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Aptera Restaurant

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Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
+30 2825 031313
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Have been coming here for a few years now at lunchtime & evening meal. Lovely village location. Great friendly atmosphere. Lovely traditional Greek cuisine. Friendly family taverna

Thank Mark R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The best Cretan restaurant in the area ! Super authentic, great food, super tasty, cooked by the grand Ma, great vegetarian options, excellent white wine, free delicious raki. A delight, we went there 3 times for diner and ordered once for take away, exceptional experience.

Thank Guillaume B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We ate most nights at this restaurant on our recent holiday as it is so friendly and relaxed and has great food. The waiter was very helpful and the menu is all food cooked with fresh ingredients and to traditional Cretan recipes. Very good value too. We thoroughly recommend Aptera Restaurant as a place for a happy and laid back... More 

Thank Dale1948
Dortmund, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly, welcoming and patient service. The owner took his time to explain the dishes and answer our questions. The food was excellent - all traditional local specialities. Particularly tasty -'lamb simmered in thyme and red wine' and 'pork in wine, garlic and coriander'. The atmosphere was wonderful and relaxed. We are certainly going to go back before we leave.

Thank Alice G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

During our two-week honeymoon in a nearby villa, this was one of the first places that we ate out at, following advice to do so from the visitors' book where we were staying. I can't for the life of me remember what we had for our mains, but we had village sausages for the starter, and a type of crispy... More 

Thank MouthyMatthew
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The restaurant is run by laughing and very pleasant Englishwoman. The second lady supports guests. very vigorously, also. The dishes were very tasty and the atmosphere was great. Very original menu on a large table. We will definitely go back.

Thank Wojtek A
Horsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a lovely family run traditional taverna with local dishes a speciality. Wonderful atmosphere, perfect food and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit for lunch or evening meal.

Thank underwoodsbarnsgreen
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a traditional local restaurant with wholesome food made with good local ingredients cooked in a simple way. The welcome and service is very warm and natural. Friday is a good day to get fresh sea bream, but the lamb and rabbit stews are also very good. Also great Greek salad (as you would expect!).

Thank PhandEm
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A great lunch at Aptera, the food is excellent and the service welcoming. We had roast chicken, stuffed tomatoes and peppers and briam all very tasty. The service can be slowish at lynx when Chrisoula is by herself but this is Greece, you're probably in holiday, enjoy

Thank hjg1963
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I really love the lampchops and sakanaki here. On Friday they have fresh seabream the menu isn't that big but they have a board with specialties. Mainly meat dishes here and a good atmosphere. Located at town center.

Thank iamjago

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Aptera Square | Aptera Apokoronou, Aptera, Crete 730 03, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Aptera
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031313
Taverna Aptera specialises in traditional home-cooking and is recommended in the Rough Guide to Crete. Open from 10.00am for breakfast through to the evening serving a full menu including a variety of vegetarian dishes.

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