Type: Greek, Fish, Modern Greek
Summerish Aegean sea breeze blows creativity into their cuisine. Their tradition-driven avidity seeks for authenticity in taste and recipes. Quality local materials and Tinian hospitality meet against the minimalist Cycladic backdrop in a place of sheer culinary delight: “Marathia Restaurant”. Influenced by traditional cuisine, Marathia experiments using local, family recipes, keeping the very nature and flavors of the Cyclades in general, and especially the Tinian cuisine unaltered. Elaborate dishes and unexpected flavors stimulate the taste memory. The Tinian culinary traditions welcome the creative culinary ideas of Stephen, Yiota and Effie, each creating unique dishes, which take you on a tasty “journey” through the summer Cyclades. Fresh fish, such as scorpion fish with mint, lobster-pasta, and white grouper with rosemary cooked with white wine prepared in clay pot, creamy fish chowder, and baked grouper-fish with okra, are some of the dishes that make up the local culinary idiom of Marathia, at Agios Fokas in Tinos. Cooking fish and meat in a gastronomic Josper, charcoal grill and using a traditional wood-fired oven for baking is a guarantee of superior taste. From the very start the hosts’ hospitable welcome and pleasant attitude create the feeling of familiarity. Petros offers his top-knotch service and his expert advice on the perfect pairing of dishes with the appropriate wine.
Doubtless that no one will be left unimpressed by proprietors’ passion and creative interest for the client, Nikos and Tasos’ discreet, pleasant service, along with the high-quality tastes of the dishes, the freshness of the ingredients used, and the selectively put-together cellar. A comprehensive wine list with carefully selected labels from Greek vineyards, emphasizing on Cycladic and Tinian varieties harmoniously accompany their dishes. Their love for both culinary creations, and the island of Tinos led them to “safeguard” the Cycladic gastronomic treasures, through their own recipes, taste, knowledge and inspiration. You will find lightly cured bonito, pickled shad, marinated sardines and anchovies, tuna with bay leaves, red mullet fillet in oil with basil and garlic, horse mackerel liokafto, capers, sea fennel, sun dried tomatoes in oil, pepper jam and Tinian wild artichoke in olive oil.
A similar philosophy and care with the restaurant, have Marathia apartments, right by the restaurant, overlooking the sea. The ultimate relaxing setting, close to nature. While on the beach from morning till evening you can enjoy coffee, food or drinks at the Portokali beach bar!