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Emilia's Tavern

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Zourva, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 2821 067060
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Emilia's tavern is located at Zourva, a little further than Therissos. Location accessibility is the only thing that can be accounted as a "negative". The family of Mr. Niko's runs a really impressive tavern with a variety of plates - all perfect. We have visited the place more than 10 times and we shave never been disappointed. An other thing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Emilia's is very hard to find as its out of the way, but the views are outstanding. The food is good but the portions are very small. We went (four adults and three kids) and in comparison to two years ago the portions have considerable reduced. We ended up have to double up our order to have a substantial meal.... More 

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Thank Nancy B
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We were served as being friends of the family who owns this unique tavern. Between the mountains with spectacular view (but the sunset can only be seen from the back side of it). Few choices (mostly meat) but authentic quality. Prices are cheap. Recommend the lamb and exceptional burgers.

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Thank Mediterranean_couple
Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I feeled like in family visit. Very warm and friendly hosts and food which can not be found around beaches and tourist villages. We have been there several times, food is double better then near coast and prices are double cheaper then near coast. So it worths 40min driving. You can buy one of best honey and cheese for very... More 

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Thank Uros S
Crete, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Everything is perfect.Local fresh products, perfect service,perfect view in the mountainous village of Zurva.

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Thank konstantinnnn
Riga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A fantastic place! Family restaurant with excellent, high quality home food (lamb, goat meat, chicken, home-made feta cheese, everything was tasty). In definitely worth the ride and visit the tavern. P.S. Fantastic beautiful road through the gorge Theriso.

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Thank RigaLaura
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant much-beloved by walkers from HF Holidays, and Ramblers - high up at the top of the valley on the dramatic road from Meskla up to Zourva and round and down to Theriso. Iannis and his family do a brilliant spread of meze from about 8-10 euros per head - Greek salad, tzatziki, yigantes, mountain cheese, sausages,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Good traditional greek food, we tried staka, green salad and lamb cooked in the casserole. Lovely all of them. Very quiet though. Visited around 1pm on a Saturday. We were the only ones there. Shame cause it's nice. They could have a bit of music though. Too quiet.

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Thank Markus M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We recently ate a very nice lunch here during our stay in Chania. The welcome was slightly 'cool' initially if I am being honest but after a short while, we felt right at home and were made extremely welcome. The food was delicious and the views are spectacular. Really stunning. It felt very relaxing and low key which is exactly... More 

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Thank Capri_lover2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Recently visited this restaurant for lunch on a walk in Crete. Fabulous lunch and really friendly people. would highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zourva, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Zourva
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 067060

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