Placed slap bang in the middle of the wonderful Paroikia Promenade is the "DODONI" coffee bar, an oasis of chill, style, great location, excellent and friendly service and views of the bay, to kill for.
Run by a lovely greek couple,Antonis Manis and his lovely wife Efi, and spread on either side of the promenade, this is such a cool bar...! Where shall I start...? The service is Quick, always with a smile and as friendly as you can expect.. - The prices are extremely reasonable and there is a "Happy Hour" from 7.00 to 9.00 pm., when drinks are even cheaper, with some outstandingly well created cocktails... trust me.!! - The place offers a nice selection of Micro cooking with their "Dakos", Omelettes and other Mezedes, very original and inventive and something to look forward to trying. - Additionaly, they do fantastic Breakfasts and their coffee varieties are very tasty and well chosen and executed. - You are treated as a good friend as soon as you sit down and you so enjoy what they have to offer, the experience of being right next to the sea and....having the chance to watch as the world goes by, sipping a lovely drink and enjoying yourself , having a laugh and relaxing, that you find yourself being drawn here every night, without fail..! - Whether I holidayed alone or with company on this gorgeous island,(2011, and 2012 , four times..!) - we always spent our evenings here. You make friends with other customers so easily and there are many different age groups ,plenty of banter and somehow all managing to get on with one another and really chill out. - If you want to be a bit more romantic you choose to seat on the other side of the road , next to the sea and the rocks, in great little tables with amazingly comfortable chairs, romantic lighting amd the beautiful views and lights as the night falls.
The owners and staff are now like extended family, not just for me but for all those friends and family that have visited DODONI. There are many nice Bars in Paroikia but, quite honestly, this is my "Local"... I would not change it for the world and ... wnen you go there and experience it, you will see Why...!
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