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Gavalianos Kafenes

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$$ - $$$
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Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 697 416 2507
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Heraklion, Greece
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a marvelous time in this place. The host was warm and caring. The food amazing. `Good quality and low prices. really a must of the area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Expensive for what you get, there is great entertainment on a Saturday though. And there are cats walking around throughout the meal, under the tables, jumping up wanting attention, which is annoying but also very unhygienic. we much preferred the restaurant just round the corner (Aposperitis), much nicer atmosphere and better value for money.

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Thank Vicki726
Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited several times while staying up the road for Christmas, and between us worked our way through much of the good sized menu. Everything was superb. The atmosphere is great, a nice mix of locals and visitors. Prices are good and the freebie Raki flowed too easily! Owner Monica is charming and friendly, even giving us all a lift... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Chania Town, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Just what one needs. Great food, friendly environment and nothing pretend. I would go back again and again.

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Thank ACCOMINSPECTOR
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, great location. We have a wonderful lunch and will be definetly returning. Lucky us- it will be open in the winter season!!

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Thank Karen M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came across this lovely taverna when our intended destination was closed. Glad we did. Most seating in hidden garden, friendly efficient staff and excellent home cooked food. Returned later in the week for live music on Sunday night. Suggest booking during busy times. Email got prompt response.

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Thank Philip J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant garden is set back from the square and feels like a secret garden with a beautiful setting. We had an amazing Greek meal including pork shank, meatballs and bekri meze. The mixed salad starter was to die for. The waitress service was fantastic and the restaurant was busy with a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Rory P
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed in nearby Aspro so first visit was via the donkey track for a lunchtime drink, we then returned on a few nights- the food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed our visits and the hospitality. You can't go wrong here if you are looking for a really good greek night-it is busy and lively in this... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Every visit I have made (8 in total) the food has been delicious, setting is excellent, and service is good if not the friendliest, a must if in the hood.

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Thank John A
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate here several times and enjoyed the food , wine and cheerful service. The outside garden is lovely. This Kafenion was very busy each evening we ate there and it was a useful stopping point for a cold drink on hot days! Booking is recommended at weekends in high season . Great value too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Gavalochori
  • Phone Number: +30 697 416 2507

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