XIOS is exactly what I have been looking for in a Greek restaurant for a long time. It is hard to come by a place that has great decor, great staff, and great food without the prices being outrageous. What is even better is that you don't even have to go all the way into downtown Raleigh to find a decent place like this.
Nestled in a shopping center on the corner of Hwy 55 and Apex Peakway, right down the strip from Rudinos, next to a dry cleaner, and surrounded by several grocery stores, it is incredibly convenient for anyone who lives in the Morrisville/Apex/Cary/Holly Springs area. It's so easy to pick up the dry cleaning, eat dinner, and grab groceries on the way home. It's also just down the road from the Brier Creek shopping center in Apex.
Every time we have been there, the food has been excellent and the wait staff very courteous. One of my favorites is their house Greek salad with gyro lamb meat on it - it's the perfect portion size and definitely filling. I've tried most of their appetizers - there is something for everyone. They even have several ""platters"" that give you a little bit of everything on them. Don't forget about dessert, because they have some of the best around. My favorite is the XIOS Baklava Sundae - words can't describe it.
Even if you don't live in Apex, it's worth the trip!
Pros: Outdoor Patio Dining, Decor, Food, Location, Non-Chain
Cons: None that I can think of.