Last year (2015) I visited Skiathos for the first time. I ate out in a Taverna/Restaurant every night with a friend, and had chips with most meals. My only comment would be that two of the establishments served chips that looked like they had come out of frozen bag from a supermarket. In all honesty I found that choice of serving frozen chips to be slightly odd and even worrying. Rick Stein (Chef/Cook) says that the Greeks cook the best chips in the World, and I agree.....if they are fresh.
All I will say is that I ate out in Achladies when I was confronted with the "imposter chips". This year I am staying in Troulos and will probably eat out most nights in the resort/village. Now I know we can't name and shame establishments but we can say which places serve the "real deal Greek chips". Have you had a nice meal in Troulos or elsewhere on the Island where you remember eating the best chips ever with a meal?
I know it is a simple thing regarding chips but it is the sort of thing you remember when eating out.
Milos taverna looks like it is worth a visit, by the water and in view of the aircraft approaching landing. Thanks for the tip.
The "done thing" at Milos, is to have a waterside table and when you spot an approaching aircraft, jump up and run like the wind up to the end of the runway to duck as it skims over your head. This is beyond my ability and is probably beyond most people's ability - you've got to be a fast runner to get there in time.
Another done thing is to have that waterside table and sit there when the aircraft take off - you get the benefit of the hot fuel-burning exhaust air, but only gentle blast and gentle grit blasting (but DO hold onto anything that could blow away). For the full experience, go to the end of the runway, up against the perimeter fence/barrier and prove how hard you are by standing in the full blast. Do wear eye protection and don't try this at home!
D, you will have a great view from Milos Taverna or Amaretto which is nearer to the runway, however please do not be tempted to stand directly in line with the runway by the perimeter fence at take off, there are two massive engines blasting to lift tonnes of metal into the air .. I've seen the fools that do it, not recommended.
Well, the best chips I had were at Christakis Sports Bar. Not only that I was served by a lovely pleasant girl/waitress. I ordered the Swordfish as well which was very reasonably priced at E8 (with original Greek chips and salad). This place was well worth the visit when I ate out earlier at 5.30pm one showery afternoon (the only day of light showers on the holiday).
It appears that many Tavernas are cost cutting at the expense of the authenticity of eating out on a Greek Island.