18 taverns with a yard in Limassol, to enjoy tradition out in the open!

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When meze is served in a yard, it is a whole other story… Apart from the tasty delights, the food served at the yard has a special dimension, as if it was some kind of ceremony in touch with nature and tradition.

Colors and scents work together to make the meal out of the house a unique experience, an opportunity to get out, to refresh yourself, to feel nostalgic on times gone by, back when the yards would get people together in vivid gatherings. Limassol offers 14 special options for meze in the yard. Make sure to draft a schedule to go round them all, because it would be hard to choose only one.

1. Avli tou Vasilea

A beautiful listed old house in the historic Ayiou Andreou Street adjacent to the Columbia Plaza, with a charming courtyard full of color and scented with fresh herbs such as mint, sage, basil, oregano and rosemary, the garden setting is perfect for enjoying exquisite Greek cuisine under the stars. 

Find more information about Avli tou Vasilea here.

Address: 239, Ayiou Andreou
Contact number:  25 278 000

2. Charcoal Grill

 A spacious open air area attached to the tavern is an ideal place for mellow or even warmer days and nights. In a cozy and familiar atmosphere, one gets to taste some amazing, grilled delicacies, while there is a daily option of pulses, for those stying away from meat.

Find out more about charcoal grill here.

Address: Glafkos House 4z, Kanika Enaerios Complex, οδός John Kennedy 
Contact number: 25 589 397, 99 865 517

3. Eparchiaki

At Eparchiaki Tavern you will find a friendly atmosphere and real entertainment at a low cost. The yard of this beautifully restored, stone built house, apart from its refreshing atmosphere and the 34 different meze dishes, offers every Friday and Saturday some live music from the band.

Find out more about Eparchiaki here.

Address: 27, Ayias Paraskevis, Yermasoyia
Contact number: 99 214 447 

4. Skourouvinnos

Behind the little church in the village of Agios Athanasios, housed in a warm and welcoming traditional house is the tavern Skourouvinnos. Souvlaki stick with halloumi and aubergine, and cheese balls with basil sauce, cooked with great skill by the owner, are the ones that will keep you visiting this place at nights.

Find out more about Sjourouvinnos here.

Address: Feidias and Polyxeni Diamanti street
Contact number: 25720692  

5. Melis' Taven

One of the most well-known option in Limassol for meze and friendly hospitality, Melis’ Tavern, offers a beautiful corner for days with a mild or warm weather, for you to enjoy a meal under Limassol’s sky.

Find more information about Melis’ tavern here.

Address: 1 Papayianni Christoforou, Parekklissia
Contact number: 99 519 449 

6. H Folia tou Drakou


Grandpa’s old coffee shop, turned into a tavern by which the new generation honours tradition. Well known flavors, friendly service and family atmosphere are the reasons for one to visit Folia tou Drakou. The breezy yard, with the same hospitable vibes as any yard in the village, is ideal for having meze or drinks, as well as mahalepi or traditional treats.

Find more information here.

Address: Pentakomo, Limassol
Contact number: 99 820 641 

7. Ayios Epiktitos

With decoration that brings up nostalgic memories from days gone by, in a friendly and quiet environment, this family tavern at Armenochori, offers delicious meals with a view, particularly interesting in the evening. The menu includes home cooked dishes, properly prepared, all grilled on the fire.

Find out more about Agios Epiktitos here.

Address: 8, Ammochostou, Armenochori
Contact number: 99 346 529  

8. Mezedopagida

A very welcoming place, full of good energy and quality food. Very well known for the snails’ dishes, which can be served in 17 different way, Mezedopagida also serves 24 other meze recipes, to be enjoyed in the fresh, open air of the yard. 

Find out more about Mezedopagida here.

Address: 111, Irenes
Contact number: 99 999 090

9. Forsos

A cool yard with olive trees for the summer, genuine flavors of the Cypriot tradition, in a renovated area, it offers friendly atmosphere and excellent service. In "Forsos" tavern every visit is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience exploring authentic Cypriot cuisine.

Find out more about Forsos tavern here.

Address: Ayiou Eleftheriou, Muttayaka
Contact number: 25 329 490 

10. Karatello

Karatello has been favorited for its cuisine, with familiar, local flavors, as well as for its location, in the heart of the city’s historical center. Being a natural extension of the Castle Square for several years, it offers a spacious, open air area for dining, as well as amazing view.

Find more information about Karatello here.

Address Vasilissis Str., Castle Square
Contact number: 25 820 464 

11. Salomi tavern

Salomi Tavern will charm you with its traditional decoration, the delicious food and the friendly environment. With Mrs Maro working miracles in the kitchen, the tavern is offering fusion Cypriot-Greek appetizers and unique tastes, with original recipes made exclusively by the family.

Find out more about Salomi tavern here.

Address: 1, Kyriakou Matsi, Ayios Tychon
Contact number: 25 328 880 

12. Baxes

Baxes is a new, cozy tavern for those who know and love good meze, which welcomes you in a breezy, stone paved yard, in the summer. With traditional, Cypriot recipes and favorite flavors, meat on the spit and souvlaki, shevdalies, sausages and potatoes are grilled, as well as halloumi, omelettes and many more, tasty dishes.

Find out more about Baxes here.

Address: April 1stAyia Fyla
Contact number: 25 771 001

13. Karvouniasmata stin Plateia

Delicious meze on the grill, cool wine and beer and amazing atmosphere at the historical Heroes’ Square in the city center, are all great reasons for visiting Karvouniasmata for relaxed evenings in good company.

Find more information here.

Address: 34, Pavlou Mela Street, Heroes Square
Contact number: 99 397439 

14. Yialousa

Yialousa tavern is a beautiful, family tavern with Cypriot home cooking, which welcomes its guests under the green pergolas, shading the yard during the summer months. A place suitable for parties and events, it can also be an everyday option for dining out.

Address: 1, Archangelou Michael Mouttayiaka
Contact number: 25 323 000

15. Kissos tavern

Setting up a scenery with colourful doors, windows and tables on the paved area of the yard, Kissos tavern manages you transfer you from Limassol’s seaside are to the picturesque islands of the Aegean. With a menu of Mediterranean and Greek cuisine, it offers an overall experience in this idyllic atmosphere.

Address: 106A, Amathountos Avenue
Contact number: 25 321 026

16. Areti Tavern

Located in an old mansion, Areti tavern welcomes you at its place, offering unique traditional flavors at every visit. With the atmosphere of a traditional, Cypriot home, its breezy yard is ideal for the warmer days.

Address: 5, Yiannaki Aeroporou
Contact number: 97 808 218

17. Oineas Tavern

A point of reference at Heroes’ Square, this tavern is a favorite option for any season, if you wish to try tasty, traditional meze and music. During the warmer months of the year, the yard that connects with the square, creates an idyllic setting, which brings up memories from Limassol’s past.

Address: Heroes' Square
Contact number: 96 402 323

18. Shiambelos 

Set on a hill at Pano Polemidia, Shiambelos tavern stands out for its incredible view and the tasteful combinations it offers. From its venue you can gaze at the entire city from above, while at night, with the lights, the view turns into a dreamy scenery. On its menu you can find delicious meals prepared on the grill as well as a la carte choices from the Cypriot cuisine.

Address: Yialousa 1
Contact number: 99 525 298

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