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27 Apellou | Old town, Kos Town 853 00, Greece
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+30 2242 022133
12:30 - 00:30
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant with a large group of sailors, after a sailing trip in the Aegean. They offered us a good selection of meat meze, some of which had very interesting variations to the usual greek recipes. Good quality and ample quantity.

Thank Yiannos A
Mannheim, Germany
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is excellent as well as the service. The prices are reasonable, the quality of food is perfect. Better make a reservation if you plan to come here in the evening or go earlier than usual!

1 Thank stefaniefehre
Alken, Belgium
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Elia was recommended to us by a colleague that has family ties in Kos. This restaurant serves mainly meat and is located in the “old town” in one of those cosy narrow streets, a short walk from the Kos harbour. We went for dinner and sat inside as it was very windy and a bit chilly that night, but there... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been on the island for holidays and as we wanted to try traditional food we ended up at this restaurant in the centre of the city. We definitely recommend it as it had great food with value for money but also great service and friendly staff.

Thank Georgios S
Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there three times during our weeks stay in Kos. A great menu. The food is authentic, fantastic and real value for money. The staff are excellent - friendly, attentive and efficient as was the service! Not more I can say except if you visit Kos and want a great meal in a lovely restaurant setting then don't bypass... More 

Thank karl188
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to go have food and wine with friends, lovely atmosphere...and the food just amazing! 🍝🍷

Thank Iskrensdr
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by for lunch during our tour of old town. Great place for lunch. Smiling and friendly staff. Breads served before lunch were really tasty.

Thank ZerenGereli
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly. Opened the garden up just for us. Had several small plates including gorgeous meaty octopus in a balsamic glaze. Shame we missed the lamb though. So good none was left. Vert traditional Greek food in lovely old town

1 Thank Damon B
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think the title says it all. I have been using this place for a number of years and it is consistently good. A proper tavern in the old style, serving authentic Greek food. This is obvious by the amount of Greek people using it. Go on, give it a try, it's in Old Town and easy to find.

Thank ratboyLondon
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Try it out for meat! Lamb kapamas...delicious! The menu...you will want to come back for more. There are many places for tourists in Kos, but only a few to recommend for GOOD food, fair price and excellent service! Elia is THE PLACE to have dinner for meat!

Thank Fdel2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Apellou | Old town, Kos Town 853 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Kos  >  Kos Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2242 022133

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