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The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari

Nikiforou Foka | Mavrikiano, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+30 697 229 5150
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb chops” (33 reviews)
“meze dishes” (16 reviews)
“cheese balls” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Nikiforou Foka | Mavrikiano, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were on holiday in Elounda in June, and found this gem. Excellent food & service and the owner Amelia was so gracious and made the best chips that I have ever tasted in my life. Lovely cosy authentic taverna overlooking Elounda...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in elounda the one restaurant you MUST visit is The Hope. It is situated high above elounda. A short taxi ride from elounda village, or for the more adventurous a nice sort hilly climb. It is really worth the trip. Stunning views...More

1  Thank daz3002
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here and obviously the view is stunning , the lunch was freshly prepared and the service great, definitely worth the walk up from Elounda, a great traditional taverna but definitely not a restaurant and all the better for it! We will definitely...More

1  Thank Franco052
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After having several mediocre meals at our hotel, Blue Palace and at restaurants recommended by them, we had all but given up hope of finding the greek food we remebered from childhood. Then we found it The Hope. Amazing meze- courgette balls and saganaki to...More

2  Thank MrsLCameron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, not many good places are open for lunch. This one is. Second of all, it is very affordable. Even a 300g steak costs only 11 eur. Third, they serve a full size squid. I have never seen something like that anywhere yet....More

1  Thank Martins M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard that the hope was excellent, took a while to find it but well worth it !! I real treasure of a place, the view is fabulous, staff very friendly & food superb. Very good value and traditional. You must search it out,...More

Thank emsyjc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of dining at this magnificent tavern last night and will definitely be going back. The food was magnificent as were the staff. We had the lamb chops, Pork special (which was AMAZING) and a greek salad. Couldn't get over how cheap...More

1  Thank Robynk1304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at The Hope on the back of the reviews and were really looking forward to it. Only a 5 min walk up the hill from our apartments. The views were spectacular as mentioned by everyone. However, the food was just "ok", I had...More

Thank thepickeroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to put in a bit of effort to get to this restaurant on a hill overlooking the bay, and, sorry everyone, but I’m afraid we didn’t think it was worth it. Views, yes, spectacular, as everyone has remarked; service, yes, very friendly; the...More

2  Thank Mistletoe5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight we had lamb chops, the pork special, stuffed beef burger and king prawn saganaki (sorry if I miss spelt that), with fries and salad to share this was a wonderful dinner, the hope is an experience. Check out the nee bar next door too.

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31 May 2017|
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Response from Tilly1960 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park a short walk from the restaurant. It is signposted. If you drive through Elounda towards Plaka there is a road that leads directly to this or I think there is a road from the centre of Elounda that goes... More
Bridget the Midget
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Response from Jim S | Property representative |
yes of course but first call me to make one nice table for u!
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31 July 2016|
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Response from ettyboo94 |
Hi I've booked now & looking forward to it! I messaged them thru FB page & got a reply within 2 minutes. Very polite & helpful with a reservation confirmation 😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikiforou Foka | Mavrikiano, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 697 229 5150
Cretan traditional food
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