Amorgos: a traditional and laidback lunch at the remote taverna of Ston Pyrgo
Lost in the remote and quiet fields of the southern part of Amorgos, Ston Pyrgo taverna is a real oasis to those seeking shelter after a great swim at Gramvousa island opposite the bay of Kalotaritisa. A homey and relaxed vibe makes the joint of the Roussou family a must-visit spot for those that appreciate good post-beach food spots.
The eldest daughter of the family, Vaggelitsa, launched this place back in 2015 with the help of her two younger sisters in an effort to complement the archaeological site at the homonymous location in Amorgos. Offering coffee and some snacks at first, the taverna has now developed into a complete food offering with some great traditional dishes like meatballs, country sausage and pies (evidently spinach was better than cheese if you’re asking!).
The family bakes their own bread, also looked after Vaggelitsa herself given her background in baking, and although it is known for their meat dishes (you must definitely try their slow-cooked goat with olive oil and oregano!) they also offer fresh small fish like smelt.
Just make sure you get there by 5pm to avoid the crowd and get a nice seating at the very front of the balcony of downstairs on the main Street.