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“Bad experience at a beautiful place”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Nefeles

Ranked #141 of 180 Restaurants in Fira
Cuisines: Greek
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Vaughan, Canada
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87 reviews
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“Bad experience at a beautiful place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

During the Mediterranean cruise we took this fall, the ship stopped at the best port of call on Oct 10. However this was also the place where we met the most unscrupulous business, a cafe named "Nefeles". After an exhausting walk up the mule path from the harbor, we reached to the donkey station at the top and turned left into an alley. There are many restaurants/cafes along the alley. Feeling a need to use the toilet, my wife and I walked into the side door of Nefeles, one of the cafes. We checked with the woman working in the back dinning room if we could use the toilet. She let us. But when we walked out of the place through the front door, a very unhappy man stopped us, he almost yelled at us for not buying anything from them. We got surprised, saying well if that is required, we certainly can do that. You don't have to be angry. We asked for a small coffee (4 euro), but he brought us a cappuccino (5.5 euro), clearly playing dumb. While sitting down in the front dining place, I turned on my Ipad to use their wi-fi to check email. But the guy owner just tried to confuse you, repeatedly saying "nefeles, nefeles...". Two couples were also sitting in the same area, all got confused. We just could not get connected without a password. The guy was playing dumb again. After a while another couple sitting in the corner walked over and told us the password was actually "aabb112233". With that we got the connection. After couple minutes, all of us including other two couples walked out. We did not touch the cappuccino. All of us were not happy at all. While we were leaving, we heard very clearly several tourists leaving the other dinning room and saying loudly to the owner: "We have never seen such dishonesty!", apparently the guy tried to rip them off, too. Santorini is incredible, but watch out for those restaurant owners who try to rip off tourists, They know you don't go there often. Too bad I did not take a photo of the place to post it here.

  • Visited October 2012
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