A family-run tavern, Meltemi is always bustling with activity and it is open all day. There are options for both outdoor and indoor dining in Meltemi. The food is mainly traditional Greek but retains its authentic appeal and homemade taste. Most of the staff at Meltemi are members of the family and they often regale guests with the history of the tavern and interesting facts about the island.
The food is wholesome and prepared with fresh ingredients and the day's catch of seafood. Among meat dishes, there is the usual kebab, together with their specialty dish, exohiko as well as lamb cooked in a lemon sauce. Kalogiros is another popular dish served here. It is prepared by stuffing aubergine with veal, cheese and bechamel sauce. The restaurant is mentioned in all the popular guides in Naxos and it is counted among the reasonably priced eateries on the island.