The Cretan Corner

The Cretan Corner

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+30 2825 032241+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles343 reviews
Excellent
274
Very good
56
Average
10
Poor
1
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

panvag
Athens1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Amazing Cretan traditional cuisine. I always order the staka if it's available, it's my favorite side dish. They have big cooking experience and provide only the best quality on their dishes either if it's a salad, a starter or main. The stuff is always polite and professional. The place is beautiful, clean and has lots of places to park your vehicle outside. Whenever I visit Crete I try not to miss experiencing their food.
Written 14 May 2024
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Peter S
Northallerton1517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
May 2023 couples
Not as popular as Aptera Tavern, but nevertheless we gave it a try - and we will certainly be going again. Super food, varied and interesting menu choice. Service was excellent - especially from the 16 year old boy, who we assume is part of the family. Deserves to get more visitors, so give them a chance, you won't be disappointed.
Written 1 June 2023
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Passenger43426
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
As a foodie I can tell you this is a fantastic restaurant. Very friendly and the quality of food was excellent. They know how to cook meat I had the large pork chop and it was excellent. I say this as a huge meat fan. The stuffed courgette flowers, mountain greens, everything was tremendous. Well done to the staff.
Written 12 May 2024
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Joanlesplanchettes2
Passais10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
We had a lovely evening here with delicious food - we had the mixed grill for 2 - would have fed more!! The service is friendly and relaxed, the view wonderful and the food delicious. Well worth a visit!
Written 23 April 2024
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janet g
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. The best view with the mountains in the background. The family that runs this restaurant is very friendly and they welcome patrons as if they are family as well. The staff is very courteous, helpful and efficient. They too welcome diners with smiles and kindness. It is a must go to restaurant whither you are living here or vacationing. Fabulous food and the best scenery. We will be back again and again……😊🥰
Written 7 April 2024
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Leif C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Absolutely a must visit! Hands down the best restaurant we've been to on Crete so far! Lovely waiter, lovely food, lovely view. I'd give it 10 stars if i could
Written 31 March 2024
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Dimitrios K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Εξαιρετικό φαγητό και κλίμα. Ολη η οικογένεια που έχει την ταβέρνα ειναι ντόπιοι που ετοιμαζουν με αγάπη και φροντίδα το φαγητό. Πολύ καλές τιμές! Excellent food and atmosphere. The whole family that owns the tavern are locals who prepare the food with love and care. Rena and Emmanouela will make sure you will enjoy the food and the visit! Very good prices!
Written 30 March 2024
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Con P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
This place is really amazing!!It has a great selection of greek dishes to order witch oll of them are mouthwatering. The people there are very kind and warming making you feel like your are home . Lastly i would like to add that the service was also very good and quick. We will definitely visit it again
Written 27 March 2024
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Mars P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
The most friendly place i ever visit in chania !! All the dishes were perfect and the waiters were very friendly and helpful with the options!! Highly recommend for breakfast too!! Continue like this!!!
Written 25 March 2024
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Clive R
Bishops Castle52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We have lived in Crete for 14 years and visited for over 30, so are very familiar with Cretan lifestyle and culture. We have always eaten and enjoyed Cretan Corner for great service and great Cretan dishes. The taverna was taken over last year by some new people and at first many people avoided the place as it was an unknown now that there were new owners. However we went because it had always been good, and when we first visited with the new owners, we were genuinely welcomed, the young waiter was attentive and polite, the food was amazing and we really enjoyed the experience. We continued to visit every couple of weeks as the place became more popular with locals and tourists alike. The young waiter was always great and the food always great. The in about October 2023 they employed another young waiter who wears glasses. He was instantly found to be terrible. Inattentive to the point of being rude, and generally not very pleasant to talk to. At the end of the meal and it came time to pay, despite him acknowledging my request for the bill, nothing happened. He just walked around the taverna cleaning up a bit occasionally and then standing in one place or another. I called him for the bill another 2 times but nothing happened. We have lived in Crete long enough to know how things work and how slow things can sometimes happen, so I am clear that this young waiter was ignoring us. In the end we went up to the counter to pay. The original waiter could see that we were unhappy and was concerned about this, and offered an extra drink, but by now we were fed up, unhappy and wanted to leave. We left feeling that we would not return, however a couple a weeks later we thought maybe the new waiter was just having a bad day and that the other waiter had always been so good that we would give it another go. When we walked in you could tell that the original waiter and owners were surprised to see us back, so they ere aware of the previous problems. The owner seated us quickly and called the new waiter with that wears the glasses to bring us the menu, which he did reasonably quickly. However, once we had I called him to take our order, he acknowledged me and then disappeared! After about 15 minutes of waiting for him I looked round to see if I could see him. I then spotted him inside the taverna chatting to a friend. The taverna was not busy at the time so there was no reason for him not to come and take our order once I called him. We got up, walked out and will never return"
Written 22 January 2024
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Shane P
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Every restaurant in Crete will always be compared to here now. To me, this is more than just a restaurant, it's a giant home kitchen. These kinds of places are the best hidden gems a place has to offer. Let me explain why I think this place should be on everybody's list. The food is undeniably phenomenal. The kitchen is led by a team of talented and strong women, Emmanuella, Irena, and Maria, who have poured their love into these family recipes. There's it's no denying it, this is good eats. Here's what we got: Spicy fried mushrooms- These were wild mushrooms dipped in a very light batter that had the perfect crisp and seasoning to them. Great flavor and amazing texture for all mushroom lovers. Greek Salad- the freshest local ingredients made with quality olive oil, feta and herbs. It's basic but the fantastic quality really makes it taste wholesome. Mixed Grill for two- As a proud meat eater, this satisfied the soul. It's a big plate of grilled meat and fries/chips. Here's the different meats: Giant pork chop, pork belly, house sausage, chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki, beef burger, and lamb rib. They make everything in house and use this simplest spice mix that brings out the best flavor of the meat. Everything was at least great, except for the beef burger. I'm American so I'm particular about my beef patties but the lamb rib, pork chop, pork belly, and chicken souvlaki all had absolutely incredible flavor balance and just the right amount of char from the grill. Just look at the photos. For the pork chop they tenderize it, season it, drizzle that wonderful olive oil, and throw it on the grill until it comes out perfect. Everything about it is a dream come true. The service was professional and courteous. Kostas and Gianni's were very keen to make sure we had everything we needed. They ran their tails off to deliver the same incredible service to everybody else at the restaurant too. As for the atmosphere, I couldn't ask for anything better. The restaurant is tucked up in the hills outside the city away from the main tourist areas. The large open air patio celebrates the background of the mountains in all weather. Greek families from around the area gather here to enjoy a big meal together. It's the exact type of place you want to visit to have a unique Greek experience. Do not pass this place up. Thank you so very much Kostas, Emmanuella, Irena, Maria, and Gianni's. Your warmth and hospitality is now my gold standard for all future restaurants I eat at.
Written 10 September 2023
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Finlay B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Beautiful food and location, returned several times during our holiday. Excellent service would recommend. Thank you 😊
Written 31 August 2023
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Maeve0804
Ireland69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Overlooking the Mountains and with really friendly staff this restaurant was our favourite during our two weeks in Crete. The food is excellent local dishes - I loved the SeaBream! The tzatziki was excellent. Complimentary Raki and cake finished off each excellent meal. On my husband’s birthday they even obliged with a cake and happy birthday song! We really appreciated the great service from the young waiter and all the staff. It’s a great family run place and highly recommend!!
Written 14 August 2023
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antonius35
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Great!! We had delicius food and met very professional staff. Thank you all!!! Toni and Ida from Italy.
Written 10 August 2023
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Jenn C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
I was here a couple of years ago, and I'm very happy that it is just as good as I remember it! The stuffed peppers are a big favorite, and I would definitely recommend it. Try also the spicy cheese dip and the pork gyros. We will keep coming back here
Written 4 August 2023
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