One of my fav finds last year!, from old Scandinavia to the new Elladas, one of Napa’s brilliant eateries, just north of the square, called ‘Kota Greek Souvlaki’ ! I’ve known Chris for about 8 years at Helvetia Restaurant and before that, Chris grew up from the age 8 at Karoussos Beach Restaurant, to more recently The Square Bar, Santa Lucia and night clubs, Grease and Insomnia to mention but a few !
Greek or Cypriot
Chris, who has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry said he wanted to open a place that offers low cost, tasty, good quality food, Greek style … please note; Greek not Cypriot, cos this is authentic Greek leaning towards Cypriot and even the Pittas are imported from Greece ! Chris told me , ”They use only the freshest ingredients, cooking to order, which gives their dishes that extra bit of quality” ! oh, and I love the cool variation of fresh herbs on each table !
In the kitchen 2 Greek Chefs, start the day serving an awesome Breakfast, 2 Eggs, 2 slices of Bacon, Hash Brown, Toast, Butter, Jam and coffee at only €3.90 !!! or step it up to a Hercules adding another egg and chips !… ooofff full up !!!
Menu of Crazy Prices
For those who are just a little bit peckish, how’s this for a bargain … 1 skewer of either
yummy Chicken or Pork Kebab at only € 1.50 … The Fish Soup with Dips &
Pitta only €5.20, or my fav, how about tasty Chicken Fillet at only € 3.90 or the delicious Ftana, aka Belly Pork Slices at only € 2 each and omg, they’re soooo moorish!
In the Oven
You just have to try the Moussaka served with salad at only €8 or the mouthwatering
Kleftiko which comes with Potatoes and Salad at only €9
JD Spare Ribs
Now for one of my favourites, the Jack Daniels Spare Ribs served with their classic Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce … it’s absolutely amazing !
The Kota Box
A great choice if you fancy sharing … 2 Chicken Skewers, 2 Pork Skewers, 2 pieces of Halloumi, 2 Sausages, 2 Sheftalies, Chips, Salad and 2 pieces of Pita bread … Only €15 !!!
If you don’t know what you fancy … try one of their Platters, they’re like a mini meze, where you can choose between a Meat or Fish Platter, or if you tell them Tony from What’s On said they’ll do a nice mix of both ! and at only €18 for the Kebab Platter, which is more than enough for two of you, you can’t go wrong !
King Size Platters
If you’re really hungry or there’s 2 or more of you, you gotta try the king size, Apollo Platter, hmm and I’m sure that will set you up for the night drinking and partying !
On my first visit with a few friends we went for the house speciality, the Kota Platter, a whole oven roast chicken, served with mustard sauce, large salad, chips, pitta bread, and tzatziki for only € 24 … brilliant!
With a close fisherman friend, Chris gets his fish fresh daily, serving Fresh Fish, Chips and Salad for only € 10 or a wicked Fish Meze, with 350 gms of fish, prawns, calamari rings, crab sticks, chips, Tuna Salad, Tzatziki and Pitta for only € 25 !
Create your own
How about creating your own Meze … choose whatever you want and they’ll put it together for you ! And serve it as you wish, fast or slow !! oh and they’ll size anything down for the kids.
You have to try one of their desserts … I love the Galatoboureko, mmm! a creamy Greek style custard type filling baked in crispy Filo pastry drizzled in syrup ! or for a lighter choice some refreshing chilled melon delicious !
Value for money
It’s a workers fav to, well, where else are you going to get great tasting food at such low prices ! oh and btw the bar serves a lovely selection of wines beers spirits and crazy cocktails … Tell Chris I said you can have a free shot !
If there’s a group of you and you fancy a drink and don’t want to drive ?, they can also arrange for a taxi to collect you and take you back when you’ve finished !
Take Away & Free Delivery
They also do take away and free delivery for those who don’t have time to hang about or wanna chill by the pool and have food delivered to them !
For every order of €35 or more if you mention What’s On they’ll give you a free 1 litre soft drink of your choice !
They also provide catering for weddings, birthdays, and christenings of any size, big or small, you choose your favourites and they’ll prepare it to perfection from spit roast baby lamb or suckling pig to traditional BBQ, full hot and cold buffet spreads …
Their Menu is really amazing ! their food excellent, the service complementary so before you go, check it out on their Facebook page
Open long summer season
Daily 11 am ’til 12 pm
You’ll find them at 5, Vasilli Michalides, it’s just up on the north end of the square in the centre of Ayia Napa opposite the old Helvetia Restaurant !
Traditionally Greek with a Cypriot Twist in centre of Ayia Napa