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Despina Taverna

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Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2841 041350
13:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:30
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had to book a table the day before, it is getting quite a reputation.. Very good value, good food, could not fault it.. In May 2016 I queried the bill? Thinking they had not charged us for the wine... The wine is only €3*50 that is what the cost of a pint is normally..(€2*50 the pint) I will have... More 

Thank william w
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The athmosfere is great. The food is delicious. We ordered for the first cours siziki , garlic bread and stuffed wine leavs. For the main course we ate musaka and something with beaf which is a traditional dish. Everything was great. At the end of our meal we got desert "on the house" and the traditional grapa drink. Yammy.

1 Thank amirzomer
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Such a nice place with the most amazing view... Came here with a large group of students and teachers, and the food was served at the same time, even though we were many people.. Very nice food and not expensive according to northern Europe standards..

Thank MettesDenmark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to eat and ponder over the sea. Great klefitko Lots of steps to climb but nothing impossible and if you go early evening the view will be worth it Try get table on edge

1 Thank David P
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this beautiful restaurant on my honeymoon. I knew to book a table as everytime we had walked past it was really busy. To access the restaurant you need to either climb many stairs or a steep ramp as it is located high up with a beautiful view of Elounda and the sea. As soon as we entered the restaurant... More 

Thank Tabitha K
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Been to Elounda for many years but never noticed this place! Seems it's had a revamp. It was bright & beautifully decorated with spotlessly clean toilet facilities. Food was quite good but in keeping with most of Elounda's restaurants, it didn't offer anything different from the usual menu on offer! Opted for a child's spaghetti which was more than enough,... More 

Thank LiverpoolLass1412
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience dining here last night after a telephone booking 30 mins before we walked down from our hotel. The restaurant offers a grand view and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The food was gorgeous and the price was very good.

1 Thank Stevestorey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Visited in September. Made a reservation as the night we just popped in It was full up which is always a good sign. Sat overlooking the sea which was glorious even though it was getting dark. Food was delicious, huge portions and a divine complimentary banoffee pie. One of our favourites in Elounda

Thank Saralou45
Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely lunch with a fantastic view and I could imagine it being even better on an evening. Well worth the walk out of Elounda centre as we found a lot of the central tavernas to serve frozen fish. Would recommend Despina to anyone staying in Elounda or Plaka. Great fresh fish and the chicken Slovaki was great too.

Thank Dannyhep
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went for seven starters which were all excellent. With generous sized portions we over ordered. Maybe the favourite was the Octopus gently charcoaled on the outside yet still succulent. Fried mushrooms were very moorish. House white was also drinkable. Half the price of the two previous restaurants in the area we've been too but a better all round experience.

Thank Albert Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
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
On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach

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