Metaxy Mas Tavern

Exceptional 4.7/5 4533 reviews

In the heart of the island, in Exo Gonia village, right next to the church of Agios Charalambos you can find a great tavern called Metaxy mas. Guests receive a warm welcome and embark on a gastronomic journey full of tastes and aromas. They serve Greek and Mediterranean cuisine but their focus in Cretan and Santorinian cuisine. They use local ingredients from their garden and local wines from the island’s vineyards and they create unique dishes like fava beans, white eggplant in the oven, and fillet in Vinsanto sauce as well as some delicious seafood dishes. Besides all this, you will feel like at home when you try the mouthwatering homemade desserts that will delight your taste buds!

The name of the tavern means “between us” and indicates the cozy, friendly atmosphere, and relaxing surroundings. You will be served on a lovely porch that provides fantastic views of vast plains and the Aegean Sea. The great location, luscious dishes, big portions, and logical prices have led to its success as visitors wish to come back at every chance. In conclusion, all these magical results are owed to the well-organized and dedicated team that will do their best to satisfy you and your needs!

Sea View
Outdoor seating
Indoor seating

Mediterranean Greek Seafood Meat Vegetarian/Vegan Traditional Fish


Location & area
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Metaxy 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 4533 reviews
Maja Steinle
Maja Steinle 26 Aug 2023

Wow, the best restaurant we went on our trip. The food was amazing, every single dish from salad to meat was so good that we almost cried. You could taste the good ingredients and the love. Besides the view out of the world and the location super romantic and lovely. PS. Very nice service staff who are always open for a good chat and do recommendations with a warm smile and a lot of charm. We liked it so much that we went twice in a row.

Joao Cortes
Joao Cortes 20 Sep 2023

Really nice place to eat and enjoy a great view of the island towards the sea. Food was spectacular, very tasty and great portions!! Staff was very kind and service fast but very friendly.

Chin Jia Hui
Chin Jia Hui 24 May 2023

Came by after seeing this restaurant on several blogs and our hotel also recommended this place. We had a really late lunch at around 5pm due to travels and we’re thankful they could accommodate a walk-in and seated us outdoors. We overheard that people could not get reservations for the next day. These are what I’d recommend. - Kataifi cheese rolls: The pastry coating the cheese was crunchy and gave the cheese a great contrast in texture when you bite into it. The cheese was well balanced and the blackberry sauce cuts through making the dish a delight. - Strawberry salad: This was a daily special and the flavours were just refreshing! The nuts were so well toasted and fragrant and the cheese went to well with the lettuce and strawberries. I’ve never seen a salad being wiped out within seconds. - Oven-baked asparagus: This is a MUST-ORDER! It was bubbling when served and the cheese was great. I’d usually prefer my asparagus to have more texture but this is baked plus the sauce IS the soul of this dish. Tip to save some of the bread to dip this sauce. - Lamb shank: Didn’t get a photo of this but it was super super tender and would recommend. My mum who doesn’t like lamb actually enjoyed this dish so much.

Amazing drive through the winding roads that lead up to the top of the mountain where this gem is hidden. Park at the church parking and walk down the big white stairs to the restaurant. Don’t walk the rocky path as it’s slippery. The view, the food and the staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. Call ahead to get a table with the view. I was able to get a table under the covered area as I called a few hours before. They are accommodating.

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