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Kalives Main Street, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
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+30 2825 032257
11:00 - 11:00
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Athens, Greece
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Cretan taverna serving genuine (far from being touristic or folklore) Cretan cuisine. The place is famous among locals. The menu is mainly based on meat dishes although there are a lot of tasty salad choices (really big portions). Meat choices are for real meat eaters who love brutal meat tastes. House wine is below average, drink reasonably! Leave some... More 

Thank nrenven
Chania, Greece
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place just has to be visited it is almost impossible to describe it is truest amazing. We always take our visitors year after year because he keeps adding wonderful features. It is all built from like lava rock and shells and all sorts of amazing things. There is a tiny church as you enter, the chandelier is made from... More 

Thank Elaine M
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We walked up from Kalyves and had light refreshments of ice creams and drinks. It's an amazing place to visit full of lots of curious and strange architecture! It's a must see. Next time we visit we will go for lunch as all the meals we saw looked very tasty.

Thank Michelle F
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Unfortunately we visited the last week the tavern was open and as such they were only serving drinks. However the owners wife offered us some feta cheese pies with honey which were delicious and the best cheese pies we had in Crete. The competition is fierce as most Cretan cooking is very good. We were lucky enough to eat here... More 

Thank DavidWxxx
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This wonderful setting reflects one man's vision and passion. Set aside some time to explore this amazing hilltop location. We visited twice and had pork chops on first visit, lamb chops on second. Both beautifully tasty meals were served with lovely hot chips and salad garnish and bread. Good white house wine helped things along! Complimentary crème caramel and raki... More 

Thank Grecophile2014
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A very traditional Greek menu, limited menu but what we had was of very high quality, stewed lamb, rabbit in wine, with a traditional Cretan salad. The setting is unique and is worth a visit as you are unlikely to find anywhere similar. Friendly staff and very good value

1 Thank Mklavendon
York, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here part way through a scenic walk. What a place! Unique! Had simple lunch ~ bread, tzatzikï, stuffed vine leaves and local beer. Ideal for a hot day. Worth exploring all the detail and care taken in creating this wonderful spot. Will definitely return! We actually met the old man who created this place as we were... More 

1 Thank Jan T
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here during the day just to look around, amazing eccentric place, well worth the walk up the hill in the heat,had coffees both good. Went back one evening to see it all lit up, was lovely and the views around over the mountains at sunset. Food I thought was good, though some reviewers didn't rate it that much, prices... More 

1 Thank elleda
Forssa, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were second time to visit Koumos. There is so much to see from earlier ages. Different kinds of smaller ande bigger buildings, good service and very kind stuff as everywhere in Kalives.

1 Thank taltap
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting, unique and atmospheric restaurant for the building/garden the restaurant is housed in itself, and is worth a visit for this alone. However, everything else was a bit lethargic - the service was pleasant but inexplicably slow considering how empty the place was, and the food was decent but it seemed little effort had gone into... More 

1 Thank Naomi_Guibarra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalives Main Street, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 032257

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