Mmm, something smells really nice...it may be a coffee or a nice meal for you after your trekking adventure in one of the sections of the Menalon Trail.
A small cafe or a stone built traditional taverna is ready to offer their services and refresh your body with natural and fresh products and boost yourself with energy.
Check and organize the next stop...
On a small picturesque alley right next to the main square of Vytina, there is a traditional tavern, the Archontiko tis Athinas. In a warm and carefully decorated area, the Gontikas family promises and offers to its guests a tavern, pure traditional dishes, all made with great taste and art, as well as really pure materials of Vytina and, of course, the magic hand of Grandma Athina, which also gave her name in the tavern.
Overlooking the small streets of Vytina or next to one of the two large fireplaces, the visitor will ideally embark on a delicious trip in a truly family atmosphere, while in the days when the tables in the small tavern's garden offer unique moments of enjoyment. The well-tailored food list prepares the visitor for the gourmet trail to follow and gives the signal for the beginning of the gastronomic feast.
To switch on the appetite.. traditional pies with myrrh, baked feta of Athena, cheese pie, roasted pork with rosemary. Recipes from yesterday... lamb oil ladle, pig in a sack, pancetta pork stuffed. Selected dishes with art... calamari with tomato, lamb Capra, plum with plum, the calf with mustard sauce. The baker in his forts... lamb chops, stuffed burgers, pork chicken. For desserts exclusively... fruit salad with cinnamon & spring honey, semolina halva, yogurt with honey. Good wine, some tsipouraki and of course the warmth of the tavern's people complete the delicious setting and leave the best memories.
In Lagadia, the stone-built village with its rich history and architectural tradition, lies the Artozinos tavern. Just 50 meters away from the picturesque square, the visitor can enjoy fine local dishes that will enchant even the most demanding palates. Roasted feta, fried bread and lasagna for the beginning, lamb in the oven with potatoes, roast goat and pasta are only some of the dishes that can be tasted.
Specialties of the tavern are the roasts, all freshly cooked meats. The fine dishes always accompany the good wine offered. The Artozinos tavern, faithful to Arcadian traditional cuisine, promises to all the wonderful tasty trips.
Under the majestic plane tree in the central square of Lagadia, at the edge of the gorge with a magnificent view you will find Maniatis Restaurant, famous nearby and beyond. 50 years on it offers to its guests unique plates based on the best local recipes and simultaneously take off thanks to the masterful execution and excellent quality of ingredients. Culinary tradition and culinary art are excellently balanced here. The elegant spaces of Maniatis Restaurant respect the idyllic environment and complete its natural elegance. But in the recipe of our success the basic ingredient is our love and care. We knead our own bread and bake it daily in our traditional wood oven that burns continuously for 50 years now…
Makeshift events of kneading and cooking !
Often and in consultation with our guests, we arrange for group kneading and baking in our wood oven. Participants wake up early in the morning like old time bakers and learn the traditional art of kneading and baking in a wood oven. Usually the president of Maniatis group of companies is leading always happy to be present. All together we bake bread and often these impromptu events expand to cooking lessons where we share the secrets of our best local recipes. Local specialties include rooster with noodles, salted pork, baby goat in the oven, while hare, wild boar and special meat like deer are available during hunting season. For more details...make us your questions !