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Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete 370 01, Greece
+30 2825 031584
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (24 reviews)
“yogurt” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete 370 01, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate once at the Elpis during our one week stay in Plaka. On arrival were promptly given menus and our drinks order taken. From then onwards the service went rapidly downhill with our table largely ignored for most of the meal. Getting the dessert...More

Thank Jayval1952
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I feel this is the best taverna in Plaka. Food is amazing, service is friendly and very efficient. Highly recommended.

Thank LocalTouristAdviser
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to this restaurant several times over the last 15 years. It is always busy and a table should be pre-booked. The menu is very extensive with a large range of Cretan and Greek specialities while still providing other more basic european alternatives....More

Thank Poppadoc5748
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a very long lunch here a couple of weeks ago, around 5 1/2 hours all in. Was in a party of 5, one of whom was an ex-pat , now local who knows Nicos (the owner) well.. We asked Nicos to provide some local,...More

Thank surreytim
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited twice for our evening meal during our stay. Family run restaurant with excellent, attentive service on both occasions. A broad ranges of Cretan dishes on the menu to suit all preferences, which were all cooked and presented to a very high standard. Extremely large...More

Thank TonyandCleo
Reviewed 6 days ago

One year on and Elpis has changed little - just as good as we remembered it last year. Great food and a lot of it, plus good friendly and attentive but not intrusive service. We visited several times during the two weeks we were in...More

Thank Yvonne320
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party ate hear twice over the 2 week holiday and on both occasions some good, some not so good (first visit better of the two). Nothing disastrous and quite a pleasant place to eat on the raised terrace to the side of the main...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant in Plaka is very good. The menu is vast, and the dishes we have tried out have been delicious! The staff are friendly and service minded, and always seem to want the best for you. On busy days you might have to wait...More

Thank LivS41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It should be said at the outset that this is a family run Restaurant with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This can result in delays in ordering and settling the bill but if you are on holiday just sit back and relax. You can always attract...More

Thank DerbyshireDermot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Plaka, rather than go to the taverna we usually go to, thought we would try something different. The service was very slow, food was very good though, but the gentleman that was possible the owner just seemed to walk around talking to himself...More

Thank Andrew J
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Questions & Answers
9 August 2018|
Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
Epis usually have a theme / live music night every Thursday; see flyers outside the taverna for details!
9 August 2018|
Response from Giuseppe S | Reviewed this property |
You must ring Elpis Restaurant and ask for Nikos or his Wife for more information to when Greek nights are held. If you are still on holiday there, You can always pass by Elpis and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete 370 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031584
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