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The Blue Door Taverna

Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 065500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to have lunch with a view over to Spinalonga with a fantastic glass of chilled wine , there small fish starter is amazing as are there lamb chops all served beautifully.fantastic service and a smile from Davros.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blue Door Offers an Excellent Setting, With Spectacular Views. The Menu is Diverse From Fresh Fish, Traditional Greek Dishes, & Pasta. I Would Highly Suggest Eating There.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this was the best Greek food I had during my entire stay on Crete. The problem was the cost - it was way way overpriced which is why I couldn't give a five-star rating. There are many many places serving food of the...More

1  Thank VanKB68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and lovely people. I had chicken and the wife had lamb chops, both really good. The view is amazing. Prices are a little expensive but it's the best value for money at the blue palace resort, everything is far too expensive there

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful service, amazing view, very convenient to the beach and the rest of the hotel. I loved the traditional Greek meze.

Thank Shoretraveler8915
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not many time you find a small, cozy restaurant within the large massive hotel complex (that is architecturally beautifully done, by the way). Gorgeous views, open breezy restaurant seating and a perfect attentive service.... Grilled fresh sun dried octopus was excellent, lobster and lamb chops...More

Thank albatros63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of the half board option it is a fantastic feed not for the food any!! The service is friendly, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Try the Sea bass it's amazing !! The only thing with each of the restaurants here is...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and amazing service. Would highly recommend. Take up the half board option as choices are varied here and yiu will never go hungry. If you would like a lighter meal order 1 starter to share and then have a main each. The staff...More

Thank Nicki J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint setting with a view to Spinalonga Island. The food was great though, as with all of the Blue Palace restaurants, it comes with a price tag so if you are on a budget or looking for good value, best stick to the many good...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not staying at the Blue Palace, so had to get a reservation. Excellent restaurant by the water ... great, attentive service and such delicious food. I ate a cheese pie which was just phenomenal ... their appeasers with spicy feta and mashed aubergine are delicious...More

Thank VIKING004
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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Incorporating the resort's signature color, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman's stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze. The Story behind Blue Blue is the color of Greece, the color of our flag, the color of the Aegean, the color of all the Greek islands.. In the old days when most of the men from the islands went to make a living from the sea, their women would wait anxiously for their return. To ward off the evil spirits, they would paint the doors of their homes blue, as they believed that this color would protect them from the evil eye and bring their husbands back safely to them. Cretan Feast Guests will have the opportunity to discover a unique ritual, the Cretan Feast: large bonfires will be lit at our private beach for the slow cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb. Authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra. Guest will enjoy this unique cultural and gastronomical experience, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty by the sea and enjoying the unmatched facilities and unparalleled service of Blue Palace.
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