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“The least effort expended. ”
Review of Samaria Restaurant

Samaria Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 32 Restaurants in Sfakia
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Sfakia, the most traditional region of Crete, we have been providing hospitality for almost 30 years. Welcome to Samaria Livikon Hotel & Restaurant offers an exquisite seaside restaurant for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu consists of a full palette of local Sfakian and traditional Cretan dishes, and international cuisine. All is freshly prepared by our staff in our modern and professional restaurant kitchen. You can eat outdoors on our shady terrace with full sea view, or indoors. Our friendly staff speaks Greek, English, German, French, and Russian, and can help you with choosing your meal. We also serve a selection of local Cretan wines, draft beers and many other beverages, and fresh Sfakian pastries. Our hotel and restaurant have many guests and groups that are visiting the hotel year after year, of which the staff is very proud.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ate here, it was not something we would do again. Slow service and the absolute minimum given to you. The setting is nice and it is busy but poor value for money.

Thank Alison L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We have visited Crete for many years and when ever we are in Hora Sfakion we always head straight to the Samaria Taverna and apartments. Situated right on the sea front they have a great selection of traditional dishes and some suitable for the less adventurous. Friendly, warm service, a pleasure to eat there. The apartments are clean but basically furnished however a great value for money. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

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Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner only 10% of the tables occupied yet service was quite slow and not that welcoming or friendly; had a Cretan salad which had cheese, dried figs, lettuce and pomegranates; and mussels cooked in tomatoes peppers and cheese sauce (tasty). Followed by 4 scoops of assorted ice cream- a soda and 2 glasses of white wine, the bill came to 32 euros. Nice table overlooking the beach with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

Thank Skin197
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Ordering a standard range of dishes, it is a typical restaurant for visitors. It has enough space to serve many people and is well decorated. We did not notice any special dish to suggest. The staff service could be more professional and quick provided that there were only a few people to serve at that time.

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Thank Vissaris K
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Having read so many good reviews, we were quite sure that a visit to Taverna Samaria would be a great experience, but alas, it was not to be......
On arrival the person guiding us to our table seemed quite friendly, but this changed when we took a bit longer to make our choice from the menu.
The food arrived at different times and we did not receive any cutlery to eat with. After a it of a wait, we decided to ask if we could have some and the response was non too friendly.
The last dish finally arrived and it was fairly thrown onto our table!
We found the food to be below average and very disappointing. When asked, we told them this and the reply was, "Well, you got what you asked for, didn't you?" Hard to believe.....
We travel to Crete every year and some of stay there for extended periods of time, but we will never return to Taverna Samaria!

Thank Neldekker
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