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Restaurant Socrates

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Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
+30 2897 031016
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have only just discovered this little gem and it was only minutes away from me my whole time. With it's traditional look,feel and fabulous welcome I just knew the food would live up to my expectations. I was not dispointed. Fresh,well cooked and flavoursome I am currently working my way through the daily specials. ....it the end of the... More 

Thank Jon G
Fourqueux, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very bland food, lamb and rice were tasteless as well as garlic bread. The owner is trying to compensate with his attitude but that was not enough. Quite expensive regarding to quality. We will not go back

Thank Ginie_B_78
Goole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Really good meal served by friendly staff . Family run, wife cooks , husband is front of house . A very pleasant evening.

Thank Pauline C
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Place with a character, nice and interesting. The hostess is very warm person. There is a good atmosphere in this restaurant. The food was like at home. I really liked Tzatziki!

Thank Anitkaparakhina
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely restaurant: family atmosphere, friendly, excellent fresh fish, complimentary raki. It is difficult to choose restaurants around this area, they are legion, but I do recommend this one: no pressure. Don't order the fish mezze unless you are really, really hungry!

Thank Shirley W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect food fab service and magic tricks a must visit whilst in Stallis. Owner is hillarious and very entertaining. Raki and honey soaked doughnuts on the house. One word excellent

Thank Jo S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If trip advisor would let me me say in one one word,I would say perfect! But it won't,so I will bang on about it instead,the gyros was amazing,the atmosphere was spot on and the host was funny,charming and informative,will without doubt be returning to see what the seafood is like

Thank Gareth Little G... J
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch, and chose the recommended fish. Excellent recommendation served by a very friendly Adonis Lironis. If you get a chance drop in. Highly recommended. Another glass of free Raki!

Thank MarcusWilliams
Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place was one of those we had used for having a lunch. I would recommend it especially for local / traditional Greek food.

Thank ivanRimsky
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a lovely meal here, the staff were very friendly and provided great service. Good choice on the menu, food was good. Not too expensive and the owner came round at the end with glasses of raki which was great.

Thank Hornchurch5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 031016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?