Cafe-Restaurant of Molivos
With the idea of serving locals and visitors fresh juices, some even tropical and scrumptious homemade ice cream, the Tropicana was born in 1985, at the square of Andrea Kyriakou, in between backyards, right next to an old stone fountain and under the shade of two old magnificent plane trees.
So tables were laid under the tree, flowers were planted around it, the first few guests became regulars and it all went on from there.
As time passed by, good friends required good meze. Small, homemade local dishes.
And this is when Yiannis and Taxia came into the picture.
Yiannis started cooking his mother's recipes and Taxia did more talking and laughing with the customers than serving! But that is the reason why they became famous. Not only for their homemade cooking and local cuisine, but also for their authentic hospitality.
Then the family of Tropicana grew. Along came Stella, Monica, Yiorgos, Konstantinos, Achilleas and Venetia. All together cooking, taking great care of the customers and serving underneath the tree on which every Easter a big swing is hung for the kids. But that is another lovely story.
So Yiannis started creating and even though he kept the traditional recipes, he also added a twist to some of them and each dish got its own “character”. Actually, Yianni's character!Taxia and Yiannis children, Konstantinos, Venetia and Achilleas always have friends around. Kids play and help, they laugh and tease all locals who come to relax under the tree. Aunt Angela,
Customers come, eat, relax, sing, say goodnight and come again and again.
Right here, under the shade of the plane tree, in our courtyard. So here you are too.
And we are always happy to treat you as family...
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Molivos town, Lesvos island GR-81108 | Developed by EURObit