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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Having been to Kythira first in 1992 I was keen to find out new restaurants after many years away. Everyone heads to Avlemonas but misses Skandeia, as I did on this trip. However I found it the 2nd time around and what a find it...was. Run, of course, by Greeks of Australian Descent (most of the Island emigrated to Oz) it has a beautiful feel under the cooling trees in open country. The staff were excellent and the Mother the chef. Superb food with flavors and spices all sourced locally. A place you could spend all day but I suggest you arrive for opening at 1pm, take all the time you need and then head to Paleopoli beach 5 minutes away which is calm waters and the sun sets over the beach. A perfect day after a perfect meal. Try it!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020

Very picturesque open air sitting, along the lines of a traditional Greek tavern. Decent food, decent service, decent prices.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020

Great place, wonderful food, great service. Super recommendable. We stayed in Avlemanos where we didnt like any of the restaurants and it was a great surprise to have Skandeaia just 5min drive.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

Amazing place to sit and eat all time of the day. Good and traditional options for everyone . Fast and polite service , a must visit when you visit the island .

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020

Very expensive, nothing special, not friendly environment. The area is also without any view. We were very disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

excellent family run restaurant, honest traditional food, great variety of vegetarian dishes, fast and friendly service, great location next to the beach in a shadowy and lush setting! highly rated!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful location close to the beach. Small catalog but definitely a value for money restaurant. Good choice for after beach early dinner.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 4, 2020 via mobile

My brother and also a friend visited Kythira recently and both were adamant that Skandeia was a complete must. They were not wrong. This is hands down one of the best 3 tavernas I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to a few!). The setting...is beautiful but you get that in so many other tavernas around the Greek islands. But the food really sets it apart. We had lunch at Skandeia every single day (I know this sounds like overkill but it wasn’t as they cook several new dishes daily). Literally every single dish we had was cooked to perfection (goat in tomato sauce, stuffed pepper and tomatoes, aubergine and vegetables and many others). The ingredients are obviously all top notch but the cooking is of truly exceptional level. The service is great and the people working there are all super nice and warm they made us feel like we were eating at their home. A simply memorable experience.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Just steps from the beach nestled in the trees Scandia has offered a relaxed and traditonal dinning experience for years.A friendly welcome and classic dishes assures you will return again and again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

Genuine local food, people that care about their food and about their island, very relaxing setting and very reaonable prices

Date of visit: October 2019
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