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Kalives Main Street, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
+30 2825 032257
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Kalives Main Street, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Traditional Cretan taverna serving genuine (far from being touristic or folklore) Cretan cuisine. The place is famous among locals. The menu is mainly based on meat dishes although there are a lot of tasty salad choices (really big portions). Meat choices are for real meat...More

Thank nrenven
Γιώργος Χ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Koumos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good words. It is a pleasure for all of us in Koumos to give our guests a taste of the Cretan tradition, both in our place and in the dishes we serve.

Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place just has to be visited it is almost impossible to describe it is truest amazing. We always take our visitors year after year because he keeps adding wonderful features. It is all built from like lava rock and shells and all sorts of...More

Thank Elaine M
Γιώργος Χ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Koumos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great comments !!!

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We walked up from Kalyves and had light refreshments of ice creams and drinks. It's an amazing place to visit full of lots of curious and strange architecture! It's a must see. Next time we visit we will go for lunch as all the meals...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Unfortunately we visited the last week the tavern was open and as such they were only serving drinks. However the owners wife offered us some feta cheese pies with honey which were delicious and the best cheese pies we had in Crete. The competition is...More

Thank DavidWxxx
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This wonderful setting reflects one man's vision and passion. Set aside some time to explore this amazing hilltop location. We visited twice and had pork chops on first visit, lamb chops on second. Both beautifully tasty meals were served with lovely hot chips and salad...More

Thank Grecophile2014
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A very traditional Greek menu, limited menu but what we had was of very high quality, stewed lamb, rabbit in wine, with a traditional Cretan salad. The setting is unique and is worth a visit as you are unlikely to find anywhere similar. Friendly staff...More

1  Thank Mklavendon
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here part way through a scenic walk. What a place! Unique! Had simple lunch ~ bread, tzatzikï, stuffed vine leaves and local beer. Ideal for a hot day. Worth exploring all the detail and care taken in creating this wonderful spot. Will...More

1  Thank Jan T
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here during the day just to look around, amazing eccentric place, well worth the walk up the hill in the heat,had coffees both good. Went back one evening to see it all lit up, was lovely and the views around over the mountains at...More

1  Thank elleda
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were second time to visit Koumos. There is so much to see from earlier ages. Different kinds of smaller ande bigger buildings, good service and very kind stuff as everywhere in Kalives.

1  Thank taltap
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting, unique and atmospheric restaurant for the building/garden the restaurant is housed in itself, and is worth a visit for this alone. However, everything else was a bit lethargic - the service was pleasant but inexplicably slow considering how empty the...More

1  Thank Naomi_Guibarra
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Hi there Can you tell me if the restaurant is open in April 2017 please?
25 March 2017|
Response from Mklavendon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know the answer
Is Koumos open in October?
12 September 2016|
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Response from Janincrete | Reviewed this property |
all year round I believe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
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11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
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11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalives Main Street, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 032257
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An original museum from stone that started being built in 1990 using bulk stones from th Lefka Ori.
A harmonius union of nature and traditions of Crete,of yesterday and today.
Share important moments of your life(Weddings,Christenings,Engagements,Birthdays) with your friends and loved ones and only tradiotional and contemporary dishes.