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Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 065083
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11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 18:00
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Vamos, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch having had this place recommended by the local village where we were staying - we weren't disappointed. The owner was pleased to see us and very welcoming. He suggested a mixture of small dishes which were all excellent - especially the fresh spinach pie. We sat up on a covered, grassed area with views of the... More 

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Cyprus
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the road to the restaurant is not the best, you will definitely be rewarded by the overall experience. The place couldn't be more simple... At the same time, though, the food is scrumptious! All ingredients are locally produced by the family and dishes are absolutely delicious. We had a selection of several dishes, since we were a company of... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is no average place. The owner does not need to pretend anything. No stars to hunt for, no expensive furniture or decorations. People just come to sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful home made food. And the view!

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Australia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The drive from Chania to Drakona is breathtaking, and this taverna was the jewel in the crown. All meals are sourced from the farm and surrounds. The owner is a wonderful and warm person, and invited us in to the kitchen to show us his traditional methods of cooking. The food is simply amazing, one of our best meals in... More 

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Thank A_and_D_Abroad
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have travelled all over Crete and I still believe that Stelio's tavern is one of the best in Chania and Crete. The food there is delicious... since Stelios uses his own vegetables and herbs and his own meat. He rarely uses electricity everything is cooked in wood stoven, the bread, the lamp with different herbs, the beef stakes ...... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food that is all farm raised. The food is homemade and slowly cooked on a wood burning fire. We enjoyed everything that we ate and would highly recommend this tavern to anyone. We will most definitely revisit this place when in Xania. George Frangiadakis

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Chania Town, Greece
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We came here as a group of 10 for lunch. The drive is stunning, Through the hills and majestic mountain views. Once we arrived you could see the clay pots over wood burning fires... the smell was wonderful. We sat by a large table by the cozy fireplace and proceeded to order all but a 3 items offered for the... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful family run restaurant perched on the mountainside outside Chania. We visited on 31st December and had a fantastic and very memorable last lunch of the year! The menu is described by the waiter, and if you are spoilt for choice you can sample a half portion of a variety of dishes. All the food is reared... More 

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Butte, Montana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing authentic local food and you're not going to find an better place to do it than here. The food for the day is slow cooked in clay pots over a fire using only local ingredients. If you're looking for a quick meal, this isn't the place for you, but if you're... More 

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3 Thank KyleM945
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Dounias Today I went to heaven and lived to describe the experience. I arrived at Dounias in the town of Drakona on Crete just south of Chania. Instead of being met by angels, I was welcomed by chef Stelious and his wonderful staff. The setting is sublimely beautiful in the mountains in a tiny village. It is December 17, 2016,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Yunnan, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drakona, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Drakona
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 065083
Description
Ntounias restaurant is a traditional Cretan restaurant with authentic tastes cooked in the wood oven, even the bread is hand made and cooked in the restaurant. Most ingredients are taken from the family farm and many are harvested from the neighboring area. Stelios is a unique person with love for life and cooking, and this spirit you can see, smell and taste in his food! When you visit Ntounias, take your time as we will produce to you to taste our plates, which are different every day. The restaurant is located at Drakona village, east of Therisso village at Keramia, Chania prefecture in west Crete.

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