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Palio Kantouni

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N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 042206
18:30 - 00:00
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of those occasions when you eat at a restaurant that's not grand or pretentious but serves fantastic food and leaves you with a memorable experience. For the quality of the food, authenticity, passion, service and setting, one of the best dining experiences I've had. Get your advice on what to eat from the owner - he knows every dish... More 

1 Thank Wayfarer100
Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had visited this restaurant on a previous trip to Elounda and were pleasantly surprised that, despite the years and development around this hillside location, it was just as good . The views are beautiful out over the bay but the small outdoor terrace is pressed by the surrounding buildings and country road to the front. A reservation is advisable... More 

1 Thank HarryB65
stoke on trent
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We tried this hotel due to its ranking on trip advisor and it was everything that we had hoped for. Very friendly and pleasant owner,very simple but excellent quality food at fantastic prices and excellent ambience. What more could we ask for?:

Thank paul g
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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

What a great find this restaurant was! The owner was such a nice guy & he knew the menu inside out. His wife did the cooking. My starter of cheese with spicy peppers was divine. The mains were also fab I had beef hubby had lamb chops. The place had such a nice authentic feel to it and I would... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed a delicious meal here with a delightful owner who was attentive but not overly so and was very concerned that everything was just right for us. We thought the service was efficient and fairly quick, although it was perhaps a quieter night than it had been. We had tried to eat there the night before but a table was... More 

1 Thank Catherine L
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 18 October 2016

Booked a table for the Sunday 9th of October but was unable to make it. Emailed the owners who were accommodating and booked us in for 4 days later. I am so glad we came here to experience true Cretan cuisine in a charming atmosphere. We had such a great evening. Upon arrival we were shown to a sea view... More 

1 Thank Tabitha G
Malvern, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have been coming to Elounda for some years now and have just discovered this gem of a taverna. Completely authentic Greek food (my husband is Greek so he knows his food......) Lovely atmosphere and an owner/waiter who will do anything to please. We will be back.

Thank Lindsay K
Newbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

An excellent small restaurant with a very charismatic and friendly host. The menu is not exceptional, but everything is we ate especially the sea bream was excellent. However don't be in a rush, it can be slow.

1 Thank michael m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is the family-run taverna that you hope to find in Crete. Great food and a host with charm and character

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Booked to eat here via email a few weeks prior to coming to elounda. You may well need to look at a map to find it as it's actually just outside elounda and not visible until you reach it via the hill. Things don't happen quickly here and the menu is fairly basic. What makes the place so great is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 042206

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