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Iliomanolis Taverna

Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
+30 2832 051053
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (2 reviews)
“family farm” (2 reviews)
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Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
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21 - 30 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 21 June 2015

Top of the Kostifou Gorge - we always make our own way there from Plakias or Mirthios, so quite tired when you get there. A great welcome - lovely food and good local wine - well worth the effort

Thank judyls10
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We took the trip up to the village above Plakias this past Thursday to visit this taverna, and while the food was good there was nothing particularly outstanding. We were a little surprised to find the place nearly deserted. The ambiance was taverna standard but...More

Thank RL W
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Very friendly family atmosphere as others describe. Our first waiter was the 5-7 years old daughter :) We were invited in the kitchen to see the food in the caseroles with our own eyes to decide :) We had a few dishes(stuffed zuccini flowers, marinated...More

1  Thank vouts
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The only place in Crete that we decided to eat twice in a 15 days stay.Cretan home made food to die for at very reasonable prices. This family honours the place and me and my family want to thank them for sharing their kitchen with...More

Thank Giorgos A
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have been here before and once again it was very good to go into the kitchen and see the various dishes on offer. The rabbit stifado was just as good as it used to be and we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

Thank Henstingnizzle
Reviewed 11 September 2013

One of the best examples of family-done tavernas you can find on Crete. We bought some mountain herb there as well. Picturesque road to reach it.

Thank happy-felix
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Eating at Iliomanolis taverna is one of the 10 things one must do in Crete without any hesitation - along with paying a visit to Knossos or go swimming at Elafonissi beach. Best traditional Cretan cuisine in the island. Just go and taste it.

Thank George P
Reviewed 13 July 2013

If you want to feel the experience of having a meal (or hundreds, if you have time!!!!) in heaven, go to Iliomanolis. Two angels will lead you straight away to the kichen and show you the different options for the day (everyday you get a...More

1  Thank MARIA R
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Lost somewhere on the way from Rethymno to Rodakino, we stopped for a refreshment at Iliomanolis. As soon as we saw the cooking pots simmering with local (you cant get more local, meat -at least poultry, rabbit and vegetables are from their own farm) food,...More

1  Thank Billie K
Reviewed 18 August 2012

The tavern of iliomanolis is set after the kotsyfou gorge, therefore even driving to this place is magical. The tavern is run by the lady and her two daughters and they cook traditional cretan kitchen with local ingredients. Whatever we tasted was excellent..and the prices...More

1  Thank zoomendoscopist
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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