Karavolos is famous for its signature dish, snails—which also figure on a sign next to the Diana Cinema on the waterfront directing diners up a white-washed lane. Open around the year, Karavolos occupies a converted two-story residence in Poros Town, with indoor seating on two levels and a small terraced dining area for summer. As tradition dictates, the taverna is a family affair and the tone is set by the spirited owner in the kitchen and his welcoming spouse who serves patrons.
The menu isn’t fancy but the food is flavorful and fresh. Appetizers run the gamut of Greek taverna staples from kolokeftedes (zucchini fritters), saganaki (fried cheese), baked feta, meatballs, and fried eggplant served with a pungent skordalia (garlic puree). The main courses are meat: steaks, chops, and ribs, all cut in the kitchen and cooked to order. Wash the meal down with house wine or beer.