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Esperides Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Rapaniana, Crete 73006, Greece
+30 2824 022724
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and family have visited this place a few times in the past few years. The owner and his family always make you feel welcome. The food is simple and straight forward. But always excellent. It is like having evening meal with friends in there home. You are always made very welcome and service id excellent as is the... More 

Thank GARY F
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly welcome.....!!! We had a great meal and nice wine!!! Hospitality and good prices!!! Absolutely recommended!!!

Thank aroniki
Glossop, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Hospitality, good honest Cretan cooking, service with a smile, and remembered from 2 years ago. A great way to end my first full day back at my spiritual home. Evcharisto polí.

Thank leighj02
Lymington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

It's 15 years since we first came to this restaurant and the food, service and atmosphere hasn't changed one bit. This is a family run restaurant where you will get the warmest welcome and the most delicious Greek food. Everytime we come to Crete we come back to Esperides and it will always be our favourite place to eat on... More 

Thank stephfree50
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Esperides was the first restaurant we ate at during our stay due to it's proximity to our hotel. Since then we've tried several other local, and not so local restaurants - but Esperides has so far proved to be our favourite. We were greeted like old friends on arrival, and given our choice of table. As we were early we... More 

Thank Jon G
Newport, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Yet again we cannot find fault at this excellent family restaurant. All very friendly, helpful and very good at what they do. A certificate of Excellence speaks for itself and very well deserved. The food is fresh and tasty with complimenary deserts and Raki to finish the evening. Well priced and definitely the best Restaurant we have been to in... More 

Thank Patrick M
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious... excellent hospitality... really worth it...!!! We ate a very good steak and chicken fillet with mushroom sauce, both very good!!!

Thank Panagiotis S
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was opposite the apartments where we were staying. You can guarantee a warm welcome from the owners who obviously love children. The menu is wide ranging and caters for all tastes. I had the rabbit stifado on our last visit which was succulent and very tasty. My husband had beef stifado which was equally as good. My grandson had... More 

Thank Georgie C
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! Everything was superb and we visited 5 times during our 2 week holiday ! Which we've never done before , Thanos and Vangelis were brilliant made us feel so welcome , this is how you run a restaurant ! We were a group of 11 and were even invited in after nights out elsewhere to have Raki with... More 

Thank Nicalk
Crawley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We never travel to the same place twice; but this was our 6th trip to this tiny village!! Yes you can eat at the harbour with the masses and the inflated prices; but if you want a genuine taste of Crete and its hospitality, look no further. Tanis is the perfect host, the food is cooked by family and is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rapaniana, Crete 73006, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Rapaniana
  • Phone Number: +30 2824 022724

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