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Iliomanolis Taverna

Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
+30 2832 051053
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our lunch at this traditional family run Cretan tavern was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Crete. We stepped into Maria's kitchen to select our lunch from the many pots and pans, all the food looked delicious so it was hard to...More

Thank lindakthomas
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to different gorges for lunch. The terrasse is quiet and nice with a view on the mountain. When we say we would like to eat they take us to the kitchen where we choose from the pans what we'll...More

Thank Kitine00
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Every year that we have a dinner in this place we make the usual consideration that probably this is on of the Best taverna in Crete. The way to prepare the dishes sound like a poetry. Everything is light, very well prepared and cooked. The...More

Thank BrG2013
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have stopped by for lunch on our way to Plakias. There was a bunch of locals having their lunch. Instead of presenting a menu the lady (probably the owner) took us to the kitchen showing us all the food they have prepared letting us...More

Thank Jan Č
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Iliomanolis is definetly on the "to do" list when you are in this area of the island. It waits for you at the entrance of the Kourtaliotiko canyon and its kitchen is way different from all the tourist-trap restaurants u could find on the seaside....More

Thank Giulio S
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to taste the Cretan cuisine. The family has been running this taverna for over 20 years and have a long tradition in hospitality. The food is delicious , the location is very quiet and calming, the facilities are extremely clean...More

Thank NatassaMarkopoulou
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this gem of a taverna as a coincidence for lunch and it was absolutely perfect. No menu but instead we were presented with all the freshly made food in the kitchen. We wanted to choose all but ended up choosing 5 different things...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Simple and tasty, cretan cuisine in its most traditional form. Recipes handed over from generation to generation using fresh local ingredients, most of them produced by the owners. The dishes change according to season. Instead of a menu, the owner invites the customers to take...More

Thank Babis T
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I totally recommend this restaurant. We went with my wife and our 2 children and it was the best food we had during our stay in Crete.

Thank Fonsino M
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Although we'd been to surrounding villages many times over the years, it really takes having a car to enable one to get to this Taverna. Take the Kotsifou Canyon from Plakias for a scenic ride up to this cluster of houses & the place you...More

1  Thank Caroline R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Kanevos
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 051053
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