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Palio Kantouni

N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 042206
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spicy pork” (18 reviews)
“meatballs” (36 reviews)
“sea bream” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
N. Foka 0 | Mavrikiano - Elounda, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during hour stay in Elounda. On our first visit we were lucky to get the last remaining table, so we booked in advance for our second visit. The menu is only small, but that ensures that the food is always fresh....More

Thank AandASmith
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

By far our favourite restaurant. Small and family run traditional Greek food. Not a huge menu but what they do is fabulous. Made me very nostalgic the food was that good. Complementary mezze to start. The little fish and giant beans for starters were great....More

1  Thank mariabarnes
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great wee place overlooking Elounda harbour with a lovely atmosphere and fantastic service. We ate here 2 nights this week as we enjoyed ourselves so much the first time. The owner Marinos is so friendly and we ended up sitting drinking Raki...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Very small but hugely friendly restaurant. The food was lovely and the owner described everything to us & was very proud to tell us of his grandmothers recipe for meatballs which we both had. A bit out of town but worth the walk if you...More

Thank DeniseYorks
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our eating experiences in Elounda. Sure it doesn’t look much from the outside - a small taverna with maybe 12 tables in a non-descript road out of town....but oh the food! It’s like eating with a Cretan family - the...More

Thank PuttingPenToPaper
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Just wonderful. It felt like being at home in Cretan family. Every part of the menu was described beautifully and was exactly as described. The Shepherd salad is fantastic as are the Saganaki prawns. The owner is an absolute delight, we will be back!!

Thank richb0510
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great waiting staff, good food - worth the (uphill) walk to get there. Can get booked so make sure you reserve a table if in (or near) peak season

Thank leu07kal
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best place to eat in Elounda. The atmosphere is really cosy (away from all the main tourist bars and restaurants) and the view on the harbour is just terrific. The food is really, really good. Best meatballs I ever tasted....More

Thank Bas B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A lovely find although up a steep hill. (we did cheat and go by taxi!). A lovely atmosphere like sitting in a private garden. Owner is a great character who works really hard. Food excellent. I had sea bream which was fab. My husband had...More

Thank babsy13022013
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We took only "small" dishes and wine and enjoyed both service and the taste of the food. A very generous host!

Thank tomer a
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Kay M
23 September 2017|
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Response from MARINOS D | Property representative |
No sorry.... Thank you very much
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9 September 2017|
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Response from MARINOS D | Property representative |
No problem... Just tell us the time... Marinos-Maria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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