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A Century of Flavor:
Harry’s Taverna in Kontokali, Corfu

Near Gouvia Marina in the Village of Kontokali on the island of Corfu in Greece, Harry’s Taverna has been serving locals and travelers alike for more than a century.

Spanning three generations, Harry’s Taverna was officially established in 1912, offering travelers warm hospitality and excellent meals in an inviting setting.

Experience Excellence at Harry’s Taverna:
Where Tradition Meets Hospitality

Harry’s Taverna delivers that quality in every way with its service, its friendly and interesting atmosphere, and, most of all, its time-honored recipes prepared and served at a price that won’t overextend the traveler’s budget.

When visiting Corfu we hope you visit Harry’s, a traditional Greek taverna that has been serving customers for over a century.

Our restaurant through the decades:

Late 1800s

First established in the late 1800s by Andonios Gerekos, Harry’s was a mid-point stable stop for farmers in Corfu’s outlying villages who were bringing livestock to Corfu Town intended for sale. At Harry’s, these farmers found water for their horses or donkeys, and simple food and drink for themselves. Often they slept beneath the boughs of the leafy trees in the establishment’s exterior before resuming their journey to the town.

1912

Somewhat later a small grocery shop was established on the premises, offering both local village people and travelers alike staple foods for their daily needs. Drinks were kept cold during summer by submerging the bottles in the well in front of the tavern.

1960s

In the 1960s, as the first cars apperared in Kontokali Village, Harry Gerekos, established a petrol station next to the tavern, but its existence was short-lived as business was sparse — only a few passing lorries.

1970s

During the 1970s tourism came in earnest to Corfu. At that time, Harry’s Taverna was principally a bar, serving drinks and only very modest meals.

1980s onwards

Then, in the 1980s, Spiros Gerekos, grandson of the original owner, renovated the taverna extensively, leading to the beautiful restaurant we see today.

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4.7/5
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4.5/5
324 reviews
We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived till when we left. Set in its own little covered courtyard there was a lovely vibe to the place with a lot of locals eating there we took that as a good sign .Great menu with lots to choose from and wine to order by the litre for 10 euros we were spoiled for choice. We had a mix of starters then I had the rooster and my partner the prawns. Absolutely delicious! The deserts were also well worth finding some room for. Thoroughly recommended!!!
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SPR999
20-10-2023
google-rating
5/5
We ate here on a few times in our holiday. The food was lovely and well presented. The staff were friendly and it was good value for the money
jackieport56
20-09-2023
google-rating
5/5
Harry's Taverna has been serving Greek food since it was established in 1912. We had a lovely evening in their courtyard. It is a popular spot with the crews from the yachts based nearby at the local Marina. It was very busy and all the tables were taken when we visited. If you are staying in the local area it is worth a visit.
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Chixychax
19-09-2023
google-rating
4/5
Great atmosphere, food was really tasty and the staff were very friendly and professional. Reasonable price, I would recommend this place for excellently priced, traditional food.
Karen B
19-09-2023
google-rating
4/5
Friendly staff greeted us and it’s a lovely open space with large fans which were very welcome. My husband had fish and I had beefsteak. The fish was lovely. The steak was huge a bit tough but it was ok. The price is very reasonable for such large portions.
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lancslass64
17-09-2023
google-rating
4/5
We couldn’t possibly return to Kontokali without visiting Harry’s again. Always a warm welcome , very genuine , friendly staff. Food is delicious especially the fried courgettes, meatballs, Kleftico , lamb chops the list goes on. Seek it out, you won’t be disappointed. Great value for money too.
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Jennie G
28-08-2023
google-rating
5/5
Family of four - starters of bruschetta and sausage were a little basic. However, main courses made up for it - mussels and lamb chops for teenagers and moussaka and kleftiko for adults. Very nice local food.
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1976mumof2
16-08-2023
google-rating
4/5
Located near Gouvia marina after at great week at sea our first dinner ashore. Great friendly service good food and great atmosphere. With nice Greek music playing in the background, with live music on certain nights, this gave it a relaxing summer Greek feel, our waiter was super friendly and the meals were good size and very tasty. All in all great experience.
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Go14908905094
06-08-2023
google-rating
5/5
We had the most wonderful dinner tonight at Harry’s - the food was really delicious! We can thoroughly recommend this lovely restaurant, the service was attentive and the staff and owner Harry himself, made our evening memorable. The restaurant is charming and welcoming. Well done Harry and his team! We will definitely be back! Thank you
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Fran A
06-08-2023
google-rating
5/5
Food here is excellent. Large portions so we only normally opted for a main course. Good selection of Greek and non-Greek dishes. Tends to get quite busy after 9.30pm, which, I saw as a positive. Great atmosphere and friendly. Good value for money.
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MasonKeith
04-08-2023
google-rating
5/5
Harry is the best! Ford, service, fabolous! Will come back for sure! Best regards! Greetings from Antidote!!! Harry and Karin
lookfor21
27-07-2023
google-rating
5/5
Well what a great restaurant Harrys is. Visited four times in two weeks. Every meal first class, atmosphere great and made to feel really welcome and valued. Well done Harry and staff and we will visit for sure next time we are in Corfu.
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leonn675
01-07-2023
google-rating
5/5
Great service food fantastic tried lots of places .This was our favourite .Waiters were brilliant .Rose wine was perfect . Prices good and great environment
Alan M
28-05-2023
google-rating
5/5
A very popular spot with locals and visitors from the marina. Been coming here for 7 years and never had a bad meal. Service is always excellent, food is incredible, a good selection of traditional Greek dishes, we often share a few between us to get a taste of everything. Fabulous, attentive staff, traditional entertainment at weekends, a wonderful atmosphere, and reasonably priced.
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Charlotte D
28-04-2023
google-rating
5/5
We booked a table as we couldnt get in the night before. There was a wedding going on in half the restaurant which made the evening interesting and fun. Service was good and quick despite the wedding. Food was ok but average and a bit touristy rather than local cuisine.
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Broadsman19
22-09-2022
google-rating
4/5
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