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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef liver” (5 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful place about 10 mins stroll out of Elounda on the way to Plaka. The food is always excellent and the service is faultless. I would advise booking

Thank Sally C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice relaxed terrace with a nice view of the bay. Broad menu with fish and meat mains. We had fried calamari and shrimp in garlic sauce (don't think it was a garlic sauce, to be honest but it was good). For mains, we had the...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The star of the restaurant is truly the staff. All of them... Very friendly, nice, feels like a family place... The food was very good and well worth the price. The portions are fairly substantial, even the appetizers, so pace yourself.... We liked (and ordered)...More

Thank albatros63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. Fantastic views across Elounda, great service, awesome food, an absolute must if you are staying in Elounda. Only thing to take into account is steep step up to the restaurant so you need to be able to use them. Disabled access...More

Thank Rilla45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the last night of our holiday and what a perfect end to the holiday it was. We sat at the front with a beautiful view over Elounda, worth a visit just for this! The food was exceptional, I had grilled prawns to start...More

1  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here waiting for the ferry to Spinalonga.We ordered Spanish omlettes and they were massive and delicious, also have fresh orange juice .

Thank Flea_and_Ad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic meal here last week, sorry we didn't visit earlier, fantastic food attentive front of house staff, great service and great view of the moon rising, and the best banoffee pie I have ever tasted, well worth a visit or 2, great value...More

Thank pk1Wirral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood was exceptional the view is fantastic and the hospitality wonderful! On the outskirts of Elounda heading towards Plaka it is probably 20 minutes walk from town. The red wine is very good quality and reasonably priced. The waiter insisted we drink raki with...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just out of Elounda on the road to Plaka, this taverna is up a flight of steps from the sea front. Friendly and attentive staff with excellent food and a great view over the bay. We ate here 3 times during our holiday and I...More

1  Thank GeorgeBlackadder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening meal here. The service was good without being too obvious. The mussels were particularly good.

Thank paulinerae
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this place cash only? Or do they take credit cards?
22 June 2017|
Response from Brian L |
They take Visa and Mastercard but not Amex
Hi, I will be staying with you shortly and wondered if there is a charge for the air con, and will I need my own beach towels? Thank you
24 July 2016|
Response from skoyen89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi carol Not sure why I got this question....I just reviewed the restaurant!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
  • E-mail
On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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