By far the best place to eat in Skala. Eleni and Socrates are the most hospitable people you will ever meet, and the food is to die for....
Hands down the best restaurant in Skala and the only one we found that served authentic greek cuisine, rather than the disappointing restaurants on the main strip
Hello there, I'm hoping to contact Jimmy or Denise - its Davina here - hopefully you remember the Crazy Scot who worked in your fantastic restaurant for a few months in the summer of 2000 ?? Denise remember your trip to Scotland ;o) I think you know I now live in Australia but am coming over to see you lovely lot this year - I have lost all your contact details so please respond if you get this. Love to all the family xxxx
The food here is very good and we have eaten here countless times, but we were disappointed after the 'run-in' we had with the owner and subsequent treatment by the up-till-then very welcoming staff - see my comment under the Accommodation heading. It seems they don't take into account the fact that you are good customers both in terms of spending a lot of money in the taverna and on the hire of the rooms (via Olympic) above. It's a shame that the experience we had with the owner and his accommodation means that we won't be back, even to eat.
We've been to Skala 3 times now and this has to be my favorite Greek Taverna. Make sure you try the daily specials which are good value for money and very authentic.
This is an excellent family run restaurant. You are made to feel very welcome and everyone obvioulsy works very hard to deliver great food and service. We have been going to Greece for years and I have to say they did the best mousaka I have ever tasted! Another restaurant not to miss in Skala!
Penny you seem to contradict yourself! On one hand you say there was little choice, yet on the other you suggest you would have eaten there again?
We only ate here once as we were a little dissapointed, however the staff were godo and the food was good. There was very little selection. If we had not discovered another retaurant that we preferred we would have eaten here again
Just returned from Skala and unfortunately only discovered this delightful family run restaurant towards the end of our holiday, but were hooked immediately. My wife suffers from Coeliac disease and cannot eat Wheat, Flour or Gluten. The staff could not have been more helpful and instantly recognised the condition and provided a comprehensive list of food for my wife to choose from. The food that we ordered was wonderful and the best that we had eaten on the island and very reasonable too. We particularly recommend the Dolomades and Beef Stiffado, which are freshly prepared by the mother.
Both Staff and owners were extremely friendly with a high quality of food and atmosphere that you’d expect from a good Greek taverna. Thank you very much to you all and dont leave it too late!
Ate at the wonderful Socrates Taverna over the first two weeks of June. The food and hospitality are the very best and you only have to read my past comments to appreciate that this is somewhere very special.
Good Greek food very good service
If you want traditional and cheap Greek food then this is the place to go. The lamb kleftico just fell off the bone and the stuffed rolls of pork were delicious. Service is the best, obviously a family run concern. The people eating there obviously came back every night as they never even looked at the menu outside and were instantly recognised by the staff. It's not often we get to desserts but the owner tempted us into the chocolate brownies and I have never tasted one so nice It's a shame we didn't find this little gem earlier in our holiday or we would have eaten there every night!
This was our favourite restaurant and ate here most nights as the food was gorgeous especially the taz kebab which I'm still dreaming about and the home made desserts were an absolute must from greek specialities to cheese and chocolate cake. The staff were friendly and waved when we went past even if we weren't eating there that night. We liked the atmosphere here as they didn't rush or bother you, it was very relaxed, you could sit there ages after your meal chatting with a coffee. It is situated by the roman villa, if you walk down the road passed Kaliva and Gallera, it's right at the end. I don't know whether because of the location it seems quieter than the other restaurants but it is no reflection on the food as it is the best by far - please don't let it put you off and going in. Once you've tried their food, you'll be going back again and again.
Have to apologise for not adding a comment before. We actually got back from Skala just over three weeks ago (where has the time gone). We found Socrates on our fourth night and ate there every night bar one after that (that was in Argostoli and we had to send the food back, but that's another story). Everyone made us very welcome especially Dimitri, who insisted we try the amazing desserts made by his sister-in-law every night and more often than not towards the end of our stay told us what we were eating!! He was never wrong and gained great pleasure from our enjoyment.
We loved this Taverna. It's just about as authentic Greek as you will get (no dodgy garlic margerine here). I had a delicious plate of Sole fish fillets served with garlic and olive oil mash, and my husband had their homemade meatballs - it was served with a side order of Greek beans and beetroot salad and was just fab. Definitely recommend - if you can find it!! You need to follow the signs for the Roman Villa and keep going for another hundren yards.
Well, I guess we must have caught them on an off day! Although the staff were lovely, there wasn't a lot of choice on the menu and I ordered fresh sea bream but it was so overcooked it was really chewy. We had the house red which was 'thin' but drinkable. A disappointing meal.
Can't beat the place in our opinion, although I appreciate that others will have their favourite little spot in Skala.
This is definitely the best taverna in Skala and is a pleasant surprise at the back of the square behind the Roman Villa. Very friendly with excellent Greek dishes and all reasonably priced. Importantly it retained a calm and peaceful atmosphere even in high season when some of the other local restaurants turned eating into an urgent production line process. The specials are just that! Denise even suggested one or two starters that did not appear on the menu at all.
Undoubtedly the best taverna in Skala, with fresh food prepared daily.