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Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete 370 01, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came here a couple of times during our trip to this area. The food was fairly standard taverna food, but was nicely cooked and the service was excellent. The house wine was not great, but they had an "upmarket" house wine which was twice the price (8 euros for 0.5l) and that was fine.

Thank Eurogolferoxford
Apokoronas, Greece
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good food, and hospitality. Open several days in winter. Lovely garden open in summer, indoors in winter.

Thank GeoffandLesley0511
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went here on a Thursday evening for dinner when they had traditional greek dancing on which provided great entertainment. The menu is extensive and generous portions are served. The warm olive bread was excellent as were our main courses. Prices are reasonable. Would certainly recommend.

Thank northantblue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent location in Plaka square. Elpis & his team are always very friendly & welcoming. Always a fantastic atmosphere. The service is excellent. Food is fantastic with a wide range of choice. Very popular venue.

Thank Mark R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

During our 3 stays in Almyrida we always visited Elpis in Plaka. Our obligatory point . Excellent food, friendly and original service, perfect atmospheare. In additionb, last time we saw a show of 4 Cretan Dancers . We will always will come back to Elpis. Do the same !

Thank Wojtek A
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited on recommendation of trip advisor. Food was avearge we felt, waiter was lovely and cheeful and accommodating, but generally lacked the atmosphere we were after.

Thank 01CherylJH
Drapanias, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A couple of friends were visiting Crete from Scotland and staying in a villa in Plaka. We met for a catch up as we had been away from Scotland for just over a year. Nice laid back feel about this place on a lazy Tuesday morning. We only had drinks so cannot comment about the food although they have a... More 

Thank David C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have been visiting Crete for a number of years but now finally bought our own villa in Plaka. Just a few strides up the road is El Pis, we very lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant on our door step, with lovely owners and staff, Molly, Nikos Michalis, Tom and all the gang, these guys will always make... More 

Thank Sheff_boys
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate out at this taverna at least 10 times during our 2 week stay. Fantastic waiters and waitresses.great food. sea food to die for. Too much to list. We will be back.

Thank Peter G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

From takeaway bacon sandwiches in the morning to wood fired pizzas and top greek food on an evening. The small friendly team deliver top food and service with reasonable prices. They have dance and music nights too

Thank Anthony M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apokoronas, Plaka, Crete 370 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: 302825031584

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