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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banoffee pie” (11 reviews)
“beef liver” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Despina twice during our week in Elounda. Excellent service, stunning location, day or night an amazing view. Most of all delicious fresh food. Beef liver with Rosemary, stuffed vine leaves and Red Snapper chosen ourselves from the fish cabinet. They give you some...More

Thank Janeanna1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, loved All the dishes They have a lot of fresh fish I do think they were a bit expensive Romantic sundown food for couples recommended.. you do have to Make a reservation in busy months

Thank Iris K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a superb fish lunch here. Wonderful views from terrace. Highly recommend. Quite expensive but well worth it.

Thank joy m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Despina Taverna, and enjoyed the food. The restaurant has great views over Elounda bay. Most notably the staff were great. The waiters made a huge effort to make our 3 year old son feel special, making jokes and conversation. We enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish! Great service, nice music and vibes. Realy consider prices. One of the best resturant in the area. :)

Thank אופיר א
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 4th time in this restaurant. The first time this year and they raised the praises. The food is good and fresh. The service is good and fast. But it is way too much expansive!

Thank Natalie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice now. The first time was earlier this week for ka dlate lunch after walking back from plaka. We shared three starters and with bread this was more than ample for lunch. Sardines were divine and with the friendly welcome we decided...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despina is a must the fish is outstanding!! We have eaten there several times and we are working our way through the menu and I can honestly say I have not had a bad dish yet. The staff are so friendly and will do anything...More

Thank Sunshinesunshine2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views as well as fabulous food. highly recommended! We had the halloumi cheese starter which was great and for main course lamb chops and chicken souvlaki which were delicious.

Thank danielm1561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food and welcoming staff. The restaurent is set out well, you are not sitting on top of the next table. Probably best to reserve a table.

Thank danslodo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
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On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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