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“A green, peaceful refuge from the busy streets of Rhodes”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Socratous Garden

Socratous Garden
Ranked #1 of 19 Nightlife in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Isle of Man
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A green, peaceful refuge from the busy streets of Rhodes”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have Tripadvisor to thank for telling me about this place. We visited on our first day in Rhodes and made regular return visits. After the roasting hot, crowded streets Socratous Garden is an oasis of calm, with comfortable seating, lots of mature trees to provide shade and running water to provide a lovely background sound. Some people might consider the piped Greek music a bit naff but it wasn't intrusive and we thought it added to the atmosphere - it was far better to listen to than the dreadful squeeze boxes of the Rumanian beggar kids elsewhere in the old town. The service was very good and most of the waiters could communicate in English, French and Russian. The food was good, the beer was cold. Instead of Mythos beer which is available everywhere, try draught Zythos Vap which is good and seems to be a well-kept secret; it's rarely advertised but I preferred it to Mythos.

The one thing that really did surprise me about Socratous Garden was that they didn't have anybody stationed on the street outside touting for business. I'd never have known that it existedt without the help of Tripadvisor and Google Earth and I'm sure they would get a lot more visitors if they had somebody outside. Every time we visited there were lots of empty tables, which was a big contrast to the crowded street cafes and bars. I'm not complaining about this because I loathe crowded places! It's located towards the top end of Socratous Street on the right as you head uphill.

The toilets were clean every time we visited (being a bloke I never used to pay much attention to toilets but Mrs DIGR says I should) and they had all the stuff that you don't realise you need until it's not there, like locks on the doors, toilet paper and soap.

I really can't imagine why anybody could fail to like this place but I see that a few reviewers haven't enjoyed it as much as we did. Somebody has said it's a bit "touristy". Well it's a restaurant which caters for tourists, so what can you expect?

Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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Bighton, United Kingdom
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“Magical evening”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Brilliant location for a drink and light meal under the trees and stars.

The staff are very attentive, and even when the tourist area is really busy, there seems to be time and space in the garden.

Visited June 2014
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Wythall
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“lovely setting,”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

lovely setting in the middle of old Rhodes town, service very good. well worth a visit. food is good

Visited June 2014
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the hague
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“Wonderful green space in Old Town but a bit touristy”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Enter this wonderful space in the middle of Old Town Rhodes to take a break from the bustling touristy streets and the unforgiving summer heat. Its green lush garden with sprinkling water fountains will instantly make you feel relaxed. That is, if it's not too busy causing service to melt down. Food is good but it is a tad touristy (like so many taverns) and therefore a bit pricey for what you get.
Tip: avoid lunch peak time and go there in morning or late afternoon for a beer or frappe.
Tip2: for lunch, "get lost" in the less touristy streets of Old Town and you will find more authentic places that serve better food for less.

Visited May 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“excellent service”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

beautiful surroundings with lovely staff.Big selection of cocktails and good food.A little piece of paradise.you wont be disappointed.This place is truly greek a lovely place to relax before continuing on youre walk around the old town.

Visited June 2014
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