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Address: 125 EL. Venizelou | 125 EL. Venizelou, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2897 023476
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We are a restaurant and not an attraction. Please move this listing to our...

We are a restaurant and not an attraction. Please move this listing to our restaurant page.

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Watched the footy with amazing food...

While holidaying with my brother we decided to have an evening at the white lion to watch the footy. We enjoyed a lovely home cooked meal and some great drinks. The moussaka was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
sammy435
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While holidaying with my brother we decided to have an evening at the white lion to watch the footy. We enjoyed a lovely home cooked meal and some great drinks. The moussaka was amazing and the cocktails even had sparklers attached. We lost the footy but overall the service was great and the staff were very friendly. It also has... More 

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Thank sammy435
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. Hope we see you again some time soon. More 

cleveland
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

good family pub, food average and expensive for what it is more authentic food at cheaper prices served in cheaper restaurants in Koutouloufari 5 mins in a taxi up the road and well worth the trip.

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Thank dollydip
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Sorry you believe our food is not authentic, however, we are not a "taverna" and indeed we do not advertise as one. It would help us to know at the time if you are not satisfied in order for us to rectifictify it. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We traveled to Piskopiano in July and October and have visited and eaten at the White Lion on both occasions. Please do not be hesitant about visiting this if you want good local food and also the standard fare. I like going to places and eating local food and staying away from the British pubs and bars. Walking the main... More 

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Thank TechDirector8
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive comment, we are happy you enjoyed yourselves. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

fantastic place for eating out or just for drinks. very relaxed atmosphere, the staff could not be more helpful. and the owner was quick to introduce himself and did everything possible to make his customers happy. whether it be food, drinks, wi fi, sports on tv. cant wait to return, food stunning.

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Thank chris1820
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. It was our pleasure to serve you! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wasnt very happy with the food. it was blend no taste and over priced. i am chef too so i dnt complain much about food, respects chefs but some times u have to be real with them... i wanst happy at all.

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Thank Akash S
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy our food. However, we would have appreciated your comments at the time in order for us to rectify this immediately. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Good food good service where they love to see you smile good facilities. Open and airy just sit and watch the world go by.

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Thank Julie W
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed "watching the world go by" with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

White lion have friendly staff and amazing food been twice and probably going to come for the rest of are holiday the prices are very good and have a good selection of drinks. They make you feel very welcome and they do there best to give you what you want has we wanted to watch sports they put what we... More 

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Thank Adele H
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your amazing review. It was a pleasure to welcome you. More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stopped here on a whim after looking around Hersonissos - and so glad we did. The atmosphere was great, nice seating and clean toilets. All the food was well cooked and super, super tasty! We had chicken wings for starters, bacon cheese burgers and fries and waffles for pudding. The beef burger alone was outstanding - just remembering back... More 

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Thank Beanton34
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. We are happy you enjoyed our "mouth watering" food. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Took ourselves into Hersonissos for a look around and just had to eat here as Brampton Cumbria also used to have a White Lion. Food awesome, prompt, great service and lots of time to linger and attempt to learn some greek words from off their placemats!

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Thank Gayle R
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. It was our pleasure. Hope we see you again soon! More 

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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Wandered down from koutouloufari one evening to do some shopping ,wish we had found this place earlier really enjoyed our evening

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Thank Alisonyelland5
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves. Hope we see you again soon. More 

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