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rethymniou-spiliou, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 2831 041185
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

allready visited the place 3 times...every time its better...friendly stuff....great food...perfect prices!!!!!

Thank Aloupis K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening indulging in good, healthy Cretan food cooked to traditional recipes, which have been passed down through the family. There is no menu. You choose from the dishes that have been freshly prepared that day. The locals choose to eat here due to the high quality of the food. This restaurant has received many awards. It's... More 

Thank Elaine12335
Crete, Greece
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Alekos is a place you visit when you really want to enjoy your meal and we visit it occasionally. Sorry but you cannot order here except for your drinks and only if you loved something you can order some more! Of course everything that is served to you is cooked on site and almost a uniqe menu is created every... More 

Thank gianzo7
Heraklion, Greece
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I first visited this place right after it opened many many years ago and I am pleased to say I keep coming back, whenever I can. I was immediately captivated by the way things work, without menus, with the dishes of the day coming without having been ordered, until you say enough, I've had my fill. Some may say this... More 

Thank petros v
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended Alekos by a local & were absolutely delighted with what we found. There is no menu you eat what's on offer. The incredibly affable Joseph (Alekos son) informed us he would serve typical Cretan dishes which would be delicious, he was right. A salad arrived which contained beautiful fresh leaves, walnuts, raisins and a large portion of... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

exceptional meal. try all local tastes. the salads are excellent. also the burgers. all made from fresh and tasty products at the end don't miss the sfakiani pie. the taste is out from this world. BRAVO!!!

Thank mmmnena
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is no menu. You just sit down, relax and enjoy all dishes coming one after the other with Cretan specialties. Superb in quality, taste and value for money.

Thank Constantinos G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have just stayed in a beautiful villa in the village of Armeni and wanted to eat at Alekos as all the previous guests recommended it. It was a really fun evening, there were 6 of us and the courses kept coming! The beef in tomato sauce, lamb with aubergines and the beef patties and steak were a highlight, as... More 

Thank Linda W
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were taken here by a friend. It was the best meal of our holiday. Great value for money, fantastic food and a good variety of dishes.

Thank ShuttleTydirium
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Go there and just wait to be served. As there is no menue, you don't have a choice anyway. Alekos is serving what has been prepared during the day and it's always fresh, always delicious, and always too much. So don't be shy returning half of it, be intelligent and ask for an aluminium pack, it's as delicious the next... More 

Thank Marc L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rethymniou-spiliou, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 041185

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?