For generations the people of Leros, and in particular its menfolk, went at noon to their local ouzerias, to drink ouzo and sample delicious appetizers, whilst enjoying the company of their friends before going home to eat lunch with their families. It was a daily ritual carried out with a religious devotion and a way of keeping up with the news of their neighbours and friends from around the island.
Times have changed however and habits laid down over many years are slowly being erased. But in the tranquil village of Drimona on the island of Leros there is a place where things have not changed. Sotos Ouzeri, has been established for 14 years and has maintained its reputation for good quality fresh food and a friendly atmosphere where friends and family can still meet and enjoy themselves, take time to relax and escape from the pressure of modern life. Sotos Ouzeri is known for its fresh fish caught that day by the owner in his own fishing boat. There is a wide variety of fish to choose from and the speciality of the Ouzeri is Souvlaki Groupers.
Aside from fish, Sotos offers sea urchins, oysters, mussels, limpets and all manner of shell fish freshly taken from the sea directly to your plate.
You can savour and enjoy the delicacies offered at Sotos at lunchtime and in the evening, washing the rich wonders of the ocean down with a selection of fine wines or a cool glass of ouzo. Sotos are renowned for not only the quality of their food but also the presentation of each dish – created in the kitchen by Sotos and his wife – who lovingly prepares traditional and contemporary recipes that will stimulate even the most discerning palate. Try them all… we are confident that everything will inspire you and make you return again and again.
Location Drimonas Leros
Drimonas is a small fishing village on the south side of the Gulf of Gourna of Leros. In the small village the Ouzeri o Sotos is the only restaurant offering some of the best fish food on the island.
Drimonas has a small beach with pine trees and a small port for fishing boats. At the end of the bay located the small church of St. George.
Drimonas is a nice place without much traffic and you can enjoy the sea and fishing combined with good food on the waterfront tavern of Sotos.
O Sotos has 5 moring places in the deep and safe bay Drimonas in front of the restaurant.
Getting there: From Alinda take the road to Gurna turning to the left at the first roundabout. Following the beach road of Gourna before the road goes up towards Lakki turn to the right following the sign to Drimonas.
More at Sotos
Sotos is situated just 100 metres from the sea and is an ideal place for relaxing in both summer and winter. You can rent a studio which are fully equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerator, television, kitchen as well as having balconies giving panoramic views to the mountain and sea. The family will give you a warm welcome and ensure your stay with them will leave you with many happy memories of the time spent on this enchanting island. Read more about the studios here.
Special offer exclusively at Leros Holiday Lettings.
1 week half board in the summer, breakfast and dinner (seafood only)
for 2 people. € 485.00
In the months of October and November we offer fishing and diving excursions with the owner of o Sotos.
Workshop “Greek Cuisine” on request.