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“Great atmosphere, good food, loved the musicians”
Review of Xeri Elia Douskos

Xeri Elia Douskos
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Hydra Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This restaurant is also known as Dushko's and the menu includes a poem written by Leonard Cohen about Duskos. Despite Leonard's long time spent on the island there is very little evidence of his presence - no signs to his house, no Bird on the Wire blaring out at every corner, so it was nice to see a photo of Cohen and friends having a sing song at the tree in the middle of the square. Order off the menu which is very reasonable and good [spinach pie yummy]. The fresh fish sold by the kilo is rarely a good option as you end up spending a lot. The food was so good that we ate here twice. Best of all was the atmosphere - the two musicians kept playing for hours, fortified by a constant supply of wine. The staff were very professional and attentive, despite the large number of diners. Great memories.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent our last night on Hydra here, but had passed it each night on our way home and it always looked quaint and welcoming; busy but not overcrowded. We had fabulous food, in a lovely setting with an older Greek man playing Greek music on an accordion; it was charming and romantic. We would recommend

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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

One of the most traditional taverns in hydra. Leonard Cohen loved this place and he wrote a poem for this tavern. The food was very nice, the atmo perfect; local musicians accompanied us to the end of our visit. The only drawback is that it is very very expensive.

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3  Thank andresit0
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The food was excellent but what made an impression the most was that the waiters took us to the fresh caught fish cooler and explained each fish and how they could prepare it for us. All the fish was fresh from that morning. Then they asked what we liked and gave great suggestions. We never even looked at the menu! The sardines are amazing!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stopped for for a lunch for 4 on a day drip to Hydra. Very pleasant surroundings and good service. Not the largest menu in town but the dishes they do serve are all very good. Take a look inside before ordering and a lot of the food is laid out in the large chiller at the back of the restaurant.We had 5 or so dishes, beers and all in at about a fiver ahead, excellent value. Very pretty setting in the shade and well worth a visit.

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1  Thank licksmith
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