The tavern, at the beginning, having nothing but the love and interest of Thomas's family, proved that had a great potential for surviving. Year after year, the tavern was blessed by a loyal clientele which felt more like being hosted by a good friend and much less served impersonally. To the tavern's success can be added the traditional greek cuisine, its unique position by the waves and its atmospheric, local colour. Today, the tavern continues to hold the preferences of Kalami's visitors and has changed its name from "Pepe's" to "Thomas's Place". It is equipped in a modern fashion, but always respects the traditional cuisine which made it famous.