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“Fantastic Desserts. Fantastic Service.”
Review of Aktaion

Aktaion
Ranked #8 of 13 Dessert in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic Desserts. Fantastic Service.”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is the only place in Naxos for desserts. Of the 8 nights we spent on Naxos we stopped here nearly every night!

Aktaion has it all; they do a variety of coffees, even offer very good cocktails, and of course they do exceptional desserts.

My personal favourite was the millefeuille (as shown on both pictures) it was amazing, not too heavy and not too sweet. Just right. My girlfriend really liked the ravani (also on one of the pictures), apparently it's one of the best she's ever tried. She also liked the walnut pie with a generous scoop of pistachio ice cream. So there is certainly a lot to choose from, they cater for all tastes.

On one occasion we shared a millefeuille 'special' that came with a pot of melted chocolate. It was really tasty and more than big enough for two, too big in fact! On our last night we decided to buy a bag of macaroons for the ferry the next day; the coffee was very good but the vanilla one was stunning.

On a side note they also serve Erdinger on draft which is a nice change every now and again.

I would definitely recommend visiting Aktaion when in Naxos. There's so much choice, the cocktails are decent (they are a standard price of 8 euro) and the service is very friendly and attentive. You can also be sure of a nice selection of nibbles no matter what you call in for.

Visited July 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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321 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best desert place in Naxos!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had breakfast there which was okay but the desert is marvelous! i never had a good thin waffle with praline and ice cream like this every. I highly recommend it!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Naxos, Greece
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Desserts' place”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Aktaion has great desserts, cakes, coffees,sandwiches.There you can taste both traditional sweets and the 'something different' that you are looking for. The prices are ok and the staff fine. The waffles are nothing much in my opinion but there are plenty desserts to ask for, so don't worry.The view is great and the decoration of tables is very clever.

  • Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best desserts in town!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We just loved the vibe and food at this pastry shop. We made friends with the staff , one guy in particular who spoke great English. The selection of desserts is amazing and the Stevia range is fantastic - looks and tastes fabulous but come in at about half the calories. When we left , our friend gave us a beautifully wrapped box of almond pastries to bring home - now in what other country in the world can you get that kind of hospitlality? Go to Greece and Naxos in particular if you love the beach, sea and great people! We will definitely be back.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“From the best in Greece”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

To be honest, I have a very sweet tooth that it always demands the best in sweets and deserts all over the world. I had visited AKTAION during my holidays in Naxos in 2010 due to recommendations for the best "amygdalota " - Greek islands speciality made by pure almond's paste, rose-water and icing sugar, likely marzipan or les Callisons in South France - that I'm crazy for. Then, I found out my own treasures island. An incredible range of fine products inspired by the Viennese and the Parisian tradition: from chocolates and fondants to macaroons and ice-creams all incredible tasteful. Excellent ingredients in unexpected combinations created by their inspired and mostly creative chef de patisserie. I am a regular to patisseries throughout Greece. AKTAION is from the very best and you can enjoy them sitting in it's pleasant atmosphere in the sea front.Don't miss the amygdalota- in 3 different flavours actually; simply delicious

  • Visited September 2012
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