You're with your friends in Nafplio and your appetite pulls Greek traditional food and lamb? No need to drive to the villages to find them. Stavlos has it all!
In the early winter of 2014-'15 opened at Profitis Ilias Str, a traditional Greek taverna for those who know how to appreciate the good meat, a place that did not exist in the city of Nafplio and became immediately a hangout.
They moved the village to the city and brought the city to the village!
The building that hosts Stavlos turns you back in time and gives you that homely feel of the village, although you are in town. A rectangular two-stores stone building with yellow shutters and it’s balcony of the top floor ... Fotini, the owner of Stavlos, welcomes you along with her husband Nick who made their vision become a reality. The decorator Helen Vlachos managed to combine the familiarity and simplicity with the modern mood. The presence of stone in the floor and walls and wood ceiling dominate. Tables covered with various colors tablecloths leaving the light blue color and some scattered red and yellow chairs waiting to fill. Above them elegant lamps, a colander and a teapot in the role of lighting! The big kitchen furniture, special order from the carpenter, looks like the ones our grandmothers had in villages. The fireplace, which could not be absent from the tavern are dressed in colorful traditional tiles. Just beyond some shelves on the wall, host old kitchen equipment, a liqueur decanter and the glasses, a glass bowl full loukoumakia (traditional greek sweet) (you can "steal" fearlessly), jars of spices.
Something good is cooking!
They sit for a while with me and explaining their vision: to create a place mainly for locals but also for tourists to eat as they would in a village tavern outside Nafplio. The meat is, of course, local from the mountainous Argolida and Arcadia and selected one by one. Here you will find ewe ribs and lamb chops on the grill, kokoretsi, kontosouvli or even kontosouvli from ewe- rarely found in Peloponnisos-, and meats, such as handmade burgers, pork chops, kebabs , chicken steak and cutlet. The nice thing is that the chops are served in baking paper, and the costumers are encourage to eat them as they should: with hands!
Handmade and organic
You will eat your meat along with the necessary "friends” all handmade from local raw materials: Tzatziki with sheep yoghurt and the correct dosage in garlic, tyrokafteri with genuine goat cheese, hand cut potatoes and three kinds of salads (rustic, cabbage lettuce). Bread will come hot, grilled with oregano and oil while the wine at the table is required: only bulk, local producers with the following varieties: Agiorgitiko Nemea rose and brusque, white Roditis and moschofilero from Tripoli, while raki is excellent - noted, all organic!
And while you are having your dinner, you will listen and old popular hits with Dionysius Mitropanos, Akis Panos, Gavalas. Fotini and Nick will keep you the best company smiley, and friendly and always ready to please you!
Did you know that?
The Stavlos name was not random! Stavlos means stable and that was the first use of the building ground. If you notice in some places on the wall still exists the metal rings used to tie the animals!
From the Spring to the fall you can enjoy your food in the back yard surrounded by trees that opens your heart and feel ... like in your village!
Take-away, Dessert, WiFi
Greek traditional kitchen
Closed on Wednesdays
Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday from 19:30 until 00:00
Saturday from 13:00 to 00:00
Sunday and Public Holidays, from 13:00 to 00:00
Holly week (Greek Easter) - closed