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“Great then bad!!”
Review of Apostoli's Kafeion

Apostoli's Kafeion
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Pothia
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Well it might be if you go for a meal and it is fantastic not to go back because you are bound to be disappointed. we had a grat meal here and came bad for our last night and that is what happened. The service was great the first time and so was the food and the price was excellent. the second time the waiter just didn't want to be there and the food wasn't cooked as well and they overcharged us on our bill.

However the view is to die for

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Thank James M
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Reviewed July 13, 2007

Apostoli runs this traditional family Kafeoin on the harbour front in Pothia, the port of Kalymnos. His pastries and deserts are all traditional specialities of the island and are justifiably famous. The best know desert is called "Galaktoboureko" and ia a cross betweem a semolina desert and baklava - hard to describe you have to try it but v. tasty. Apostoli's is not touristy and this is reflected in the very reasonable prices. Another advantage is the pictures of old Pothia on the walls giving an interesting insight into the port in its sponge fishing heyday and some dramatic photos of the tidal wave it suffered in the 1950's.

Kalymnos is like the Clapham Junction of the Greek ferry system in the Dodecanese and there is a constant stream of Greeks in transit who hop up to Apostoli's to have the best coffee on Kalymnos and to take his deserts home as a very welcome gift when visiting families and friends.

This is a big change from the traditional policy:

Equo ne credite, Teucri
Quidquid id est,
timeo Danaos et dona ferentis

Do not trust the Horse, Trojans
Whatever it is,
I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts

Virgil (Aeneid)

Incidentally there is now a new Greek word,"Nokiaphobia", a fear of walking into a Greek using a mobile phone!


2  Thank daithai
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