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The Blue Door Taverna

Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 065500
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

View is spectacular just on beach in front of blue palace hotel. There are traditional mixes like humus tzaziki etc which are just really really good, and their meals for kids and adults were great - we went for lunch but I suspect dinners are...More

Thank Aviade
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely setting for a taverna - on the rocks slightly elevated from the sea. Beautiful if slightly eerie view of Spinalonga lit up at night. Absolutely lovely service from start to finish. We had some elements from the appetiser tray - tsatziki, favs...More

Thank Jo900
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a dinner in October. Delicious food, nice wine, had a very nice local cuisine experience. medium priced

Thank Kirshenbaom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local fare right on the water. Service was excellent. The tomatoes in their Greek Salad were the best we had in 3 weeks in Greece. Service was good and the deserts were excellent. We only ate here and Osteria down the street.

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blue door has a very homie feel to it. The view is great and you are right on the water. The food is very good and the fish is fresh and well prepared. However, it's very expensive compared to other places in Plaka. The...More

Thank Maxximvs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Door is one of four a-la carte restaurants at the Blue Palace Hotel. It has a romantic and relaxed ambiance in a stunning beachfront setting with amazing views over the bay, especially at the weekend when Spinalonga is lit up in the evening....More

Thank top-trippers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this place twice. On both occasions the food was perfect. The sea bass was cooked to perfection. Very friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Well priced.

Thank HLD72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant restaurant and nice food, but expensive when compared with similar in Plaka. Very nice setting.

Thank AANDDSale_Cheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place to have lunch with a view over to Spinalonga with a fantastic glass of chilled wine , there small fish starter is amazing as are there lamb chops all served beautifully.fantastic service and a smile from Davros.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The Blue Door Offers an Excellent Setting, With Spectacular Views. The Menu is Diverse From Fresh Fish, Traditional Greek Dishes, & Pasta. I Would Highly Suggest Eating There.

Thank Gary S
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
Incorporating the resort's signature color, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman's stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze. The Story behind Blue Blue is the color of Greece, the color of our flag, the color of the Aegean, the color of all the Greek islands.. In the old days when most of the men from the islands went to make a living from the sea, their women would wait anxiously for their return. To ward off the evil spirits, they would paint the doors of their homes blue, as they believed that this color would protect them from the evil eye and bring their husbands back safely to them. Cretan Feast Guests will have the opportunity to discover a unique ritual, the Cretan Feast: large bonfires will be lit at our private beach for the slow cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb. Authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra. Guest will enjoy this unique cultural and gastronomical experience, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty by the sea and enjoying the unmatched facilities and unparalleled service of Blue Palace.
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