Ostria (Moutsouna)


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Ostria (Moutsouna)

The on-site restaurant of Ostria Inn is one of Naxos' hidden gems. The establishment offers sea-view dining on a charming, airy outdoor terrace. Some of the menu highlights include the vegetable mille-feuille, octopus carpaccio and feta topped with honey and sesame seeds for dessert.


Perhaps surprisingly for an island, Naxian cuisine is known more for its meat than seafood: grass-fed beef, lamb, goat meat and poultry often feature as primary dish ingredients on the island restaurants' menus. Try the Naxian specialty Easter dish called "patoudo" — stuffed lamb meat with herbs, often served with the celebrated regional potatoes. Meals often start with a round of small plates called "meze". These are made with seafood, meat, and vegetables. The island is also known for locally-produced wines and cheeses like gruyer, arseniko, xynomizithra, xynotyro and mizithra.