With the idea of serving locals and visitors fresh juices, some even tropical and scrumptious homemade ice cream, the Tropicana was born in 1985, at the square of Andrea Kyriakou, in between backyards, right next to an old stone fountain and under the shade of two old magnificent plane trees.

So tables were laid under the tree, flowers were planted around it, the first few guests became regulars and it all went on from there. As time passed by, good friends required good meze. Small, homemade local dishes. And this is when Yiannis and Taxia came into the picture. Yiannis started cooking his mother’s recipes and Taxia did more talking and laughing with the customers than serving! But that is the reason why they became famous. Not only for their homemade cooking and local cuisine, but also for their authentic hospitality.