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This all-white outdoor restaurant is an island of class and relative quiet along boom-boom Dimokratias. The kitchen churns out light, inventive and fresh fare, including innovative salads and quality meats and fish.
The best taverna on Old Malia’s main square goes for the Crete-meets-English-B&B look with plenty of knick-knacks and lace curtains...
There’s really nothing terribly special about the menu at San Giorgio but the warm decor, congenial service and nicely prepared home-cooked food will still ensure a memorable dining experience...
A taverna/kafeneio halfway along Kritzotopoula, Platanos has a pleasant setting under a giant plane tree and vine canopy. There’s a tasty menu of grills and mayirefta (meals chosen from hot trays).
A one-time old-style kafeneio , Saridakis has been modernised, but still dishes up good Greek coffee with other options.
A pleasant cafe-bar just up from the main square with internet access (€1 per half hour) and wi-fi.
Every night, owner-chef Kleopatra prepares the fresh catch brought in by hubbie Nikos in her tiny kitchen...
Honest-to-goodness Greek food is a rare commodity in Hersonisos proper, which is what makes Gianna and Manos’ taverna such a find. It’s tucked into a side street off the main strip.
Managed by a Greek-Australian family, this homely taverna specialises in spit-roasted meats and dishes cooked in the wood oven in front. The lamb in rosé wine with bay leaves is recommended.
Has a selection of locally caught fish.
With an inventive cuisine that draws on international themes and ingredients, Migomis has maintained the highest standards for many years...
The focus is on terrific Cretan home-style cooking at this friendly restaurant. You can select from trays of fresh mayirefta (casseroles and oven-baked dishes) such as goat with artichokes...
Down-to-earth Sarri’s offers tasty mezedhes, standard Greek dishes and home-baked bread. Across the road the tree-shaded garden terrace is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s a choice of daily specials.
A longstanding top eatery, Pelagos is housed in a restored neoclassical building and has a garden terrace...
Smart decor enhances a good menu at this restaurant opposite the town beach. A decent wine list includes some fine Cretan vintages.
Well-priced food makes this mezedhopoleio a classic small-plate place with several varieties of ouzo to enhance things, as well as some Greek wines...
Beneath a giant plane tree, tourist-geared Platanos is a focus of village social life and has live music on many summer evenings. It offers reliable Cretan staples.
Located on the corner of the main square, this popular place benefits from the fresh fish supplied by the owner’s own boat.
This restaurant is tucked away around the corner from Elounda’s main square on the road to Plaka and between the town’s two small local beaches...
Boasting a floating pontoon deck for diners, the harbour-side Kalidon turns over a decent selection of fish and meat standards. There’s a mixed fish dish at €19 for one or €37 for two.
Catering for mainstream tastes on the way north from the centre of town, this busy place offers decent grilled and oven-baked meat dishes.
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