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“Perfect view with good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skala Restaurant

Skala Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 90 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: No Sunset View
Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect view with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

At first, we were attracted by the prefect view but I must say the food was also good. We ordered pork souvlaki and a seafood spaghetti. The pork was juicy and tasteful; the seafood was good but not the best, that's why I didn't give a 5 on this rating. The service is quick, price is reasonable considering the view you get.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chicago
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272 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“What's not to like?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We happened upon Skala Restaurant literally by accident. We had been wandering through the village and when we came upon Skala, I recognized the name from Trip Advisor so we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed.
First of all, it is well situated--a rooftop café over looking the caldera with the cascading white traditional cave houses on the cliff reflecting the sunset colors made us feel like we were on a magic carpet, AND the adjacent donkey path provided unending entertainment. It was busy, but we were well served and best of all, never rushed to turn over the table as it became more crowded.
We enjoyed a fresh green salad with a honey-vinegar dressing and crunchy sesame seeds, and the yummy calamari stuffed with feta and spinach on rice was a tasty treat. We rounded it out with a few Mythos beers and couldn't have asked for more.
We so enjoyed our meal and the ambience that we returned later in the week for traditional mousalaka, and of course donkey braying and the glow of the rainbow sunset transforming the village into a fairytale.
Tasty, fresh food and the view...perfection!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great view of the caldera but the food was just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

The view from the restaurant is stunning. We don't remember much about the food. The service was OK, neither friendly nor unfriendly. Maybe they just rely on the location to bring in the custom. Maybe it's just the end of a long season.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PGL3
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Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Came for the view. Food was a bonus.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Food tastes great and the beer is smooth when you have a view like we had at Skala. We selected Skala based on the Tripadvisor sticker. It was an excellent choice. Almost all the tables have great views. It gets busy, so go early or late. Service was efficient, but not overly friendly.The menu focuses on Greek dishes and the prices are a little high, but you are paying for the magnificent view. My wife had the eggplant and I the Musaka. Both were very good. If you want the total, inspiring visual experience of Santotini, get a table at Skala. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Geelong, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We came here after advice from our hotel owner that the food was not too touristy. It was exactly what we wanted. Nothing amazing but it hit the spot. Great view.

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