2008 holidaying in Koroni we decided to return to Ag. Andreas for lunch. This time we ate at Akroyali, it having a menu so at least we could look at prices. It proved to be a good choice, with good quality food, huge portions and good prices.
It's positioned on the pretty harbourside, surrounded by pots of colourful flowers, it's blue tables and chairs set out on a shady terrace. All the wooden chairs have different hand painted pictures on the backs of them, beautifully painted.
Again, we were suprised how quiet everywhere was. The other clientele was the priest,enjoying an Amstel whilst busy on his mobile phone!!
Favorite Dish: Philip devoured a plate of deliciously puffy cheese pies here one morning. (4 euros.)
Fassolakia: 5 euros
Kalamaria: 6 euros
Wine half kilo:2.50
Food was delicious although too large a portions!!!
The first year we ate here it was throbbing with locals (mainly young men to view Poppy the owner). It was a great atmosphere and the food was mainly good and cheaper than in Chrani. (It was on the main road about two kms. south of Khrani.)
The sevice was excellent, considering Poppy didn't speak much English.
The following year it was very quiet, almost as if the season hadn't really started, but then it was a lot colder this year. We were still made to feel welcome.
Favorite Dish: The menu translation was something else. How do you fancy a" blast of wind"? Somehow it translated to Saganaki!!!
I particularly enjoyed the Giro Plate which was literally a plateful of giro meat and salad sitting on an open pitta bread. The cost? A mighty 3.50eur. Excellent. My mouth is watering as I write this!
Sample prices: souvlaki pitta----- 1eur.
1/2 kilo krassi----1.40eur.
We were also given free apple, honey and walnut, coffee and the second year free toast with olive oil and olives.
On our second visit to Khrani a brand new taverna had just opened for the season. Newly built it was a pleasant, low rise simple building set in a newly planted garden. Plenty of parking space also.
Hellas was pretty busy when we were there, the young Greek lads rushing about the place.
Prices were similar to Socrates.
We discovered the place belonged to last year's cook at Socrates!! Competition, what??
All very low key with amazing toilets. You definately wanted to visit again. A nice family atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Again they had a specials board and a standard menu. We had shrimps a few times but the home cooked items were the best. The briam was delicious and I am most definately not a vegetarian!!!
Were given an ouzo on the house after every meal.
Socrates is next door to Georges Apartments and was very popular in 2003 and 2004.
2003 the waiter was a very capable Dutch man, extremely efficient and very fast. Not very Greek but the restaurant was owned by a Greek family. The atmosphere was more continental than Greek due to the large amount of Dutch patronising the place.
2004 the waiter was an Australian/Greek returned to find his roots. A very gentle, friendly man. We very much enjoyed our evenings here, both years.
Favorite Dish: There is a blackboard specials offering special fish and cooked dishes, changing regularly and the standard menu which included pizza.
Our favourite dish was stiffado and our son's the cheese and tomato pizza! The stiffado was in a wonderfully rich gravy with whole onions. Superb.
The local wine was o.k.(the white better than the red) at 3eur. a kilo.