Just down the street from our one-night accommodation at the Karalis City Hotel in Pylos, Peloponnese we came across a colorful, old-fashioned Taverna called Koukos (Cuckoo). While we didn’t have a chance to dine at Koukos, we enjoyed viewing the owner’s creative use of Venetian colors on the building’s facade, and authentic, as well as, faux architectural details. The green door immediately caught my attention. It wasn’t until later, looking at the photo, that I noticed the red door by its side.
The Taverna’s signage displays a Koukos or Cuckoo, a medium-sized long-tailed bird, typically with a gray or brown back and pale underparts. Cuckoos are known to lay their eggs in the nests of small songbirds. A humorous addition to the decor is an unexpected faux Cuckoo clock hung on a utility box on the side of the building.
The dining area at the front of the Taverna overlooks the Bay of Navarino. Next time we find ourselves in Pylos, we will be sure to give Koukos a try.
Pylos is a small seaside town located on the bay of Navarino in the Messinia region of southwestern Peloponnese.
Inspiration: Thursday Doors.
27 thoughts on “Koukos Taverna in Pylos”
What a beautiful, colourful post…you sent me back to Mexico & Cyprus…the colour of those doors are incredible!
Thanks! I’m glad the post sent you back to fond memories of colorful places like Mexico & Cyprus. Cheers!
Beautiful and cheerful. ❤ I won't say that I was there for a fact, it was too long ago, but the name certainly rings a bell.
It was indeed a cheerful Taverna! Nice that you traveled around Greece. 🙂
I have indeed, first two weeks around the Peloponnese by car, next year one month around Crete by own car, and then later a week each year by scooter around Corfu, Karpathos, Samos, Lefkas and Kefalonia. Some of best moments before moving to similar landscapes in Italy. 😉
Wow. You certainly had a variety of great adventures in Greece. 🙂
Great post and lovely pictures! Love your theme too, I did use this theme for a long time!
Thank you, Raj. It’s an eye-catching taverna. I’ve dabbled with a few other themes and keep coming back to this one. It seems to work best for my content. I remember you having this theme. Your new theme looks nice as well. Cheers!
Wonderful photos, nicely seen and processed!
Thank you so much!