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“little gem”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetizers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Small place,but very busy,you may have to wait for a table.The reason,simply the best food,service and atmosphere in the village.Will be returning soon

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Thank billplug
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Managed to get table without booking. I think we were extremely lucky, as place was very busy when we left!!
Good hosts. The brothers were very funny, looked after us during the meal. Food was very good, and the cake before the bill a welcome surprise!

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

really very good food served by really nice guys the flavours were fantastic and the best chips I've ever had

Thank patandal
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was truly blown away but the friendliness of the guys at the alchemist. My wife and I visited last night with our 2 1/2 year old son and were made to feel very welcome. We sat at the bar to start with as, indicated by the other reviews, its a busy place. Costas, the barman and owner (along with his brother), made us drinks with a smile and a laugh and kept our son very much entertained. Once we sat down for food we were very impressed by the quality of the tapas and the lamb kleftiko. We were looking for some authentic cretian food and this didn't disappoint. The meal was completed with a lovely desert and some shots of raki. The friendliness of the other diners was also impressive and added to an excellent evening. I very much recommend you visit the alchemist if you're in the area!

1  Thank adammartinwilson
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We had to wait very very long for a table, because we hadn't made a reservation. But it was worth it. It is the busiest place in the village. Excellent food for the price you pay. Veryfriendly staff (2 brothers, mam in the kitchen). Cosy place, great atmosphere.

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Thank Willeke A
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