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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the tavern during a rather busy time but the service was excellent. The food was great and the prices just right. Easy to park, tables nicely placed with good distances with each other.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every and each dish at this restaurant !The food is very fresh and well made and the guys at service very helpful, friendly and with nice sense of humor! The setting and atmosphere very beautiful too! At the end the free desert it...was the best for finishing a great lunch! We recommend this place!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best everyday restaurants on the island. The food is very good, rather basic and traditional but really properly made with fresh ingredients. As always ask the server for dishes of the day as they are usually very much worth it. Though the...placing is not interesting (no view etc) there is a lot of shade and great atmosphere. Smooth traditional music - loud enough to notice in the background but low enough to have a convenient meal and conversation. Safe choice for everyday traditional meals not if you are looking for spectacular dishes.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

We drove out to here for our dinner following the high reviews on TA, unfortunately, our experience was not of this high standard. We ordered two starters and two mains, the two starters and one main arrived all together, very 1980’s Greece, and after thirty...minutes I had to ask about the second main. It appeared that they had forgotten to order it from the kitchen, there was no apology just a “do you still want it”, which we didn’t now. Then when we had finished our meal the plates were not cleared away and to cap it off they “forgot” to return my change from the bill. The food that we had was very traditional, appeared home made and fresh. Unfortunately, the service was the worst we have ever experienced in our forty years coming to Greece. If the service staff are this disinterested this early in the season I dread to wonder what they will be like at the end. The place is in a nice location but has no atmosphere. I doubt we would return due to the poor service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food and wonderful warm hospitality!!! Rooster, lamb chops, calamari, salad, green beans and dips. All perfection. Oh and the grilled bread!!!! All super delicious. Nicest owner and service ever.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Very nice setting in a garden and a homey feeling. The food and service was genuinely friendly and attentive. We had grilled octopus, stuffed tomato/pepper, taramousalata and green beans. Traditional Greek cooking at it's best! I definitely recommend this little gem while you are in...Kythira.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

We drove all the way from Livadi for dinner and didn't regret. Spacious parking in the property. Big terrace and garden with tables far from each other, kind of private. Plants, trees, aloe everywhere. Friendly, easy going, smiling service from young girl and guy, they...the whole menu very well for vegeterians, vegans etc.Many products are theirs!! Food was excellent. came fast, fair prices, spotless place. Def worth a visit, you won't regret at all.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Really lovely, food is fabulous, great setting. One of the best traditional settings on the island - make it one of your island time “musts”.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

I was there for lunch after swimming. The half tables was reserved for dinner after 4 hours and was very difficult to sit... The service was OK but the food not. We ordered lamb and goat not good. Many flies but they cannot do something...about that. We will not recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Big restaurant near Avlemon No views Nothing around it, you specifically go to Eat there Greek cuisine Often fresh fish available Not unforgettable but acceptable

Date of visit: July 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5