We are looking for authentic, excellent, possibly regional Greek cuisine at a reasonable price.
We're budget travelers, but we have more cash than backpackers. We need to reach everyplace by public transport, as we won't be driving. We're not interested in tourist restaurants (don't care about an English menu), trendy places (unless they're totally amazing and they merit the extra money) or fusion food. Lamb, goat, mezedes, seafood (nothing fancy), all good... Serious Chowhound food, Greek-style. We've been to Greece before, but only to the Dodecanese.
Please share your recommendations for the following places:
1. Athens (we will arrive on Easter Sunday; any recommendations for roast lamb?--add Turkish food and souvlaki to the usual list of tavernas and ouzerias)
2. Sifnos (staying in Apollonia, but it's not a very large island)
4. Kastraki (or Kalambaka)
5. Monodendri (bus stops off in Ioannina, anyone been to Es Aei there?)