1924 is the year captain Giannis Lagos arrived from Aivali to Naxos. He brought his family with him and started a new well-routed life here, that flourished by the captainís love for tradition and his outgoing, open-minded spirit. The 1924 restaurant embodies the same values today: a deep respect for Naxian tradition and an authentic cuisine that reflects the creative spirit of our executive Chef Konstantinos Bourantas. We welcome you to a fine dining experience, that celebrates nature and offers the pure essence of Naxian aromas and flavors.
Konstantinos Bourantas: The Executive Chef of 1924
Cooking is a passion, a road to the next level. For the past 22 years, cooking has been a constant part of Konstantinos Bourantas’ lifestyle.
A gastronomic journey in elegant luxurious 5-star hotels and acknowledged restaurants in Santorini & Mykonos, enriched with gastronomical tours and stages in Michelin starred restaurants in Paris, London and Austria.
Five years of his career were devoted in some of Belgium’s starred finest restaurants.
Exchanging in 2017 the vibrant capital of Europe, Brussels for the enchanting island of Syros where the elements sun, sea, simplicity are a vital role in his daily life. In his timelessly beautiful garden restaurant ‘AvantGarden’, guests can enjoy his creative dishes existing of fresh, local and Greek products. His techniques, skills and flavour combinations play the main role in his cuisine where simplicity of different food elements are served in a sophisticated and refined manner. Dining is an experience where art and flavour become one.
Nikolaos Magganas: Executive Chef
My name is Nikolaos Magganas and I am a professional Executive Chef with 21 years of
experience in five star hotels and fine dinning restaurants. I am in love and passionate with my job
because offers nice feelings when the customers are satisfied with the dishes and menus i have
created for them. Food brings people together and this makes me happy, when I have created a nice
menu with flavors and fragrances of fresh quality ingredients.
Get to know me a little better…
For me, cooking is…my love, my passion, my life!
I learned to cook at…different five star hotels in Athens such as Divani Apollon Palace and spa,
Athens Hilton and more.
A cooking secret…love for quality ingredients!
Our Restaurant, is operating everyday from 12am – 11:30pm, serving fresh cooked dishes based on traditional products, which we obtain by daily by local producers, as well as Mr. Stelios Lagos’ fishing boat. The well-known Naxian products, pure and natural, such as the mouth watering local cheese, delicious meat, organic vegetables and aromatic herbs, are the canvas for a contemporary Greek cuisine inspired by traditional recipes.
We are proud for our membership to the “ Greek Breakfast” program that allows us to offer to our guests the perfect start for a glorious vacation day, tasting the best local Naxian Products and experiencing the gastronomic wealth of an island that embodies all the advantages of the healthy Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean Diet is not just a modern dietary trend but is according to UNESCO the “intangible cultural heritage of mankind”.
The famous local cheese, milk, butter and fruits that are served every day fresh, lead the way to a joyful approach of the Gastronomy and the culture of Naxos. Fresh baked pies and delicious omelets with local sausages, aromatic honey, homemade spoon sweets, and fresh squeezed juices and our exquisite tomato marmalade are only some of the treats that will welcome you to our breakfast buffet. Say good morning to the Cycladic sunlight while enjoying a gratifying breakfast by the pool… Because, as they say, all happiness depends in a leisurely breakfast…
The Eastern Star Bar
Eastern Star –Anatolikos Astir-, was the name of Mr. Lagos’ first boat, that back in 1924, brought his family safe to the island of Naxos. The joyful arrival to Naxos was celebrated with a bottle of wine; the family, standing on the wooden deck of the Eastern Star, raised their glasses and toasted to health, love, prosperity and a happy life in Naxos…
Ninety three years later we still raise our glasses on the Eastern Star deck: Here, at the Lagos Mare Hotel outdoor bar, we are keen on enjoying aperitifs and bespoke cocktails that match the amazing orange-pink colors of the Naxian sunsets.