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Ilios Hotel and Taverna

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Loutro, Crete 73011, Greece
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great restaurant which I would strongly recommend. We had the fresh sea bream which tasted amazing thanks.

Thank ianswan61
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Ilios as we recovered from walking the nearby Samaria Gorge the previous day. Calamari, octopus, red snapper and a Greek salad walked down by carafes of local white wine. Magnicent.

Thank Chris5555383
Guildford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A table by the waters edge, quietly lapping at our feet. The sunset creating a beautiful pink sky as the stars emerge from their slumber An idillic way to spend an evening with a loved one. The food and service beautifully presented with a true love for the surroundings Exquisite! We will return

Thank Sarah B
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant served fresh food (octopus salad), nice oven baked dishes (dolma and traditional smoked pork - apaki) with a good selection of wine.

Thank Iku00
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Of all the restaurant tavernas along the waterside in this Cretan village free of all cars, this is, in our opinion, the best. As many it is family run in a most professional way. You need to book ahead as it is popular with more than 30 tables, half of which are along the crystal clear waterside. All the food... More 

Thank OverseasVisitor_10
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Ilios offered great fresh produce and tasty dishes which was just the icing to the cake after a beautful in Loutro. Especially the free dessert: loukoumades with tons of Mereda chocolate cream were wonderful! Service was ok but a little impersonal.

Thank Ruth G
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have just returned from a week-long stay in Loutro staying at Ilios. We had a lovely, spacious room overlooking the beautiful bay. Although we tried out some of the other restaurants we always came back to Ilios and were never disappointed. Ask to see the day's special dishes - all traditional Cretan fare - and find out what the fish... More 

Thank smallworldUk
Chania Town, Greece
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice food, especially sea food and homemade. They could use a little better service but overall a very nice experience.

Thank Panagiotismr
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered fresh salads and fish. The sea bream recommended by the waiter was excellent - wild (not farmed) and fresh. The swordfish was also excellent. Nice views over the harbour. Recommended for lunch or Dinner.

Thank Andrushenka
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went for a dinner there during our first evening in Loutro. We asked for a fish. The waiter recommended us the grilled (for me) and fried (for my husband) red mullet which we accepted. The fish wasn't tasty at all. It doesn't looked and smelled well. I think it wasn't fresh. I returned it back explaing I won't eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loutro, Crete 73011, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Loutro
  • Phone Number: 00302825091460

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