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Taverna O Gyalos

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Kalives, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
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Crete
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live most of the year on the fringe of Kalyves and discovered Gyalos Taverna on the town beach last Summer. This is a 'must visit' taverna. Impeccable service and food that is a cut above the norm - but priced sensibly. Friends visiting us spent the first day here at Gyalos and decided to stay put for the rest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a few days on the beach during our stay in August 2016, and we like the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Drinks were great but perhaps a little on the pricey side but it is right on the beach. We had a couple of meals here but really weren't that pleased with the food. It was ok, but... More 

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Strathaven Scotland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We used this restaurant many times on our holiday. Great food and very friendly service. Thanks to Frank and all his staff for making us feel special.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Good food and drink, On the beach Friendly staff and fire-pit on the beach when it gets cold (rarely)

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Hove, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited this taverna twice for lunch during our stay in Almyrida. Sited on Kalyves' sandy beach it is a dream for visitors who want to spend their holiday laying in the sun and just popping to the bar for a drink or into the restaurant for a snack or meal. Tables and sunbeds are provided for customers on the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Staying at the west end of Kalyves but decided to try the village beach for a change. Lots of sunbeds and tavernas to choose from and took pot luck with Taverna O Gyalos. Sunbeds free to use if you buy a drink or have lunch. I watched as others were 'reminded" of this by an elderly gentleman who paraded between... More 

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Eastbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have just enjoyed our fourth meal at the Gyalos Taverna and everyone of them has been excellent.They serve lovely traditional Cretan food in a wonderful beachside environment. The staff are very friendly and explain the dishes if you are not sure what they are. To complement the taverna there is a lovely sandy beach, free sunbeds and free Wi-Fi.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great food right on the beach. Very friendly service. Our favorite place for Cretan salad. There's a beach bar with a wide selection of cocktails and drinks.

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Thank robbret
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly waterside taverna with good portions and lots of local dishes. Popular with locals and visitors - and has table football etc for the children (in sight but out of earshot!)

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Cheshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great location right on the beach, Frank the owner is very friendly with always a smile but not all his staff follow his example. Used this restaurant for lunches only and while some meals were OK others were not. Ordered Green Beans & a portion of Meat Balls the Meat Balls were served 10 minutes after the Beans by which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalives, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves

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