“What’s for dinner?” is a question that torments most mothers who strive to satisfy their family’s culinary wishes. It was with this question in mind that Polydoros’s taverna was established in 1986 when the quest began to create a menu that appealed to all ages and appetites. Fine, fresh ingredients are the starting point for the menu. Creativity, simplicity and moderation are other factors used in selecting dishes to offer. Polydoros is located at Koumbaras, about 1.5 kilometers from the port and a pleasant 20-minute walk from the harbor beachfront. It can also be reached by the bus serving the Mylopotas-Hora-Harbor-Koumbara route. Aside from its main 300-meter-long sand beach, Koumbara boasts several smaller coves tucked behind rocky promontories at its northern end. The menu features the usual mix of magirefta, cooked to order dishes, seafood, and fresh fish. Starters include Santorini fava, stuffed zucchini blossoms, chickpea balls, tomato fritters, shrimp saganaki, octopus dressed with vinegar or grilled, marinated anchovies, cured mackerel, savory pies made with a spinach-leek combination or with mushrooms and Mytilene ladotyri cheese. Entrees include goat (oven roasted or fricasse), stuffed tomatoes and bell peppers, pork loaf filled with peppers and cheese, octopus simmered with short macaroni, broad beans from the Prespa Lakes in northern Greece, pork simmered with celery and leeks, mussels or calamari with rice, cuttlefish with spinach, chicken with noodles, moussaka, fish soup (kakavia), red mullet in rosemary sauce, snails, kebab with yogurt sauce, and lobster with spaghetti. The offerings are rounded out with seasonal local foods like boiled amaranth, string beans, and local cheeses like ksino, skotyri, and kefalotyri. Polydoros stocks wines from Paros and Santorini but also serves white, red, and rose jug wine. Dessert offerings include watermelon pie, ksinomizithra tartlets, chocolate or strawberries, baklava, syrup-drenched walnut pie, ravani cake with ice cream, and syrup drenched samali. These can be accompanied by either raki or sweet wine from Limnos. The restaurant has outdoor seating for 100 and is available for private bookings. It is open from June to early October from morning until late at night.
We loved the eggplant with tomato and cheese make sure you order it as you will not regret it!!