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Despina Taverna

Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 041350
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banoffee pie” (9 reviews)
“beef liver” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

The menu has changed quite a lot since we visited here some 2 years ago and is now less typically Greek but the new menu still offers good food delivered with great service. We were seated at a table with a fantastic view of the...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took advantage of Delspina being open at lunchtimes for have a pre-flight meal. Definite air of quality about Despina and the seafood risotto and prawns with pasta (langoustinish in size) were beautifully cooked and tasty. Shame we have no time to go back for the...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on Sat 16th Sep and was brilliant, both the service and food. Recommend to anyone in the area. The red mullet was exceptional

Thank Pcdenton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dined here with my children twice, because it was superb! No flaws in anything: service, food, view, everything was impeccable!! Try the calamari and the meatballs in tomato sauce. Very interesting and smooth flavouring. The souvlaki is perfect for children. Definitely we will visit...More

Thank Cris V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here twice. Booking is essential. The houlumi, and small fishes were great starters , and the oven baked salmon on a bed of potato salad was excellent fit the main course. Excellent service from the waiters . Well worth a...More

Thank Epernay51
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely restaurant with a great view over the bay. Staff are attentive (but not overly so) and food is good. However, prices are a little higher than other places we ate in, but then you do get a great view. Had a great bottle of...More

Thank JohnBovi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot recommend highly enough. We went three times in a week which says it all. Fabulous view, great service and food is top quality for a taverna. We love the fish soup, the octopus and the moussaka. Incredibly welcoming to our kids who formed a...More

Thank epicureanblade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First restaurant within walking distance (15-20 mins stroll) from Elounda Blue hotel. Friendly, welcoming staff. Lovely relaxed atmosphere with stunning sea views, although many steps up to restaurant. Reasonably priced with varied menu to suit all. Personally recommend the deep fried calamari. As in most...More

Thank vertigobar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here twice during our stay. It is a short 5 minute stroll from Elounda beach on the road to Plaka and the elevated position of the restaurant provides a fantastic setting and views over the bay, The quality of the food and...More

Thank Whatfordregans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for an early evening meal and were really impressed. We went for the two specials - swordfish and moussaka - which we shared. Both were absolutely stunning. The views were magnificent, but they were matched by the quality of the food and the attentive...More

Thank Ryan H
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Yes we paid on card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mavrikiano | Akti Poseidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 041350
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On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
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