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The Filoxenia Taverna

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High Street | Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece
+30 2897 042350
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely family run taverna. Food was fantastic. Felt like you were being welcomed into their home. As a family we returned a few times while we were there

Thank Margaret M
Darlington, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got caught in a rain storm, and popped in for a coffee, we were warmly welcomed by the very friendly proprietor who promptly provided service despite being really busy, as we waited for our coffees (which were lovely), we noticed they had a Trip advisor certificate of excellence. It was clearly very popular, very busy with many eating lunch and... More 

Thank GreenEye2010
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best in the resort for generosity and entertainment,the owner not only provides complimented raki but always has a toot and a dance around the tables. Visited several times .

Thank fifewull
Hexham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and good value. We came here a couple of times and the staff the food and prices would be hard to beat. Real greek food and hospitality. Well worth a visit

Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We came here to escape our all inclusive food at the hotel and picked this place as it had a homely feel and a lot of people told us to try it . We weren't disappointed .. The staff were lovely and the food the home comforts we craved

Thank MissSmithy1988
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very friendly, best to stick to Greek food. Avoid steak and chicken fillet. Real hand cut chips. Raki a bit sharp beware

Thank twcrompton
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Greek home cooking, Great friendly owner , always busy which is always a good sign My husband had the fish mixed grill which had a least 6 different fish . Reasonable prices too Also given a small bottle of raki after the meal

Thank Tracy H
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What can i say the best food in Gouves especially the Moussaka and Lamb Kleftico all freshly prepared by Mama whilst Dad and son Oldi are excellent hosts. Would definitely recommend a visit you will not be disappointed.

Thank kevin_richardson5
Leeds, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. The food is delicious and the family that run the place are great entertainment, especially when the raki comes out at the end of your evening. Thanks for a great night!

Thank TeamHF
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

lovely food and lovely hosts, would definitely recommend you go xx first time we went was only for a drink at 1.30 am ! they were just closing and yet welcomed us and stayed open for another 2 hours, joining us for a drink too, we had a great evening x we returned for a meal and loved it x

Thank kumala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Gouves
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 042350

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