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Iliomanolis Taverna

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Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
+30 2832 051053
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Southampton, England
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We have been here before and once again it was very good to go into the kitchen and see the various dishes on offer. The rabbit stifado was just as good as it used to be and we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

Thank Henstingnizzle
Province of Florence, Italy
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

One of the best examples of family-done tavernas you can find on Crete. We bought some mountain herb there as well. Picturesque road to reach it.

Thank happy-felix
Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Eating at Iliomanolis taverna is one of the 10 things one must do in Crete without any hesitation - along with paying a visit to Knossos or go swimming at Elafonissi beach. Best traditional Cretan cuisine in the island. Just go and taste it.

Thank George P
Vigo, Spain
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

If you want to feel the experience of having a meal (or hundreds, if you have time!!!!) in heaven, go to Iliomanolis. Two angels will lead you straight away to the kichen and show you the different options for the day (everyday you get a different menú). Food will never be the same for you afterwards And the surprise comes... More 

1 Thank MARIA R
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Lost somewhere on the way from Rethymno to Rodakino, we stopped for a refreshment at Iliomanolis. As soon as we saw the cooking pots simmering with local (you cant get more local, meat -at least poultry, rabbit and vegetables are from their own farm) food, we sat and tried some before the beach. Stuffed zucchini flowers with yogurt dip were... More 

1 Thank Billie K
Athens, Greece
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285 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

The tavern of iliomanolis is set after the kotsyfou gorge, therefore even driving to this place is magical. The tavern is run by the lady and her two daughters and they cook traditional cretan kitchen with local ingredients. Whatever we tasted was excellent..and the prices very very good....it is a pity we do not have the chance to eat like... More 

1 Thank zoomendoscopist
Weesp, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Maria and her daughters make the best Cretan food in the area of Plakias. Their taverna is situated near the Kotsifou gorge, famous for many bird species. It's also near a very fine pine tree forrest, good for walking fans. Every day the kitchen serves fresh dishes and be aware of the fire water....Raki. What a pity that the host... More 

5 Thank Albert v
Forde, Norway
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234 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Its about 9 km from Plakias, 8 km from Selia, 5 km from Mythios, the first roadcrossing after the small Canyon, just before Agio Ioannis. The name/sign is only in Greek language, easy to overlook. Food/kitchen is definitely better than the average greek taverna, only the portions where small (was stil hungry when I left), and all orders had a... More 

2 Thank Corelli S
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

The lady who cooks ask you to visit the kitchen (extremely clean) to see the cooked food and chose what you want to eat. She prepares around 20 different cooked dishes in the summer period. All the meats are raised by this family apart from veal. The price we paid was redicilusly low and this creates an exceptional value for... More 

4 Thank Efi E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanevos, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Kanevos
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 051053

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