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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef liver” (6 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (7 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

nice restaurant,superb service, tasty food, good selection and nice veriaty, gentle attitude, tip: ask for catch of day- fresh fish, will come back for sure

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this taverna about 2 weeks ago and according to many of travellers reviews honestly we were expecting something completely different.The location is very beautiful even if you have to climb many stairs but my main complain is the service which was not attentive...More

1  Thank Elen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seven of us went to this restaurant. They pride themselves on their fresh fish, which they grill and fillet at your table, but some of the family had meat which was also really good. We had 7 different starters and they were all amazing, but...More

Thank Traveller_Ian333
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great staff for our visit, highly friendly and great service. Every single dish we had was wonderful, I'd come back for sure!

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a find. Stunning view of the coast, great food and exceptionally friendly service. We (2 of us) shared a mixed grill, grilled veg, grilled hallumi and filled vine leaves. All were very good. We were treated to a free little dessert and local drink....More

Thank BronekC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a recommendation. The fish was presented in a simple, truly Greek manner, grilled, with just the right amount of oil and lemon. The fish practically had a hook hanging from its mouth, it was that fresh! The prices are reasonable by New York...More

Thank BrooklynTed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch due to the good reviews on tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. Excellent food, very nice staff, and nice location overlooking the bay - we even saw a turtle. The snails were very tasty, as was the octopus. The fried barbounia were well prepared....More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. Great food. We had calamari, fish and other delicacies. Everything was fresh. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Canuck65Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here on the first night of our holiday and really enjoyed it. The position of the taverna is excellent with lovely views over Elounda and the bay. The service was excellent and the staff were the nicest people you'll ever meet. We're not...More

Thank cleslie2108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Fantastic Setting Near The Water. The Fresh Fish Choices Are Superb. Great Service At Reasonable Price For the Value. I Would Highly Suggest Eating There While in Elounda

Thank Gary S
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Flea_and_Ad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure .We paid cash, most places have eftpos machines though .
24 July 2016|
Response from skoyen89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi carol Not sure why I got this question....I just reviewed the restaurant!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
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On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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