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The River Restaurant

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Agia Fotia Seaside, Agia Fotia, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
+30 2842 061557
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13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Conwy, Wales
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the River Restaurant several times during our stay at Markos Rooms. It's just a few minutes walk, don't be put off by the steps down from the road - they are fine and you can also get to the restaurant along the flat riverbed from the beach (take a torch at night). The food each time was... More 

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Thank yerominas
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went to dine here today with husband and 2 kids - a lovely restaurant and excellent value for money. Ate mountain of zucchini balls (delicious) amazing octopus in wine sauce, large plate of calamari and both pork and chicken kebab skewers (both come with chips) and had wine and beer and it came to €32!! Food was delicious and service... More 

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1 Thank littlemag1
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear littlemag1, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The choices of food was a bit limited but was excellent, most of the food was home grown. The restauant was obviously family run and well worth a visit

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1 Thank greggellis76
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear greggellis76, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

Makry-Gialos, Greece
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

ate here a couple of times good local food and wine with friendly family service.in a nice situation near to Markos Studios.

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1 Thank 823Jim
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 823Jim, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a fabulous meal here - really good food, with huge portions! It is a lovely location and they are so friendly and welcoming too :) Can't recommend it enough!!

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1 Thank tessthomson
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tessthomson, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had two wonderful meals at this family restaurant, beautiful gardens but please guys bring some of that amazing garden delight to the table! Kind and considerate owners, lovely food

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1 Thank NicolaWilmot
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear NicolaWilmot, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

You will need to get off the main road but believe me it will be worthwhile. This is more than a traditional Greek family run restaurant. The food is scrumptious and made with some ingredients from their own garden. The restaurant is tucked away in a quiet lush green garden.

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Thank Johan R
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Johan R, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We came here as visiting the nearby beach it did not expect it to be so amazing. The setting was beautiful, the food delicious, service excellent and price was great. The whole menu looks good and I would eat it all if I could. The homemade wine was delicious and even the raki served at the end tasted nice! This... More 

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Thank MarkWinnSmith
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MarkWinnSmith, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The River Restaurant is an amazing place, with really really good food, good prices and a friendly family of 3 generations. Surrounded by roses and bee balm.

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Thank Ourania S
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ourania S, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The River Restaurant is an amazing place, with really really good food, good prices and a friendly family of 3 generations, who has run the place for many years. I come back every year, to eat alone or with friends and family, and I am well cared for every time. The food is traditional greek, they both have the menu,... More 

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Thank Karin Winther A
The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karin Winther A, we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially, in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also. We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$17
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Agia Fotia Seaside, Agia Fotia, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Ierapetra  >  Agia Fotia
  • Phone Number: +30 2842 061557
Description
Authentic Cretan Cuisine - Authentic Cretan Diet & Daily Fresh Fishes & Seafood

Discover the other side of Cretan gastronomy at the southernmost town in Europe...Ierapetra !

Social Media Hashtag: #The_River_Restaurant

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