If you go to visit the Byzantine city of Mystras, it is worth driving a little further up the hill to find this traditional taverna with its home made food. of course, if you are going to Mystras from Kalamata on the old road, you will find it on your right, before you get to the old city of Mystras.
I had been here before, and had had assorted mezedes (starters) while waiting to meet people who had walked around Mystras.
The people who currently own this taverna have had it for approximately 20 years, and that it is still being visited in the autumn attests to its success and the quality of its food.
There are other tavernas in Mystras, but having found this one, it seems pointless to go to any other, as the food is so good. We opted for the rabbit and pork dishes, both of which were delicious.
These photos were taken in mid-October, but it looked like rain, so we sat inside. There’s a car park opposite the taverna and you can also park on the sire of the road should it be full.
You can book a table in advance by calling 27310 82403, or 6944 684789 (mobile). You can also email the owners at: Tavernakoulianika@gmail.com and the website address is mystras.restaurant.
The taverna is open all year round, and if you cant find the dish you are looking for, it can be cooked for you as long as they have the ingredients. So if you are passing through Mystras, try the traditional Greek cuisine at this taverna.