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Diogenis Taverna

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Lasithi Mesa, Crete, Greece
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is what Greece and its islands is all about. You will not get a better welcome than with Poppy and family. Real down to earth people who cannot do enough for you.We did not eat here as we were all inclusive at the Mirobello close by, but many people who were eating seemed to love the food. Even had... More 

Thank Steve C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visited Diogenis Taverna while staying at Mirabello Hotel and Village.Family run business which gives a truly Cretan welcome. Christina and Poppy quickly make you feel like part of their extended family. Well worth a visit and a change from the hotel.

Thank egretclan
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Very friendly, family run taverna. We have stayed at St Nicolas Bay hotel for two years but it is always nice to eat out locally. My husband often had his first beer of the day here and we ate here three times each visit. Food freshly prepared and nicely presented. Very reasonably priced. Recommended.

Thank Beverley H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Out favourite restaurant in and around Agios Nikolaos is Diogenes Taverna (it's on the outskirts of Ag Nik near the Mirabello Hotel to be precise). It's small, family run and delightfully set up around a fountain with greek music playing in the background. Christina is ALWAYS laughing and entertaining everyone, son Markos is always serving up some great Greek food... More 

Thank Paula R
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

What a lovely family run this taverna. We were treated like friends the minute we entered the door. We didn't eat here as we were AI at the hotel nearby but the food looked very good. We visited every night as the wifi was excellent here but we would have visited the taverna anyway as they were such nice people!!... More 

Thank Cymru3
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2015

we were so welcomed by Christina and her family and we can't wait to go back! food and service was excellent. would definitley recommend.

Thank sueeeee771
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We were staying local to this taverna so made a few visits. We got to know Bobbie and her family quite well over the holiday and they were always happy to greet you with a big smile and a big hug and kiss when we left. As the situation in Greece is tough at the moment my hubby wanted a... More 

Thank debtilly
East Sussex, UK
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228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Although this was very close to our holiday accommodation, we had put off a visit to this taverna; while not all bad, the TA reviews had given a certain impression. We decided to go on our penultimate night as we couldn’t be bothered making the trek into Agios. It was pleasant enough restaurant in which to sit, with a large... More 

Thank jpvin
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We originally came here for lunch as it was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel (Mirabello) both had pizzas which were lovely. The woman running it was very friendly so on departure I asked how long they'd be open that evening, to which I got the reply 'no close before 12' We arrived back at the bar for... More 

Thank ejs6594
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

A great place to go for lunch, dinner or just a drink. Food, service and company is excellent. Especially the souvlaki.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lasithi Mesa, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Lasithi Mesa

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