Taverna Gorgona (Greece) : Review

5047 48 AVE
LADNER, B.C.
V4K 1W1

V: 29th September 2018      T:  604.946.9111  W: www.tavernagorgona.com

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Today I visited this area of Crete, as I like to travel and see places when I go on holiday.

I passed here walking to some sights and a guy came out to try and pull us in, but I wasn’t hungry at that point so I said maybe later (he probably thought I was just saying that).

After taking in more sights my stomach told me its time for some food, so I decided to keep my word and head back.

The sea view from this location was very nice and added to the relaxing atmosphere.

Since I was here I wanted to try something different, as I always go for burgers so I went with the Calamari.

The Food…

Starter

CALAMARI 13.95

crispy squid seasoned with spices, fresh dill and onions served with tzatziki

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On arrival, this was a good sized portion, so I was happy as I was very hungry.

As you can see from the photo, you have your tentacles and your more traditional rings of calamari.

Perfection! the tentacles and the rings were cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. The flavour was good from the batter, and with some extra mayo.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall I have no complaints, the view and the food was really good.

As I drank my nice cold beer and looked out at the sea I was very relaxed.

If I visited again I would come back here.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Hotel Mediterraneo (Greece, Crete): Review

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L, Chersonisos 700 14, Greece

V: 26th September 2018      T:  +30 2897 025328  W: www.mediterraneohotel.gr


It’s taken me this long to write this up, deliberately as I wanted to make sure I had enough detail and also have the Greece Vlog videos completed.
This is my first visit to Greece (Crete), and I booked my holiday via a travel agency and this was where I would be staying for 5 nights.
I arrived at night so I didn’t get much time to see anything, but this is what my room looked like.
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Bedroom Area :

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This was very nice and spacious, but the one issue was the bed.
Every time I moved even just a little, it squeaked!! so when I did move more it was squeak squeak squeak…so my sleeping habit had to be changed to not move much.

Bathroom :

For the standard of hotel, this was nice and very clean.
The only issue here for me was the shower had a curtain which I am not a fan off, and the shower head really needed changing as the metal/silver plating was chipping off.

I booked all inclusive, which I have not done for many many years.
What this meant was you got your food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and all your drinks….well if it was alcoholic it had to be local wine, local beer etc so all local products which was fine for me.
For me personally the food was just so so, I could see they catered for all but they didn’t really have many Greek dishes which really disappointed me.
The food each day didn’t really change, so I started to get bored with seeing the same foods.
Don’t get me wrong what I did eat was nice, just not amazing….for the Greek food I had to travel to different restaurants near me or when I took a trip somewhere.

Location :

I wish I had booked somewhere else, but I only found out by doing some travelling.
The beach which is a short walk from the hotel is so so more rocky than sandy beach as I was expecting. So another disapointment as I couldnt really, go and sun on the beach here.
About a 20min walk to the left of the hotel you can find a local SPAR where you can get drinks, food etc so this was useful when I was going a trip or two to get some water bottles.
Due to me not being someone who just sits in the hotel 24/7 I visited a few places :

1. Heraklion

To travel here it takes around 40 mins by bus from the hotel.

2. Malia

This is a very nice tourist area, with many shops, restaurants and a great beach.
10-12 mins by bus from this hotel.

3. Lerapetra

Here is a very nice place to visit, and one I would recomend either going via a company or doing yourself.

4. Spinalonga

While in Crete I visited the island of Spinalonga, officially known as Kalydon. Here is a short walk around video, but please do take the tour it’s really educational and interesting to see.

5. Agios Nikolaos

Just a short video but worth a visit.

Overall

Overall my first visit to Greece (Crete) was a good one, the weather wasn’t great but it was much better than what I would have had if I had stayed in Glasgow.
The hotel for what I paid was good, but I am sure if I just spent a little more time on GoogleMaps I could have found a better-situated hotel.
The staff were very nice and very helpful, and the hotel was nice looking…just the bed issue and shower head issue.
Would I go back? maybe not as I said I wasn’t happy with the location as Malia looked nice and the beach was very nice, and a few other places I visited looked much nicer so sorry guys.
If I do go back to Greece I may try another island.
If your looking to just stay in the hotel and by the hotel pool, this hotel will be perfect for you. If like me you like to walk to a sandy beach etc, then you should try a better located hotel.

Review Scores – 

  • Room : 3.5
  • Pool : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Dining : 4
  • Food : 2.5
  • Amenities: 3
  • Overall : 3.5

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Mezzidakia (Glasgow) : Review

73 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF

V: 17th March 2018      T:  0141 221 0202  W:mezzidakia.com

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I had heard about the opening of this a good few months prior to officially opening, and it sounded like it would be a good one to try so I added it to my list to visit.

After many weeks I finally took a visit….

Last week (At time of typing this) I had heard from someone that they visited, and liked it but found it MEGA costly but I always listen but wait till I visit and make my own mind up.

Mezzidakia is the sister restaurant to Chakoo Bombay Cafe and Topolabamba, both I like so I couldn’t wait to try the food here.

On entering the inside has a very funky design, visually it is closer to Chakoo than Topolabamba.

 

The Food…

Its tapas style so you have to order a few dishes….well you don’t have to but that’s recommended.

I didn’t really know what to order, so I asked the waitress tonight to recommend some of the more popular dishes so I decided to try them.

Dishes

Feta Saganaki (V) £5.95
Greek feta in filo pastry, chilli honey and sesame seeds

This was a really nice dish, one that I can’t fault in any way as it was full of flavour and really nice.

The pasty was just crisp enough, and then you had the feta taste and was just perfect.

This was one that the waitress recommended tonight, so a big thanks to her for this as I would have this again.

Portion Size: 5
Flavour: 5
Presentation: 5
Value for Money: 4

Biftekia Gemista £5.50
Greek herbed burgers with warm feta filling, tzatziki

Again another really nice tasty dish, but they were very small in size (yup I know tapas small dishes but maybe a little bigger would have been better….for me anyway).

The burgers worked well with the sauce and own their own, really nice flavours.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Greek Skinny Fries £1.95

Really good chips!!! just the way I like then skinny and a nice flavour!!!!

These were gone very fast!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

This is a hard one, to sum up, the service was very good! the staff very friendly!

The food was very very tasty!!, but the cost of the dishes…….for me maybe just a little too costly for the size of portions. My girlfriend got the Moussaka and it was very small, but again mega tasty!

I know of another two restaurants that are similar style of food, and the portion sizes are bigger and about the same cost. If here did an order 3 dishes for £13 that would be perfect, but for me anyway the cost of some dishes are maybe £1 or £2 too much.

As I said the food here is very very nice, so please do pop in and try here.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 4

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