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8 Omirou | Old Village, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
18:00 - 00:30
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Kalesma it's a Greek restaurant at the old town. Their food is TASTY and if you are in Malia you must visit it .

Thank tamy-rg
Tayport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Second visit to the Kalesma. Both times enjoyed the food ...stir fried chicken and pork delicious and tonights orange pie desert too. Very reasonably priced and excellent service.

Thank marion s
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Greek restaurant tucked away in the old town. Nicely decorated and looks best at night time with the lights on. Food was good, staff friendly and the overall experience was positive and to be recommended.

Thank Fozz33
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lovely little place in the old town. Reasonably priced food. Hidden away so need to follow the signs.

Thank lisasmith_1966
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant - very pleasant surroundings and unusually quick, efficient service. However, the food was not good. We have had brilliant chips in other restaurants but these were small unpleasant wedges (frozen, I would assume). As a recent reviewer has written, the kleftiko was shocking - came in paper, tough lumps of lamb in a watery tastless liquid. (Unfortunately... More 

Thank Sally B
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Have just left this lovely restaurant. Everything about it was top notch. Lovely attentive but not overbearing waiting staff. We have eaten out in 6 restaurants in Old Town Malia this week and this tops the lot.

Thank Andrew P
Swansea, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We picked this place before went on holiday, via Tripadvisor reviews, which were good. However our experience was terrible. I chose Kleftiko, which I like, it came with chips which were black. Not burnt but the potatoes they were made from were black. The kleftiko came in greasproof paper. It was dry, but when it many other times it normally... More 

Thank Terry G W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited this place more than once, and it had an excellent menu and very friendly staff. I could definitely recommend especially as we were surrounded by loyal customers who visited every year and travelled from other villages to eat there!

Thank ijm_scot
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out when you are around. Great shrimp saganaki and grilled octopus. Don't forget about zucchini fritters as well. Very nice local wines to choose from.

Thank Xeovar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is very good. The moussaka tastes very delicious. The soufflaki was a little dry. The traffic in the street is much to much.

Thank Karsten F

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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, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Omirou | Old Village, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
Lovely choice of food, both greek and international. One of the best restaurants in the Old Village of Malia. Nice ambience, good music, good wine!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?