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Xeri Elia Douskos

| Plateia Hydras, Hydra Town 18040, Greece
+30 2298 052886
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (16 reviews)
“moussaka” (13 reviews)
“ate here” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
| Plateia Hydras, Hydra Town 18040, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's been recommended by our hotel - most likely the best one in town. We ordered grilled octopus and might as well chewed on a rubber tube. The waiters couldn't be bothered serving in a decent manner. Don't be fooled by the romantic setting. Plenty...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It does not have sea view, it is inside the town, it is exactly what you need during a hot day after site seeing on the Hydra Island. The food is good, you can find very fresh fish and it is not a touristic trap....More

Thank LikeFood1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to come to sit under the tree where Leonard Cohen and friends met. It is a lovey spot pervaded by peace and a sense of spirit.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Xeri Elia Douskas! The setting, under a vine covered bower, is so picturesque. Service is prompt and friendly. The servers did well with large groups as well as couples. The first night, we split a Greek salad and Moussaka. The moussaka was really...More

Thank Gasparilla1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leonard Cohen's favourite taverna. We ate here twice whilst on a walking holiday on Hydra. The food cannot be faulted and the atmosphere excellent. We sat outside and inside both very good. Two very enjoyable evenings.

Thank jerambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic restaurant in the heart of Hydra, ran by the family since generations. They have fresh fish and sometimes entertainment. We went there with large groups and had a good time.

Thank poutika26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here three times! We love food and were so pleased with the authenticity of the food as well as the pleasant setting. We sat outside beneath the trees. Staff helped us to choose our meals so that we would not over-order, which is...More

Thank sylvia0214
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dedicated owner, friendly, service minded staff, excellent food and drink at very moderate prices! We returned several evenings! There was music, dancing in the street and singing!

Thank Ingvar5205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked the hotel owner which restaurant would he go with his local friends and he told me that this is one of the oldest restaurants in Hydra and they serve typical Greek dishes. I went there and had the best lunch for a long...More

Thank aaz148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tavern Xeri Elia was recommended to us by our hotel owner as one of the oldest taverns on Hydra Island and serving traditional greek Food. We were not disappointed. Staff was very attentive, food (we had seafood ) was delicious and service was great!

Thank Eva E
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Holger T
Hello, I might have left my mobile phone (black Nokia 1320) on June 22nd 2016 to your restaurant. In case you find it, please let me know. With kind regards, Holger Tilk mobile: +3725133859
24 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Plateia Hydras, Hydra Town 18040, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Saronic Gulf Islands  >  Hydra  >  Hydra Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2298 052886
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