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“Lovely place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aktaion

Aktaion
Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Firostefani
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This restaurant is also by a small parking area just off the Oia road, and has a sunset view of the caldera.
Lausanne, Switzerland
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

While walking from Imerovigli to Fira, we found this little taverna that looked a bit more authentic than the other ones (if possible in Santorini) and decided to stop there for diner.
The staff was very kind, the food came out quite fast, the food was very good (not excellent but good for a taverna) but the best attribute of this place is definitely the view. We were lucky to experience the sunset there and it was stunning.
Definitely recommend for a nice romantic diner in a taverna that feels more authentic.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline R
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wow Genuine Greek food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

my husband and I went to this restaurant during our stay in Santorini, its a nice small family restaurant that has been in existence for over 90 years! and has been passed down from generation to generation, our place mat had old pictures of the restaurant and showed the owners and when it first started which really nice to see. We were really looking for a place to eat genuine home made style Greek food and we certainly found it! we sat inside because it was full and really enjoyed listening to the greek music in the background, I ordered a Moussaka which was the best ever I have tasted and I am not easy to please when it comes to food, with each mouthful I was in heaven, my husband ordered a kebab dish on freshly made pita bread which he loved so much he ordered another plate, we shared a panacotta for dessert with a sweet fruit preserve and that was also divine, this is a place I would highly recommend and is a must if you are in Santorini !!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elsie A
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Dined at Aktaion on our first night in Greece - what a welcome! Food was traditional, service was good and we really enjoyed the setting on the patio.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jamie D
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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234 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Best dinner in Santorini”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I really loved this family-run restaurant. The waiters were so friendly and it's an adorable little place; we chose the tables on the sidewalk that had an incredible view. The best part was the food!!!! We shared zucchini pie (so incredibly delicious), pureed fava beans with smoked herring, and the moussaka, which was mouth-watering and even more delicious than the zucchini pie. Highly recommend the moussaka; it was fabulous!!

I don't understand some of the other reviews and how they had bad experiences, especially with the moussaka. I would not hesitate to come here at all. We tried many different restaurants in our 5 days here and this one was by far the best.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Walk on By”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

My partner and I visited here, after walking past it daily, so we decided to pop in.

We sat outside, under the cover. But, it was very windy that night and napkins were blowing away and everything was a bit haphazard. There were only two waiters on duty and frankly, the wait for our dinner was really NOT worth it.

We both chose the same main dish, which was kebab in a tomato and garlic sauce. The sauce tasted as though it had come out of a tin and had the look of tomato passata. There was nothing special about it, no herbs or anything added to it.

We ordered a mixed Greek salad with our meal and we did specify that we wanted to eat this with our meal, rather than separately. However, this was served separately and we HAD to eat it because by the time our mains arrived, we were starving.

Service with a smile goes a long way in the hospitality industry, even if the food is rubbish. If your hosts are greeting you with friendliness then you can almost forgive them about the food.

In this case neither applied.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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