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Eleonas Restaurant

Roman spring sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
+30 697 667 0002
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
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13:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Roman spring sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We retreated here for beer and nibbles after a hot walk and should have eaten here as the food is excellent ( been a couple of years ago)

Thank hen3ryford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

(-) too expensive (-) unacceptable service - the waitress was so rude!! (+) nice location and decoretion

Thank nick a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic setting, great food and great service. We ate here as part of our stay for two weeks and it was consistently good wholesome, hearty food.

Thank Ben1208
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had dinner every night at Eleonas Restaurant and the menu, food and service did not disappoint. My wife even tried GOAT!

Thank Jeffery W
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had walked around the lake and decided to continue our walk to the Eleonas Restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was supburb as was the service and the location was a bonus. We sat outside amoungst the olive trees and shrubs for...More

Thank Lop65
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant uses products from the region and they do it with passion! Everyday there is a different menu which always tastes great! Don't expect fancy food with fancy prices. I would discribe it as an honest regional kitchen with honest prices. I would recommend...More

Thank Klaas B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited Eleonas for lunch twice between Christmas 2016. The first time I was on a private visit with friends. The restaurant is in a very beautiful location, near Zaros village, at the beginning of Rouvas National Park, offering great views! We felt welcome since the...More

Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My complements to the staff, they make a place as well as the food, simple but excellent a Moussaka to die for!! Lovely snails in sage olive oil or delicious rabbit or lamb simply but excellently stewed to perfection. Round off your meal with a...More

2  Thank henry16
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of the bests in Crete!!! Local products home made bread familly cusine excellent sevice, we stay in the hotel 4 nights best time

1  Thank דוד ב
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is the restaurant attached to Eleonas Cottages. It has a lovely outside terrace, sheltered under old olive trees and surrounded by wild flowers and herbs. We had half board and the food really was very good indeed. The staff are friendly and helpful. On...More

2  Thank Jonathan S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 17 - USD 36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roman spring sterna, Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Zaros
  • Phone Number: +30 697 667 0002
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Eleonas
The Eleonas Country Village complex represents the Cretan gastronomy which you can relish at “Elia”, the traditional restaurant in the heart of the complex.

Mouthwatering products of the Cretan land, local recipes cooked with care, along with an extensive wine list from the Cretan vineyards guarantee an unforgettable gastronomic experience to all visitors and guests.

By meeting the necessary standards and requirements, the restaurant holds the “Quality Label of Cretan Cuisine” and focuses on the exceptional raw materials from the nearby farms that are perfectly combined in an exciting range of traditional Cretan recipes. The virgin olive oil comes from the complex's olive groves while the various types of traditional cheese from the family’s model dairy.

A wide range of the products that you can taste at Eleonas Country complex come from the organic vegetable garden within the grove’s limits as well as the region’s nearby farms.

The restaurant’s menu varies, depending on the season. Refreshing, colourful salads with vegetables and greens make a terrific accompaniment to meat and fish.

The delicious trout from the lake near Zaros village is an excellent quality fish that enriches the flavour of many recipes. On the other hand, the fresh and tasty meat served at Elia restaurant comes from local nearby farms, with some of them being on Mt Psiloritis, and is cooked in traditional recipes either in a wood stove or on the grill.

You can savour delicious pies with wild mountain greens kneaded into doughs or local cheese and traditional salted or smoked meat and sausages, all perfect appetizers for fine raki and wine.

At Elia restaurant, you will also taste home-made spoon sweets made with love and pure ingredients. The fruits are freshly picked from Eleonas’ trees and made into syrupy bergamot, quince and other sweets.

Both the restaurant’s exterior and interior are tastefully decorated with natural elements such as local wood and stone. In winter, the fireplace creates a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere while in summer the cool chill out terrace afford an incredible view of the overwhelming nature landscape where you can sit back and relax.

For our little friends, there are two well- equipped playgrounds, inside and outside of the restaurant.

Elia restaurant is a nice place to take in the view of Eleonas Country Village that stretches along with the magnificent nature that embraces it.

Elia restaurant is open to non-guest visitors and welcomes on an everyday basis locals and guests longing for traditional authentic flavours and tastes.
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