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The Hemingway

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Address: Main St, Sissi, Crete 724 00, Greece

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Just the place to relax with a drink in hand

Alan and Irene are the very friendly hosts who make everybody so welcome. They provide a good range of drinks, cocktails and even coffee. The ar is situated on the edge of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Prior to holidaying in Sissi on the island of Crete we were recommended to pay a visit to Hemingway's Bar. My wife and I asked the owner for the cocktail list only to be told we could have it but may not be able to read it because the lighting was poor. No offer from him to inform us of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Alan and Irene are the very friendly hosts who make everybody so welcome. They provide a good range of drinks, cocktails and even coffee. The ar is situated on the edge of the harbour and so the setting sun can be seen in all its glory. So, scenic, good drinks, friendly staff, what else could you want? ok, a few... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stumbled across this bar whilst walking around the town of Sissi. My attention was drawn by some superb blues music emanating from within the building, which is right on the walkway leading down to the bottom of the harbour. I stopped outside and after receiving a friendly Hello from the owners Alan and Irene, I had to go in... More 

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Irenejupp, Owner at The Hemingway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hemingway Bar. Glad that you enjoyed the music, Alan appreciated the chats and your music knowledge. We try to run our bar so it's a little different to the norm, thus the decor nick nacks we feel add to the atmosphere for our customers. Once again thank you for kind comments, great... More 

Pudsey, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wandering around the little bay in Sissi, we stumbled on Hemmingway's the first night of our holiday and out of the 7 nights we were there went 5 nights. Brilliant music, lovely hosts, and if you like cats you will not be disappointed. Try to attend the Sunday afternoon music quiz, but don't expect to get full marks!! Alan has... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The most chilled out bar in Sissi at a stunning location by the harbour. A perfect venue to relax with a warm welcome from the hosts. Also the Sunday afternoon music quiz is a must!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

yet again Irene & Alan are great hosts, most evenings with a glass or two of wine and more sunsets, what more could you want. I agree with a previous post the cats are absolutely no bother whatsoever and if a tray of biscuits is worry/problem do not look! least the cats are very well treated and loved especially me.... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited hemingways every night for last drinks never a dull moment Alan and Irene were the perfect couple great music Alan would make my perfect DJ will be going back for cert next year all4 of us

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derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

2nd time in Sissi, love this bar. Great location overlooking the harbour, good cocktails, cold beer and nostalgic music. We called in most nights of our holiday and were always welcomed by Alan and Irene. Don't understand previous comments, yes Alan and Irene do have friends call around, we would be surprised if they didn't, but we were always served... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Hemingway is getting better each time we visit. Alan and Irene work very hard and very long hours to make your visit enjoyable. Alan's music selection is just brilliant, I heard things that l hadn't for years and it's good to walk along memory lane with a nice cold glass or two of wine overlooking the harbour. Great company... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our third year of visiting Alan & Irene at Hemingways, as always, excellant service and chat. We love the cats, so no problem for us. I don't understand people moaning about them, it's not as though they are jumping all over you? Alan & Irene do their best to accommadate every one, they can't chat to everyone at... More 

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