and the delightful raki of Crete.

As you step into the welcoming space of Metaxi Mas Tavern, you will be immersed in the hues and scents of the Aegean Sea. The attentive and professional staff ensure that all guests’ requirements have been fulfilled. Metaxi Mas is a place where good food, fine wines, and warm smiles come together to create sweet memories that you will cherish long after your visit.

Sea View
Outdoor seating
Indoor seating

Mediterranean Greek Seafood Meat Vegetarian/Vegan Traditional Fish


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Metaxi Mas Tavern is located in Exo Gonia village
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Operation hours

Daily 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Meat, Vegetarian/Vegan , Traditional, Fish

Dining style

Family Style

Dress code


Reviews on Google
Exceptional based on 4742 reviews
wei sheng Tay
wei sheng Tay 14 Apr 2024

All the locals recommend this restaurant and it’s not difficult to understand why after we tried the food. We ordered the lamb shank and the baked asparagus. The asparagus was baked with local cheeses and tasted heavenly. The lamb shank was the best lamb shank that we have eaten. The meat fell off the bone so easily that we did not even have to use a knife to remove it. The restaurant also provided us complimentary cheesecake after our meal.

Miss cookie
Miss cookie 04 Nov 2023

Recommend from local. Delicious food with good vibes, we sat outside enjoy our dinner with the beautiful view. They have heater to keep us warm as well. I really like the linguini , seafood is so fresh and also the grilled chicken is so juicy! Only steak was a disappointed, it's kind of chewy, wish we should order lamb shank instead. Price is reasonable with wine and we had a great dinner, we would come back on our next visit.

Eileen Wee
Eileen Wee 04 Dec 2023

Service was warm and friendly. Complimentary offerings of medze and local alcohol as well as dessert of cheesecake which was good and they offered this to us without prompting us to order desserts- which was rather generous of them. Food quality was good and pricing reasonable for Santorini. Quaint traditional feel and I think probably good views of seated outside but we arrived when it was too dark to see the views

sandrapop 10 Oct 2023

This was recommended to us by Nick White during our island tour with him (reviewed). It did NOT disappoint! We had the pomegranate salad, grilled shrimp, shrimp saganaki and some pork nuggets dish that was our favorite. So freaking good! They also brought us some free cheesecake that was heaven. We sat on the terrace under umbrellas and enjoyed the view. There were two cute kittens walking around the tables getting some love, which is so Greece and pretty adorable. We highly recommend if you are looking for authentic Greek food that is super delicious!!!

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