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crayfish, sea samphire and gardenia

    THERE is no doubt in the picturesque Alonissian universe that ‘Tassia’s Cooking’ in the tiny, fairytale-like fishing village of Steni Vala, serves the most memorable food. It is no secret, either, as day tours take tourists there for lunch daily, but at night it has a magic about it that the large groups popping over to Alonissos from a nearby island such as Skopelos usually miss out on. an ageless classic, the taverna is as good today as it was 15 years ago, and unsurprisingly has developed a fan base made up of gourmet foodies and diners with the simplest of demands alike. Head to Steni Vala at the start of what photographers call glow-time just after sunset and as you approach along the downward curvy road, stop to take in a view of the village from above: the glittering sea, dim little lights that announce the loud brightness of the day has been replaced by evening calm, and uncontrolled lush greenery where sturdy little fishing boats and tall slender sailboats huddle together in the marina. At Steni Vala you will find …