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The Traditional Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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Akti Poseidonos 25, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2841 041807
09:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good restaurant just near the sea inside the town ,excellent service ,very tasty food kind and helpful !!

Thank Stelios P
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good resataurant just near the sea with very beautiful view!!!surely recommended for every kind of customer!!

Thank Stelios P
Lanner, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Was lovely eating here. The food was authentic and the Greek staff very friendly and welcoming. A very pleasant evening.

Thank rawlings5
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This taverna is on the corner just before the harbour/square, past the main beach. It is situated on two sides of the road. We ate here the most during our two week holiday. It had the lot. Great food, good service, friendly staff, nice comfortable atmosphere. We didn't have one "bad" meal here. The menu was varied so choice was... More 

Thank poplarboy921
Redditch, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a late with my partner. We skipped starters and went straight for a main. I had chicken fillet with a rich wine, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. It was absolutely delicious. My partner had chicken fillet with a curry sauce. He said his was also delicious. I have recently come to live in Elounda so will certainly... More 

Thank JAMIE020
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love this restaurant. The food is always of good quality and the service fantastic. The aubergine salad comes highly recommended!

Thank cal23_11
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came here one night for a mezze evening. As we wernt spending loads on a 3 course meal, staff decided we wern't worth their time. Totally forgotten about and sat waiting ages to get the bill. Not impressed. Better places around.

Thank Pink243
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I can't fault the food and service here having eaten here many times at night. It's a classic taverna with great food and reasonably priced and welcoming. I would definitely revisit if I was back in Elounda

Thank Avisius
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed an evening here with family and we all ordered the meze for 2. It was delicious but wow was it filling. We couldn't finish ours and thought it would probably have fed 3 people. Service was very good and the white and rose wines were lovely too. The sponge cake at the end of the meal brought to... More 

Thank Eve44Brighouse
Geneva, Switzerland
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

the light and crispy fried mushrooms were very good. I took the mussel in white wine sauce and my husband took the spaghetti with clams which were also rather good. Nice quick service.

Thank rosy002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akti Poseidonos 25, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?