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Taverna Elia

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257 Gerogiannidon | Next to The Football Field, Galatas, Crete 731 00, Greece
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local taverna not to be missed! Friendly and excellent food. Unpretentious, inexpensive and delicious!!

Thank DEcho5
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like we died and gone to heaven! Great Cretan food, every single dish we had. Definitely a repeat.

Thank Tal E
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very friendly and hospitable family tavern, they truly love what they do. Delicious cuisine with fresh ingredients carefully chosen from local small farms. The most of the clients are repeated and that's saying a lot! Thank you Giannis for the great afternoon!

1 Thank Kostas T
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I definitely felt in love with this tavern. Not too many words to describe it. Great food, true people, and cosy place :) just try it!

Thank Valeria S
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here 3 times over our holiday, it is in the village of Galatas above the various coastal resorts west of Chania town. A really nice friendly, family atmosphere with a traditional Cretan menu. Extremely good value, and beats the coastal restaurants hands down. House wine good too.

2 Thank Louisa H
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were actually staying in Kalamaki and make the 15 minute walk from that area three times to eat at Elia! This traditional taverna is wonderful and is recommended for the authentic Cretan experience. Hearty, home-cooked traditional food and if you're lucky, you may meet their pet rooster! Definitely recommended - even the police officer we asked on the way... More 

Thank jewelledtiger
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Most importantly you should know that this taverna is open all the year round and is often full of local people,an excellent recommendation.my advice is to read the menu by all means but ask the lovely Maria (the waitresses) what they have to offer which can turn up some delicious suprises! Elefteria and her husband Yannis do the cooking which... More 

Thank welltravelled001
Chania Town, Greece
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very good traditional food for a good price! friendly and warm staff next to a big olive tree. All the meat dishes are very well cooked and served, especially the pork shank! Quite and pleasant environment, open throughout the year. You should definitely try it!

Thank kinikos1
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I live in Chania for 3 years now and I am a food lover. One year ago my life became much easier because I discovered Elia! Giannis is the owner of this taverna, cookes with his wife. Very fresh ingredients with most delicious taste! Ask for the specials of the day. Don't miss his amazing yogurt, and the porky on... More 

Thank Fobertabatochio
Wroclaw, Poland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I really recommend this restaurant as it is typical Greek place, nice , fresh food, one of the best tzatziki, really good suvlaki.

1 Thank Agata1608

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Gerogiannidon | Next to The Football Field, Galatas, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Galatas
  • Phone Number: 302821031720

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