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“Fabulous view”
Review of Achilles Well - CLOSED

Achilles Well
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fantastic traditional restaurant, off the normal tourist trail.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I cannot think of another eatery in the world with a view like this place. High in the mountains overlooking a panorama of Aegean splendor. The food was very good especially the garlic mushrooms but the descent to the facilities was perilous. Much favoured by walking groups and tour parties which means that delays at lunchtime may be quite long, however, it is usually worth the wait..

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1  Thank Nick B
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

my wife and i discovered this place last week, during our holiday at lesbos island.
in 1 week, we went 4 days to eat again in this fantastic restaurant!
not only the view is excellent, also the food !!
always fresh and traditional ingredients.
a must for everyone who has holiday in this area !!

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1  Thank koen367
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you stay in either Petra,Molyvos or Anaxos this resteraunt is a must.It is in Petri just up from Petra. High up in the mountain and the view of Petra and the sunset is stunning and that is just a smallpart of the delights there. All food is fresh and from the local farmer and the selection fabulous, ranging from a vat variety of starters to outstanding main courses finishing with your traditional Greek deserts.
We where given a variety of starters Mushrooms in garlic,little fish,aocket salad with parmesan and a mouthwatering dressing, There where stuffed zuchinni flowers, tszasiki, cab salad, cheese salad oh i could goon for ever, it was soooo tasty.
Main courses, well what can i say....Goat with lemoney potatoes was fantastic, rabbit stifado absolutely mouth watering,lamb kleftico or with lemoney potatoes, calamari, pork steaks ooooooh everything out of this world.
The staff where wonderful and the cook was a lady and so friendly, her food excels her and shedoes it all herself. I would just like to thank them for this fanatstic food and say we'll see you next year and we can't wait.
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Thank cazbaby9
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

The tavern 'Achilles Well' in the little mountain village Petri on Lesbos is worth a journey. The view from the terrasse is spectacular, the food is excellent, very authentic and underpriced rather than overpriced, and the service very welcoming and friendly.
Most of the time, it is the owner himself who takes orders and brings the food.
At first sight, this tavern might look like any other on Lesbos. But what is so particular is that the owner takes the trouble to buy the best local products for his restaurants: He travels to remote mountain villages for buying artisanal bread (baked on a fire of the wood of olive trees or the kernals of olives), meat from a traditional butcher who buys the animals on the island, fish from the local fishermen, and vegetables directly from the farmers.
Traditional dishes include goat in tomatoe sauce, lamb in lemmon sauce, various fried or grilled meats and fish, as well as a vartiety of vegetarian dishes and salads. And he makes the best dolmades (rice in wine leaves) of the island.
The house wine he serves (red or white) is so much better than anything else of the kind you find in restaurants on Lesbos: Again, these are traditionally made wines, very aromatic, excellent quality for house wines.
The place is open all year (with the exception of March), during the summer months they serve also breakfast and lunch. This is where the local people go to celebrate the visits of their cousins who have emmigrated to remote countries.
But tourists are just as welcome and will find a unique spirit of hospitality at this tavern.
In the summer of 2012, less people than usual visit Lesbos. And even 'Achilles Well' is affected by the European crisis. Thus, no need of making a reservation, no danger of having to wait for a table for long hours.
Just take the turn from the road in Petra: the road is narrow, but easy to drive, you can park by the restaurant, and you will enjoy a unique meal and view and hospitality.

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1  Thank cjf55no
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This place is really very special. The views are spectacular, especially at sunset making it a perfect haunt for couples looking for a really special evening that oozes romance. The food is outstanding - the staff respectful and polite; friendly if you want a chat but they seem very aware that couples might only have eyes for each other! :)

Thank katvgal
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