Aeyialos Fish Restaurant & Beach Bar, Pernera, Protaras

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Aeyialos Fish Restaurant & Beach Bar, Pernera, Protaras, Established 2016

Heaven
Slightly off the beaten track, let’s start by saying this is a fresh fish lovers haven! … the setting is beachside, with mature trees casting shadows over a gorgeous pristine lawn with scattered sun loungers and Hawaiian style thatched umbrellas, leading all the way down to the idyllic Vrisoudia Bay.  Out back, covered terraces with wooden decking overlooking the tiny sandy bay with a panoramic view of the med.  Here and there, little areas of places to relax, some with sofas to chill to the max … btw, a few years ago, this fish restaurant was nominated for ‘Time Out’ magazine best fish restaurants and I think they deserved to win it!

Family Fishing Boats
I’ve known Antonis over twenty years, then just a young man growing up in a Fish Restaurant on the shores of Potamos fishing shelter, in Liopetri.  Born and bred into fishing, naturally, the experience shows through in the selection of fresh fish and seafood that he personally still catches daily from one of the two family fishing boats and btw he’s still a partner in the famous, idyllic Potamos Fish Restaurant in Liopetri.

More Relaxed
In 2016, Antonis grabbed the chance to buy the old Thalassa Beach Bar and turn it into an alternative fresh fish eaterie, maintaining the attention to detail to serve only the freshest fish and of course using his knowledge and experience to cook seafood to perfection … these days its a little more trendy, with a relaxed style, a modern beach bar, come fine fish restaurant, that the locals say “then bezzette!’ loosely translated means, it’s unbeatable!!! … Take a look at our YouTube video.

Inside Out
You can dine inside the spacious restaurant, out on the terraces or in lovely little romantic corners.  If you’re not hungry, you can just use the sun loungers overlooking the bay, grab a book from the shelves and enjoy their signature cocktails with table service from the attentive crew at the beach bar.

Starters
There’s a mouth watering selection of starters, normally I go for a ‘Greek Salad’ and dips, but the ‘Chicken Mango Salad’ is hard to resist and their speciality ‘Graviera Cheese’ from Crete, is just to die for!

Fish & Seafood
I love all seafood, so it’s so hard to choose a favourite, I recommend you start by asking Antonis to show you the refrigerator displaying the Fresh fish of the day, then if you still can’t decide, you might as well go for their speciality ‘Fish Meze’, it’s up to 22 dishes and trust me, you’ll be in heaven … oh, and check out their Platters and the house specials; ‘Octopus’, ‘Fresh Sea Bass’, ‘Snapper’, ‘Red Mullet’, ‘King Prawns’ and fresh ‘Calamari’, all available by the kilo from the fresh fish fridge.

Sexy Seafood
Why not spoil yourself with some, fresh local ‘Mussels’, ‘Oysters’, ‘Crab’, ‘Lobster’, ‘Cray Fish’ and huge ‘King Prawns’ … oh and, you must try the ‘Fish Soup’, its a fabulous entrée and I’m led to believe they’re still using Antonis’ great granny’s recipe … Check out their Videos here.

Traditional
Naturally, they also serve delicious char-grilled meat dishes, the ‘Pork Chops’ small and tasty.  I often go for their ‘Seafood Risotto’ or the ‘Sea Food Pasta’ definitely one of my favourites and the ‘Risotto Calamari’, so unique!  They also serve seasonal traditional dishes, the ‘Aubergine & Cheese’ in the oven is just a taste bud explosion!!!

Wine Cava
To complement their menu, they serve all your favourite spirits and mix an awesome ‘Mojito’ and their wines carefully selected from Greece and Cyprus including of course, everyone’s fav, the ice cool ‘Prosecco’

Dessert
Accompanied by a delicious Italian ‘Borbone Coffee’, for desserts you must try the awesome ‘Panna Cotta’ and one of the nicest ‘Apple Pie’ I’ve ever tasted and the ‘Galatoboureko’ omg! both with a spoon of Ice Cream … The ‘Feta Saganaki’ so Moorish, oh, and the ‘Lava Cake’ just Mmm! … maybe, I’ll just go for coffee and two Desserts 😉

Icy Double Bubble
There’s plenty of space so you can take your own Tavli aka Backgammon, Frisbees, Pat-a-Bat & Ball, Playing Cards and there’s an area set aside for Beach Volley Ball, plus a delicious ‘Snack Menu’ and btw, Aeyialos is rumoured to prepare the best Hubba Bubba flavours in town, lasting about two hours, my favourite the Icy Double Bubble!

Parties
In the height of summer, pop down for their Sunday Sessions and btw, this is a wonderful setting for your wedding reception, party or special occasion … There’s ample parking out front, enough for the biggest events and well, you’ll have to just go see what I mean and I’ll be waiting for your comments! … oh, and they have regular events throughout the summer! … For more information on booking your wedding or special event click here …

Cyprus Rocks Festival
This annual rock festival has been cancelled again this year, so the hosting of the welcome and farewell parties at Aeyialos have been put on hold again, but click here to see what might be happening next year at the Cyprus Rocks Festival

Open long summer season
April ’til November
Daily, 9 am ’til Midnight
Beach bar closes at Dusk

Directions
Slightly off the beaten track, you’ll find Aeyialos Beach Bar at, 79, Vrysoudion Street, Pernera, its the coastal road, from Golden Coast Hotel to Ayia Triada, next to the Crystal Springs Beach Hotel … See Map Below … oh, and you can check out their Trip Advisor Reviews before you go …
GPS: 35.044114, 34.030545

Next to the sea, Close to perfection!

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