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“tried to cheat.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Artemis Tavern

Artemis Tavern
Souniou Ave., Sounio, Greece
+30.2292039778
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Sounio
Cuisines: Greek
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Denmark
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“tried to cheat.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The only good thing: the setting is fabolous high over the sea.
One afternoon in May 2012:
We stopped in a rented car in front of Artemis the restaurant on the last leg of our 3 week drive through mainland Greece - we have driven that route evry year 13 years in a row without stopping before Laurion but now we would try Artemis 60km Athens- Sounio.
We knew our way around in a Greek restaurant by now and felt secure in sitting in a nearly empty restaurent ordering a light meal from the printed menu.
"No omelete , no starters - nothing but grilled fish, not on the menu, was possible".
OK, we were hungry and ordered the fish and sat down waiting for the grill-irons to be heated.
We waited 30 min before the gass grill was lit - still no fish in sight
In the meantime two Greek pairs were feed starters and two other dishes from the menu.

I rose, went to the kitchen asked to pay for wine, bread ect. and were met with a demand for payment for two fishes.
I said no but if they could present the fishes on the kitchen tabel and wrap them . I would take the parcel and pay the price printed on a menu or written om a dated receit.

The could not present a fish . I paid the wine ect. only and left.

NEVER in 13 yrs traveling Greece have we experiensed such swindel.
My advice stay away from Artemis owned by Markos Sitarenios on the costal road to Sounio.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very good food in a very friendly environment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Good service
Tasteful food
A traditional greek taverna, difficult to find nowadays...!
Highly recommended!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“THE place to go in Sounion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Among the many taverns in Sounion, Artemis is a natural first choice. It has been around for many years and is well-known for reasonable fresh seafood. Owner Emmanuel is justifiably proud of his creation.

The best seafood we have had on our trip so far: perfectly fried fresh shrimp, perfectly fried atherines (tiny fish to be eaten whole, just like french fries); perfectly cooked vegetables, fava bean salad; eggplant salad.

This is seafood heaven. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Visited June 2012
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