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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
About
Aletri Restaurant is a Cretan family restaurant run by the Kastrinakis family who for generations has lived on this site. The Aletri was named by the family origins of farming and means "the plough". Our dishes are created using fresh vegetables produced in our own gardens and extra virgin olive oil from our own olive groves. Enjoy a romantic evening, dining under the 100 years old grape vine. Our wide menu and friendly atmosphere makes many visitors to consider us their friends and come back year after year. A warm welcome awaits you.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Off of the main strip between Platanias and Agia Marina you’ll find the family run Aletri taverna. We were instantly drawn to the decorative nature of the restaurant and its homely looking tables amongst the trees. We ordered the pork belly, pork kontosouvli and grilled...pitta with dips. Beautiful food, well presented and the three homemade dips were superb. Both the pork dishes were well cooked, tasty and tender. Friendly service finished off with complimentary raki. Perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

A lovely family run restaurant who where very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent and you must try the Greek meatballs 😊

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

We actually visited this restaurant because of the great reviews about it and our experience was super. Pleasant, professional service. Excellent food and wine. Only downside was when the guests at the hotel across the street started playing loud Scandinavian hard rock/metal music. Was a...bit of a downer on an otherwise perfect evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

It’s been the forth time we‘ve been to Crete and this was one of the badest meals we had on the island. Please don't misunderstand me, you can go there, if you want, you won’t get sick, but it’s not very tasty. The Meat was...grilled much too long, so it was very, very dry, the potatoes were mushy and chewy at the same time and the dishes were very bland. They have so many herbs and spices here. I don’t know why they don’t use them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don't understand how they got so many good reviews. So far we have always been able to rely on the Tripadvisor reviews quite well, that’s why I wrote this was one of the badest meals we had in Crete.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

This is the place to go when looking for hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, great suroundings and decor, and a really good food! Fast and professional service delivering delicious food is really the cherry on top. The family running the place, and taking care of customers, are...committed and proud of the heritage of generationsMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

Stumbled across this restaurant on our first day in the resort. Words can't describe the food, simply one of the best meals I've had on my many trips abroad. The owner showed us around what originally was his parents house before our table was ready,...the pride was clear to see as he welcomed us to his restaurant. Attentive staff quickly brought menus which left us in a dilemma ad to what to chose. I went for the cheesecake, a sublime rye bread base, feta and tomato with olives. It was a meal in itself. This was followed by Greek Belly Pork......amazing until the last mouthful. My partner had goats cheese in a coating of Greek flour and fried to perfection ( sorry can't remember the name of the dish....blame the house wine!!) followed by beef in red wine on a bed of tagliatelle pasta. We didn't talk a lot (ha) the food was that good. Please give it a go, you won't be disappointed. Our first meal in Aghia Marina it will be hard to beat.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

The local dishes is to be tried. I had the one with pork and melted cheese (familiy recepie). The poek basically melted on my tongue! The staff so friendly but common, genuine and concerned. I will definately come back for more greek speciliaties 👌👌👌

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

We ”found” this place last summer and it was one of the reasons we came back to Crete this summer. Do not miss this place while staying the area. The atmosphere is really nice, staff super friendly and the food is just divine!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

Visited this restaurant by chance as the one we were heading for was unable to accommodate us (Cosy, but returned nxt day...excellent). The welcome, the staff, the service and of course the food at Aletri were all superb. So thoroughly enjoyed the experience so booked...and returned two days later. Top class.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Delicious food , beautiful place. I ate vegetarian dish, my friend - chicken. Both delicious. Tavern is old house of owners granparents.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

This is the perfect taverna if you want to eat real authentic Greek food. There are a number of dishes on the menu that are made according to the recipe of the grandmother of the Greek owner. The sea bream and the vegetarian daily special...were also very tasty. In addition, there are still plenty of other more well-known options on the menu. The dinner is concluded in Greek style with a dessert from the house and the famous raki drink. The service is also great. The owner and his son are very friendly and proud of their restaurant. The owner has converted his grandparents' house into a cozy taverna. He likes to talk about this when customers show interest in it. He has transformed his grandparents' old bedroom into a room full of old photos of his family which is nice to look at. If I'm ever in the area again, I'll definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Lovely place, really kind staff and fantastic food, we ordered from the ”greek traditional”-meny and wow it was tasty! Really recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

Would recommend to everyone seeking traditional Greek food. The selection on the menu was not the widest, but the quality of tue food was amazing AND very price worthy.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Best restaurant from the whole trip to Crete, a place worth visiting more then once in a vacation. It is a family’s owned restaurant with traditional Greek, Cretan food. We recommend the soutzoukakia and the arni rolo, they were absolutely delicious. The desert was excellent...as well. Amazing service, everyone was smiling and making us feel like part of their family.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

This restaurant is a family owned restaurant that was created as an extension of the family home in the 90s. The family that run it are lovely and all the staff gave great service. The food was primarily traditional Greek dishes that were delicious. The...owner (who grew up in the building) was particularly nice and took the time to show us around the restaurant and some of the rooms inside, explaining the history of the restaurant (and his family) and how he and his siblings started the establishment. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food here. The menu has a good range of choice. Will definitely be coming back the next time we're in Chania.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hi! Yes we have vegetarian options on the menu and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The Aletri Team
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Aletri Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5