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The Filoxenia Taverna

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High Street | Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece
+30 2897 042350
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was in the other part of Gouves to where we were staying, good spot for people watching as near to shops. I had shish kebab very nice hubby had kleftico very very nice! Friendly atmosphere and welcoming

Thank Jacqui D
Cluj Napoca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Is a very nice place to eat, very tasty food, very friendly family, they treat us like we was family. We was three time for dinner.

Thank Vasile S
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely family run taverna. Food was fantastic. Felt like you were being welcomed into their home. As a family we returned a few times while we were there

Thank Margaret M
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got caught in a rain storm, and popped in for a coffee, we were warmly welcomed by the very friendly proprietor who promptly provided service despite being really busy, as we waited for our coffees (which were lovely), we noticed they had a Trip advisor certificate of excellence. It was clearly very popular, very busy with many eating lunch and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best in the resort for generosity and entertainment,the owner not only provides complimented raki but always has a toot and a dance around the tables. Visited several times .

Thank fifewull
Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and good value. We came here a couple of times and the staff the food and prices would be hard to beat. Real greek food and hospitality. Well worth a visit

Thank Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We came here to escape our all inclusive food at the hotel and picked this place as it had a homely feel and a lot of people told us to try it . We weren't disappointed .. The staff were lovely and the food the home comforts we craved

Thank MissSmithy1988
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very friendly, best to stick to Greek food. Avoid steak and chicken fillet. Real hand cut chips. Raki a bit sharp beware

Thank twcrompton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Greek home cooking, Great friendly owner , always busy which is always a good sign My husband had the fish mixed grill which had a least 6 different fish . Reasonable prices too Also given a small bottle of raki after the meal

Thank Tracy H
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What can i say the best food in Gouves especially the Moussaka and Lamb Kleftico all freshly prepared by Mama whilst Dad and son Oldi are excellent hosts. Would definitely recommend a visit you will not be disappointed.

Thank kevin_richardson5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Gouves
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 042350

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