My favorite old style neighborhood taverna is Ta Kalamia. The owner is Kostis Basileios on the right and on the left is his pal Giorgos who helps out. For those who have spent time in Hydra you may recognize Giorgos as the owner of the Three Brothers Taverna which he ran for thirty years and recently retired from. Kalamia is on a tiny street called Strofadon which connects Skyrou and Eyboias Streets, about a half block of Kypselis Street. In the summer they have a large garden to sit in but in the winter you sit inside on a cozy room heated by a big oil somba and decorated in reeds, which is what Kalamia means. (Now closed unfortunately-someone should rent it)