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Offline Noopsy

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Restaurants in Plakias
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:16:04 PM »
I've recently finished drawing up a list of restaurants which I've settled on when I visit Plakias.  It's not a comprehensive list of all restaurants there, and the comments I make focus on features that are of importance to me.  In short, I've produced it purely for my own benefit.  But others, particularly those new to the resort, may find it useful as a quick overview of what is available in the way of places to eat out.

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »
I've eaten at Sophia regularly over several years and have never had a problem with the meat. However, I only eat what is on display in the window - that's one of the reasons I go there; I like to see what I'm going to eat before it's served.
I agree the service is friendly. In 2011 Babbis and George were working there, both having been at Gorgona previously. They're both great guys.

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 02:16:06 PM »
Restaurant reviews are very subjective but I certainly agree that Mousses is the cheapest of the tavernas in Plakias and whilst it might not be the best in terms of quality it is one of the best and the staff are very friendly.

Last year both Mousses and Sifis often brought raki in a jug rather than a single small glass.

My limited experience of Medousa is that Babis always brings a glass of tap water with your meal.

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:34:03 PM »
Thanks Noopsey thats really helpful and has whetted my appetite for September.

Which taverna sells the best stifado?

Unsure of the greek translation of some of the tavernas - is there any chance these could be added?

Best wishes Nora

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 09:28:41 PM »
Hi Nora,
The best stifado we have had was at Lysseos restaraunt just by the bridge. Always one of the first meals we have in Plakias.
Pete&Dawn
(Now resident in NSW Australia, hoping to return at some time in the future)

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 09:29:20 PM »
Thanks Pete and Dawn - Lysseos s on my 1st night radar now.

Hope you are settling into Australia, my mum and Dad are there at the moment and loving every minute of it.

Best wishes Nora x

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 04:48:17 PM »
Never tried Lysseos in 7 visits to Plakias. Karen's veggie and they've never had anything that's appealed to her. Hope to try it one dy though.

Offline Mike from Sussex

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 08:29:39 PM »
Thanks Noopsey thats really helpful and has whetted my appetite for September.

Which taverna sells the best stifado?

Unsure of the greek translation of some of the tavernas - is there any chance these could be added?

Best wishes Nora

Nora,

See below, hope this helps.

ΜΕΔΟΥΣΑ – Medousa

ΛΥΣΑΙΟΣ – Lysseos

ΧΑΡΑΚΑΣ – Harakas

ΚΡΙ-ΚΡΙ - Kri Kri

ΣΗΦΗΣ – Sifi’s

ΚΟΡΑΛΙ-Korali

ΣΟΦΙΑ – Sofia

ΜΟΥΣΕΣ – Mousses

ΓΙΟ-ΜΑ - Gio-Ma

ΚΑΣΤΡΟ – Kastro

ΑΤΛΑΝΤΗΣ – Atlantis

ΟΤΑΣΟΜΑΝΩΛΗΣ - Tasomanolis

ΣΙΡΟΚΟ – Sirocco

ΑΠΑΝΕΜΟ - Apanemo

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 10:19:03 PM »
Many thanks Mike. There is definately plenty of tavernas to choose from. Can't wait to sample them all....

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 12:20:08 PM »
I've eaten at Sophia regularly over several years and have never had a problem with the meat.
The reason why I've added a cautionary note (to myself, mind) was that in 2010 I ate there the night before I went back home.  The following day I suddenly had the most awful bout of diarrhoea on the plane (very inconvenient and very unpleasant), and an upset stomach for weeks afterwards.  So the prime suspect was the Sophia, though it could have been the Medousa where I had eaten the night before that.  Previously, I too had eaten at the Sophia many times without any ill effects, but you know the saying:  "Once bitten..."   

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2012, 12:33:08 AM »
These are the places where we have enjoyed eating out at on our trips to Plakias:

Medousa-always good value. Babis still present but takes more of a back seat these days and lets his son and daughter do most of the running around.
Antonis Place-Well worth a stroll along the bay to visit. Nikos the owner is a nice guy to deal with.
Kri-Kri-Farmers Pizza with Feta is fantastic.
Lysseos-Good food as well but the chicken curry is a hoot-it's curry but not as we know it Jim...
Tasomanolis-Always enjoy a meal here.
Sifis-Good value basic food and he has always put himself out to put together something for us when have arrived in Plakias at 1pm in the morning!
Corali-Good Value. Yannis the owner is a really nice guy to know.
Mouses-Wife likes it here, probably too much choice on the menu-I have a 'beef' about this.
Siroko-Had good experiences here.

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 07:55:13 AM »


   Nikos the owner ?   Dont tell Antonis!!

                 Barny.
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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 05:19:53 PM »
There is a very good range of tavernas in Plakias, and despite several visits I haven't eaten in all of them.  Perhaps we will branch out this year. There are some we have eaten in but wouldn't go back to, but these are the same ones that others enjoy, and vice versa.

Noopsy mentions wheelchair access in some of the tavernas.  A word of caution on wheelchair access in Plakias - ramps can be as steep as around 1:3 (3 metres forward for every 1 metre up/down - good practice is 1:20) - some have a ramp made to the same steepness as the stairs.  Some ramps even have a step at the bottom. Several of the tavernas and bars have level access to the eating area.  Many tavernas have made no attempt at accessibility, so perhaps we should give 2 cheers to those that have at least tried.  The ramps are probably there for deliveries really, and the same goes for the ramps in some of the shops.  If you are going to give it a go, you and/or your pusher will have to have some muscles and probably a stiff drink to face some of the ramps.

Arnaki (occasional wheelchair user and regular Plakias visitor)

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 09:57:05 PM »
I want to make a strong recommendation for the Vrisi tavern in Myrthios.  It is a beautiful building next to the restaured laundry place in Myrthios, nicely built with indoor and outdoor space and nicely decorated.  Beatuful view over the Plakias Bay during the day and at night.  Excellent food at prices equal to any other tavern in Plakias.  And of course with the wonderful service of Freddie who used to be the sunbed man at the Far End up until 2010.  A place not to miss on your next visit to Plakias.

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Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2012, 11:07:57 AM »
I want to make a strong recommendation for the Vrisi tavern in Myrthios.  It is a beautiful building next to the restaured laundry place in Myrthios, nicely built with indoor and outdoor space and nicely decorated.  Beatuful view over the Plakias Bay during the day and at night.  Excellent food at prices equal to any other tavern in Plakias.  And of course with the wonderful service of Freddie who used to be the sunbed man at the Far End up until 2010.  A place not to miss on your next visit to Plakias.

Will be visiting this Taverna, looks a fun place with beautiful views.
Vrissi Taverna Website http://www.tavernavrisi.gr/
YouTube video of Freddie Dancing http://youtu.be/yeE9pOjdA-E