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The Hope - Rakadiko tou Kamari

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Mavrikiano Elounda, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 697 229 5150
12:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, the view was amazing. Service was very friendly. Food was very nice but nothing extra special but we would have had lunch again if we had time.

1 Thank dolphinwatchers
Calne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Hope is a traditional, rustic taverna serving authentic dishes at amazing value. The setting is beautiful with a stunning view, especially in the evening as the light changes and the night time lights come on. We were lucky enough to dine without a reservation on both occasions. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the chefs deserve a... More 

1 Thank Katherine H
Leafield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have already recommended The Hope to many friends visiting the area and everyone has loved their visit there. This is a beautifully situated and well run traditional taverna that happens to have fabulous views and wonderful food! On the night we visited I asked if liver was on the menu - it wasn't. However, in true Cretan style, the... More 

Thank Debs195734
Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Located just outside the center of Elounda (~500 m) is this wonderful small restaurant. The people are friendly and they serve good authentic dishes for a small price, moreover, it has a great view over Elounda. In the summer it is wise to make a reservation.

Thank E. K
Woking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was a bit disappointed with this place. I thought the food was quite plain to be honest and not something I was expecting after reading the reviews. We had fava (huge portion!), grilled whole calamari (a bid chewy) and snails and rosemary (very salty). Also, we waited quite a while for our bill despite asking for it twice, which... More 

2 Thank Brenya77
Worthing, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My title says pretty much everything you need to know but I would add that the portions are large so even a few meze dishes will probably fill you up. Service was unhurried but attentive enough and the final bill was a very pleasant surprise. This was my favourite Elounda restaurant and that's high praise indeed as the standard is... More 

1 Thank Charliefromworthing
Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic local food, amazing view, nice people! Exactly what we were looking for... We will come back!

Thank ladelch
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great find gets really busy so you must book. Loved the feel of the place & the views were spectacular xx Food and wine were excellent. Defo worth a visit. 👍

Thank jollysWirral
Taunton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As previously stated the views are wonderful especially if you book just before dark and then you can take in the changing colours and twinkling lights. We came here on our last night and it was certainly a great choice. If we are back in Elounda we will definitely come again. The staff and owner are so friendly and the... More 

Thank evans2012
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is our favourite eating place in Elounda so far! The view over the bay was spectacular. The staff were young and very keen to please and efficient. I ate the dish of the day which was pork and chicken in a creamy yoghurt sauce with rice and a sweet tomato sauce on the side. It was really tasty and... More 

Thank Catherine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano Elounda, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 697 229 5150
Cretan traditional food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?