Before our visit to Vasiliki, I did some initial research online at Tripadvisor for restaurants. I am always keen on the ambience of the place so I managed to pick a few interesting ones and noted them down.
The dinner outdoors on the port of Vasiliki.
I use Tripadvisor mainly for finding restaurants.I do not always follow the ratings because in my experience they do not always reflect the quality of the food and speak for the ambience of the restaurant. Ratings, I found, are very personal. We all have different tastes in food and what I see as luxurious could be middle class for someone else. I have seen snack bars rated as number 1 on the top 5 restaurants in Tripadvisor. Hello, a snack bar" But Tripadvisor does the dirty job by helping me prune things out. Once I have shortlisted a number of restaurants I can further investigate, it is when I use Google to search for more detailed information, such as experiences of others and pictures.
In Vasiliki, all the restaurants I noted down did not pass my in-person quality check. Just as I have earlier said, Tripadvisor rating and comments are not the holy grail but they act as a guide, giving us an idea of the restaurant landscape of a village, town and city. While walking around and surveying the harbour, there was 1 restaurant that really stood out which was approved by the Dutchman and Dutch mother as well. This was Restaurant Miramare on the port area. But we have a problem ? they were full.
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GREEK HOSPITALITY AT RESTAURANT MIRAMARE
The good, nice-looking restaurants and strategically situated restaurants (this is so important for me!) are always busy. In addition, in the Greek Islands, the restaurants with an outdoor terrace on the beach and on the water?s edge are always the popular ones. They are also the first ones to get full. This was the case with Restaurant Miramare.
Their positioning in the port are...