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Ai Giorkis

Agios Georgios port, 26621306, Peyia, PAPHOS
Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00
Food: [rating:3] 3/5
Service: [rating:3.5] 3.5/5
Ambiance: [rating:2.5] 2.5/5
It is neither the most posh fish tavern in Cyprus, nor a cute little place in a village, but a very good fish tavern on a cliff by the sea. The massive space can be a turn off as it reminds of a “wedding” restaurant but try to ignore it and enjoy the breath-taking view!
As in any traditional fish tavern in Cyprus it is best if you call beforehand, pretend you know them and ask for fresh fish. After having done just that, a proud Cypriot friend and I decided to visit it for a Sunday lunch.
The salad, “tahini” and green olives were quite standard but the very cold beer in a hot August lunch made all the difference. The fried calamari was quite ok without being the best I have ever had, but the fried red mullet was excellent. We also ordered “skaros” (parrot fish) and proudly agreed to have it including its guts, rather than cleaned from the chef. It was only when I actually cut it in half and tried to eat it that I had changed my mind! Ignoring the fact that the “uncleaned” fish experience was unpleasant, the “skaros” was also very fresh and quite tasty.
It is not one of those places one should travel 200km for, but if you are in the area (Paphos, Peyia and the surrounding villages) it is definitely worth it to enjoy the fantastic view over simply cooked and fresh fish, which is not so easy to find nowadays.

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