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Methexis Taverna

Palaiochora, Crete 73001, Greece
+30 2823 041431
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Palaiochora, Crete 73001, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow cooking cooking combined with fast service. Very hospitable, will invite you to a display of the days many special slow cooked dishes on the edge of the kitchen. I and my crowd just keep returning each year we visit Paleochora in late April and...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were several home cooked dishes to choose from, and quite different from the usual Greek fare. We had stewed calamari with fennel, pork with caramelised leeks and feta, and stuffed courgettes with meat balls. Everything was delicious and made that day. Would highly recommend...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on November 1 2017, the first night of our three-day visit to Paleochora. Methexis was recommended to us by a shop owner in Paleochora when we asked if there were any specific tavernas we should visit for good traditional Greek cuisine....More

Thank Donny B
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We pitched up at Methexis as it was recommended in Lonely Planet guide. The owner was very friendly, explains all the pre-cooked dishes. I had the rabbit was was delicious and my husband had fresh sardines. I also had the horta- boiled greens basically -...More

Thank GWheeldon
Reviewed March 30, 2018

One of the most popular local restaurants. We visited on Independence Day of Greece and had to wait in line. Like the whole of Crete, fast service, large portions, fresh meals, desserts and cakes served by the hosts. The restaurant is also famous for the...More

Thank Sigita S
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We have eaten here over a number of years, mostly at lunchtime, when you can enjoy the view over the bay towards the "Crocodile". The food is excellent with a greater variety of special Cretan dishes that you often don't find elsewhere. It can sometimes...More

Thank presdee
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We first ate here at lunch time because we were on a nearby beach. The food was exceptional in the context of very strong competition and we made a point of coming back. The menu is better than most local restaurants. Alongside fish, seafood calimari...More

Thank Donau
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We ate here on a number of occasions during our stay in Paleochora as it was the closest restaurant to the Aris Hotel. There was a good choice on the menu, but the service was end of season.

Thank Steveabc2016
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We had heard, that Methexis should be the best restaurant in Paleochora. It wasn't. Not on our day, in any case. Service: 45 minutes after we had given our orders, the waiter came and told us, that they didn't have our starters. We must give...More

1  Thank LN1946
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Situated well at the end of road in front of a small creek. A traditional good address where besides the card we can choose today's specials in cooking. To note that the steakhouse works only from 17 hours.

Thank Chris2437
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palaiochora, Crete 73001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Palaiochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041431
  • E-mail
Tel: +30 28230 41431
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