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Kanali Restaurant

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Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
+30 2841 042075
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favourite restaurant on our recent trip to Elounda. It's not so easy to find as it's out on the causeway, but well worth it when you do find it. The food is excellent - large portions, very fresh fish, just what you would be hoping for at a Greek restaurant, The location is amazing - beautifully situated... More 

Thank RosebudTraveller
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely fish lunch here, great service, food was presented with care and tasted fab. View was lovely, wished we had more time to visit in the evening.

Thank dolphinwatchers
Drogheda, Ireland
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location with really nice scenic views. Food is very good. Its a bit of the beaten track but the walk is pleasant. Plenty of seafood on the menu but if you don't see anything you like they will try to accommodate you so I've been told. The menu is great so I found something appetizing for me. You may... More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped here for a late lunch on our way back from Kolokithia Beach. The setting is very picturesque and offers stunning views. I can understand why this restaurant is so popular as it has an extensive sea food menu and from the dishes being brought to other tables we could see that food was fresh and beautifully presented. We... More 

Thank Katherine H
Valletta, Malta
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sat relaxing in this lovely restaurant watching the stillness and enjoying the lovely seafood and Greek salads with plenty of locals. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank KateW1
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, we visited after a staff member at our hotel recommended it. We shared a really large fish between 4 and it was lovely. We sat right by the water too and it was all very beautiful. Great choice of seafood and traditional dishes. Pleasant staff, couldn't have asked for more really!

Thank Miss_Day99
Riga, Latvia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We knew this to be a good seafood restaurant but went to check it out anyway. Food was excellent and staff was friendly. Recommended not just for their seafood that I have heard is excellent.

Thank Karlis N
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This taverna is located as beautiful as it gets, its truely a gem. You feel so relaxed and in holiday mode sitting right by the water, overlooking the mountains while the small fisherboats pass by. The food is simple/rustic, but autentic and very well made! We loved it. As an extra plus the service was warm and caring, in a... More 

Thank TanjaNPetersen
Taunton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is our second visit, the first time was for lunch, but this time we came in the evening for dinner. The restaurant staff are very friendly and it has such a magical setting that you cannot fail to want to come back to this excellent restaurant again and again. We ordered just the mezze dishes as we wanted to... More 

Thank evans2012
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

In a genuinely historical location - this is the site of the ancient (Minoan?) sunken city of Olous, over the causeway from Elounda - this long established taverna certainly knows it's fish! This is all that needs to be said; go the extra half-mile and you'll be rewarded by both good fish dishes & knowledgable service.

Thank NigelCollins

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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
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ancient Olous, Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 042075

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