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Ferryman Taverna

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Akti, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 2841 041230
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Ashford, Kent
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those of us that were around in the 70's this was an iconic destination! Now it is a busy, interesting restaurant with some dishes that you don't see elsewhere which - frankly - was a relief as the restaurants of Elounda seem to have largely identical menus. For the most part well executed and in some parts - really... More 

Thank vanessa h
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Elounda earlier this summer and found The Ferryman for a late meal one night. The entire evening was absolute bliss; the food, the setting and the staff. The Restaurant itself is beautifully designed, sitting on the sea front, it compliments it's scenery wonderfully. The food was amazing; each dish perfectly put together introducing flavours I hadn't experienced together before!... More 

Thank melodycornford
Roermond, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to really splash out for my birthday dinner so we decided to book a table at the “famous” Ferryman Taverna. The table was personally booked the previous day for 8:00 and we asked for a table next to the sea but under cover as the evenings were getting chilly. We were told that this was not a problem... More 

Thank Impudicus
Guildford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved The Ferryman for its location- right on the water- very romantic. Also the food was amazing. My husband had what he called his most amazing salad ever! Also we found the service to be good and very friendly. We went twice in a week - says it all!

Thank RosebudTraveller
Surrey UK
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My daughter had been to this restaurant earlier in the year and suggested we visit it. We are really glad we did. The food was wonderful and the service was very good too. The setting is right on the sea front and as it was a little windy this particular evening we had to ask to go under cover but... More 

Thank sjmorris
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

And authentic and fantastic quality food and wine. The guys that run it are awesome and add hugely to the experience. They have been running it for 40 years to! Pay the ferryman and have a brilliant time 😀👍🍷

Thank SC1098
Launceston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lat year we found this place and also went back 3 times on our holiday this year. Food is excellent and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Anthony K
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Having been to Elounda a number of times, Somehow I've never stumbled across the Ferryman... well I'm glad I did! My partner came here early on during our two week break and were blown away by the food, after which we came back a number of times. Akis the owner is lovely, funny and both knowledgeable and passionate about his... More 

Thank Daniel M
Baa Atoll
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are on holiday, you have time and you want to enjoy different, excellent food, FERRYMAN is a good choice to go. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is nice but the service needs improvement. For me still one of the best places to go in Elounda. Order one more drink, enjoy the atmosphere and wait for fantastic food... More 

Thank hjw500
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We came to Ferryman for dinner and I couldn't recommend it more! Food was authentic and delicious. Service is a bit slow but we didn't mind because the atmosphere is so great - beautiful and vibrant. The servers were very friendly and also threw in several complimentary dishes including dessert. Would definitely go there if you have a chance!!

Thank Alexandra V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akti, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041230

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