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Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 065083
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  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our third year in a raw in western Creta. We thought we cannot bw amused anymore. But this place was astonishing. Excellent food, reasonable price, nice owners, home atmosphere. I hope evaluators from Michelin will find this place.

Thank Maksym K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a recommendation from a letter written to a National newspaper and sent to me by a good friend. I am so glad we did. It was fairly easy to find from Chania, and very easy to spot the restaurant with the...More

Thank quinn1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very peculiar with my food but when the say TRADITIONAL food i expect it to be, i don't expect perfect i expect TRADITIONAL! They called it tzatziki and they brought a plate with yogurt, carrot, parsley and mayo in it!!!! THAT WAS NOT...More

Thank 27-913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very basic tastes (no herbs used, at least not detectable). Clearly made a lot of effort to slow roast the meat but by far our most underwhelming meal in Crete (we try to go to top reviewed ones so this place was by no means...More

Thank Lisha L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Dounias. This wonderful little restaurant is a hidden gem in the mountains. The setting is peaceful and simply beautiful. The restaurant owners were so welcoming. The vegetables are grown in the garden and everything is fresh, thus there are only...More

1  Thank Ninjahwok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most people, we travelled miles through the mountains to visit this place. Not disappointed - we adored everything about the restaurant and the food. Authentic Cretan dishes, cooked by the lovely Stelios and his team. Totally amazing, and in a great setting. There's no...More

Thank Eliz1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Cretan taverna tucked away in the White Mountains, the drive there was a scenic adventure in itself, around windy hairpin roads overlooking the Souda Bay, vineyards, through sleepy villages. Well worth the visit. No menus, they just brought out a variety of plates of...More

1  Thank Pippa O
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We have had the pleasure of visiting here at least once every year over the last 5 years. He continues to deliver slow cooked traditional food. You eat what he has. I let him bring what there is. If you are still hungry he brings...More

Thank ian r
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This was my best food experience in Greece. Most authentic, using only local organic produce and serving local wine. Very warm and welcoming staff. Just sit back and enjoy this true Cretan gem!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I really do not know what to say first. To begin with the natural environment whose endproduct the taverna is, is unique. Located within the mountains with a perfect view you start to feel as god and ofcourse the hospitable owner Mr. Stelios will give...More

Thank giannisstav
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Response from NtouniasStelios | Property representative |
I open every days from 11 to 7 o'clock in the summer
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What time do you want ? I open 11 oclock and closes 6....
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Drakona
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 065083
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Ntounias restaurant is a traditional Cretan restaurant with authentic tastes cooked in the wood oven, even the bread is hand made and cooked in the restaurant. Most ingredients are taken from the family farm and many are harvested from the neighboring area. Stelios is a unique person with love for life and cooking, and this spirit you can see, smell and taste in his food! When you visit Ntounias, take your time as we will produce to you to taste our plates, which are different every day. The restaurant is located at Drakona village, east of Therisso village at Keramia, Chania prefecture in west Crete.
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