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Palio Kantouni

N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 042206
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed today

We visited here last year and couldn't wait to return. We love it here family run, excellent food and the owner likes to explain in detail about the local dishes. You get complimentary dessert and drinks at the end of your meal. Recommend you book...More

Thank Anniebee_10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a small, rustic, family run taverna that offers a lovely terrace with a nice view and some very good food in large portions - all served with passion and energy by Marinos, the boss who is a lovely character. Perfect for a casual...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 days ago

w look forward to our visits to Palio Kantouni as its always such an entertaining evening. A wonderful host who always makes us laugh, he is so proud of his wife's cooking and rightly so ...meatballs are amazing and the raki flows!! We love our...More

1  Thank PargaFanatic
Reviewed 6 days ago

An Interesting taverna in Mavrikiano just outside Elounda. Home cooking in a very small setting - on!y about 20 tables! The food was sublime - a fine example of local Cretan food that would be cooked by local families in their own kitchens.

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us two days to get a reservation at this small, family-run restaurant but it was well worth the wait. The food was fabulous. I highly recommend trying Shepherd's Salad. We all thought it was one of the best salads we had ever eaten....More

Thank janethB2808ZY
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Elounda but be sure to reserve a table. Food is wonderful - fresh, home made, delcious and served with pride. The owner is hospitable and prides himself in making sure that you enjoy your evening. He is a real character! The...More

1  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after reading the other reviews on here and we were really not disappointed. My partner and I really wanted to experience an authentic Greek tavern and this is certainly a huge difference from the row of restaurants on the front. The owner was...More

1  Thank Danny_927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal here on the last night of our holiday. The owner was lovely and couldn't do enough for us and our 2 year old daughter. The food and the whole experience were lovely. If it hadn't been our last night we...More

Thank Slug312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent, truly Greek, taverna. We have been coming to Palio Kantini for three years and the place just keeps giving. Marinos is a fantastic character, serving wonderful food cooked by his wife, Maria. It is a bit of a slog up the...More

3  Thank GeorgeBlackadder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had several meals here during our two week stay in Mavrikiano. The owner is just lovely with a good sense of humour and is obviously passionate about the food he serves. I would recommend booking during busy times.

1  Thank paulinerae
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Priscilla D
Do they take credit cards? :)
21 July 2016|
Response from Marinos1967 | Property representative |
No for the moment.... Is a very small tavern.... Thank you ...
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Priscilla D
Do they take credit cards? :)
21 July 2016|
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Response from StacynFran | Reviewed this property |
I genuinely don't know as we always pay cash ... Some of the larger restaurants take cards I believe but not sure here and would be surprised if he did (sorry for delay this didn't tag up in my emails )
hi been to elounda loads of times so know the area well. where is the restaurant situated. regards
8 April 2016|
Response from MARINOS D | Property representative |
The restaurant is situated at the Mavrikiano hill, before the village. 150 m from see coast road that goes to Plaka. The turn to go uphill is at the Despina tavern, 500m from the main beach.....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 17
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 042206
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