The story of “Taverna Vafios” started with endless love for traditional family recipes. So, the thought of our grandmother’s delicious dishes -all authentic recipes of old times- being lost in time, gave us the idea to create not just a typical traditional taverna but a culinary destination. So in 1987, Vafios, a small village in Lesvos began to slowly appear on the gastronomic map until it became famous for its authentic traditional delicacies and the “Oh, so well cooked!” local recipes!
In our family farm, surrounded by all that is fresh and green, one can taste true tradition. Picture this. You are relaxed, sitting in a colorful garden, your table is right under an old olive tree, the view of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque village of Molyvos decorates the horizon with the sun setting majestically into the sea. Truly, a unique atmosphere that no other place can imitate.
Our passion to offer you tastes from the past using only the freshest ingredients from our land is what prompted us to create a menu and an environment where you can enjoy delicious authentic flavors from Lesvos whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian; Gkiouzlemedes (traditional cheese pies), stuffed zucchini flowers, sougania (stuffed onions), chachles, stuffed lamb in the oven, rooster cooked in wine, lamb with chickpeas, kiskets and so many other great dishes that you may not know but will definitely love. And that is a great reason to try something “new”, a delicacy which in reality comes from the past.