Once you find yourself in the remote beach of Vroulidia, make every effort to stay there for as long as possible. Thankfully, the small taverna just steps away from the sea is just about the right excuse to make a day out of your visit to this beautiful and unique spot of Sifnos.
Driving down the dirt road of what appears to be the one of the northernmost locations one can reach in Sifnos, you kind of wonder whether what all the fuss is about. The road is deserted and rocky (to say the least), the last few hundred meters of the steep decline to the beach are a nightmare on the way back (or up) and there are only a few beach beds available… regardless, if you’re prepped with a reservation and some good vibes then you’ll definitely enjoy this!
A long-standing tradition, whenever I get to visit Sifnos I always make time for a day at Vroulidia beach and this time for the taverna too. A family run affair, the taverna is nicely located away from the scorching summer sun, serving some delicious meze. For starters we had a Cretan salad, marinated anchovies and some golden french fries topped with oregano. A surprise for me were the fried chickpea balls, sort of like falafel… amazing crust on the outside and delicate texture on the inside – an absolute must!
The groups here come and go, with some getting a table for some post-beach meze and others just having a small salad for a break from the beach – and tables turn around fast. So, just time your hunger accordingly and Tasia, the cook and mother of the family, will have a spot for you.
Tasia cooks amazingly well, with produce and materials from her garden and her animals. The fresh vegetables and the Sifneki kseromizithra, the local dried cheese, in the salads will delight you.
For main, we went for some seafood treats and ordered a grilled calamari and grilled octopus. Both were very good but not as great as the fried chickpea balls! On thing is certain, we’re definitely coming back to this place where you feel the essence of a summer holiday away from everything.