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Vachus Taverna

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Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 2841 041380
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Elounda for a few years now and everytime we have to visit Vachus. The food is excellent and well worth the money. The service and family atmosphere you experience here is absolutely fantastic and the waiters make you feel so welcome always. Back there for a mobth this year and Vachus will definetly be visited quite a few... More 

Thank Christopher J
Calne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here twice during our stay in Elounda and couldn't fault the food or the service on either occasion. Set back from the main harbour with a lovely, friendly atmosphere, this traditional, family run taverna serves great food. The staff offer a warm welcome and are helpful and courteous throughout.The kleftiko was exceptional as was the stifado and beef... More 

Thank Katherine H
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Only visited one evening had the meze but not the best we have had, smaller than usual oortion for meze and was served on one plate rather thanyour usual small platez, the food appeared a little tasteless and was very dark so ubable to see what we were eating. The staff were attentive and friendly but nit sure I would... More 

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Fotis N, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vachus Taverna, responded to this review

My dear friend,the plate that u had order it was with different options of greek food to try..Little dakos,tzatziki,vine leaves,cheese pie,meat balls,sweet pepper,fava,stuffed courgettes flowers,olives,tomato,cucumber.Thats why we call it meze because is a starter and no normal plate for each one..Only to taste..The plate was big enough for two people and in such a good price,with all this kind of... More 

Vevey, Switzerland
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great little place, had lunch here twice, first with 5 people, then with 3 people both times excellent. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere with the advantage of having the beach across the road and a large play park for kids too. Well worth a visit !

Thank Daviduzbek
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A favourite place of ours when in Elounda. We visit several times each visit we make. The food is good, plentiful and hot. Demitris, Sotis and Nikos are excellent front of house. Often very busy with people returning.

Thank hstuartarto
City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is an absolute gem. The staff offer a warm welcome and are helpful and courteous throughout. The food is just wonderful. From the cheese pies, creamy mushrooms through to the Moussaka and the Bekri Meze(*), the flavours come bursting through in your mouth. Don't pass this one by - this really is an amazing place to eat. (*)... More 

Thank TonyO_abroad
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

When visiting a resort, we like to eat in different restaurants each night. This time, we made an exception for the Vachus Taverna and ate here twice. The taverna was definitely cheaper than most of the waterfront restaurants in Elounda but the food was of no less quality. My wife is a big fan of mushrooms and raved about their... More 

Thank Martin W
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the recommendation of the taxi driver who dropped us at our hotel opposite. We couldn't get in on the first attempt so we booked for the following evening. We were given the option of choosing our table (which was nice) and was pre warned of winds the following evening so was advised to sit in the... More 

Thank debbiefrances
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Vachus three times during our week long trip to Elounda. We liked it that much. Set back slightly from the central harbour area (opposite a children's playground) this is a small family run traditional Greek Taverna. The family that run it are lovely, really polite and friendly and the food is very reasonably priced (as is the wine).... More 

Thank Simon R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Greek food that I've ever had (and I've eaten a lot!) Wonderful service too. We ate here twice in a week and would recommend the moussaka, kleftiko and stuffed vegetables.

Thank Hannah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041380
Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!

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