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The Hope - Rakadiko tou Kamari

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Mavrikiano Elounda, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 697 229 5150
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the walk up the hill, but a taxi will get you near if you don't fancy the walk. Great food with fabulous views of Elounda. Friendly welcome makes this one of the busiest places to eat so a reservation may be necessary, but don't miss out on this gem if your in the area it's fantastic

2 Thank MaRoper
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic views, fantastic hosts. We walked up to the Hope and had been told we should book by many people we had spoken to, I figured it was October and it would be fine....we were very lucky to get the last table of the evening and a couple that walked in just behind us were out of luck... More 

1 Thank CardiffWelshbird
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Everyone we spoke to recommended this place, its not easy to walk to at night but well worth it. we went on Ohi Day and the place was full of locals and tourists, we booked ahead and had a table right on the front looking out over the harbour at night. Staff were great and friendly and the drinks were... More 

1 Thank Pete E
Odessa, Ukraine
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1,057 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,523 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We drove to the Elounda area for a bit of sightseeing and some fresh fish. Due to the good reviews we selected 'The Hope' for lunch. After we parked the car we walked to the restaurant, got a table on the terrace with a beautiful view towards the sea & mountains. So far, so good. When we received the menu... More 

1 Thank HONkiev
Crete, Greece
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

dimitris and amalia are a very nice couple who take care of their customers very well. the taverna is a lovely place also during the winter.

1 Thank boeleke01
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, the view was amazing. Service was very friendly. Food was very nice but nothing extra special but we would have had lunch again if we had time.

1 Thank dolphinwatchers
Calne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Hope is a traditional, rustic taverna serving authentic dishes at amazing value. The setting is beautiful with a stunning view, especially in the evening as the light changes and the night time lights come on. We were lucky enough to dine without a reservation on both occasions. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the chefs deserve a... More 

1 Thank Katherine H
Leafield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have already recommended The Hope to many friends visiting the area and everyone has loved their visit there. This is a beautifully situated and well run traditional taverna that happens to have fabulous views and wonderful food! On the night we visited I asked if liver was on the menu - it wasn't. However, in true Cretan style, the... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Located just outside the center of Elounda (~500 m) is this wonderful small restaurant. The people are friendly and they serve good authentic dishes for a small price, moreover, it has a great view over Elounda. In the summer it is wise to make a reservation.

Thank E. K
Woking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was a bit disappointed with this place. I thought the food was quite plain to be honest and not something I was expecting after reading the reviews. We had fava (huge portion!), grilled whole calamari (a bid chewy) and snails and rosemary (very salty). Also, we waited quite a while for our bill despite asking for it twice, which... More 

2 Thank Brenya77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
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: Mavrikiano Elounda, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 697 229 5150
Cretan traditional food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?