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“Excellent Greek family taverna”
Review of Amethystos

Amethystos
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Stalos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$19
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Cozy, family and traditional restaurant with delicious and filling portions, every day specialties. We serve the best homemade wine, raki and rakomelo(raki with honey). We only use our certified olive oil to cook. Hearty service ("Philoxenia") and fair prices. Credit cards accepted. Accessibility to disabled. If you think of celebrating birthday or other events, Amethystos can prepare one completely unforgettable evening. Daily open from 10.00 until closing.
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“Excellent Greek family taverna”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

We were delighted that we found this little genuine greek taverna on a small street some hundred of meters away from all tourist restaurants in Kato Stalos. Beside that it had a beautiful view over the sea, it was the food and family atmosphere that we will remember most. The son was serving us in a pleasant manner and his mother made the delicate food and came later out to talk to us.
We had forgot our sun glasses and went back the morning after and were then treated with coffe, chocolate and cheese! Such a nice memory of Cretean hospitality.

  • Visited May 2012
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5 Thank Borlange
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“Athmosphere”
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Super local placering with hood food and frienly people. Luke young ære in the family

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5 Thank sofi22
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London, United Kingdom
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“A natural gem!”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

At first we were disappointed with the Cretan food offered by the local restaurants until we stumbled upon this place. It turned out to be a decent place with delicious authentic Cretan cuisine and outstanding great hospitality and service!
This restaurant has an open sea view and a very warm family atmosphere with restaurant Mommy and waiting staff as main contributors to this. We had a pleasure to be served by Giannis, who is the most friendly, open-minded and professional waiter we ever met.
The food here is a true home-made Cretan/Greek food. You can often see local people dinning there and locals very the major clients of this restaurant in its main location - Stalos village, until they have opened a branch in more tourist oriented Kato Stalos. My wife loved aubergines with cheese and seafood risotto and I really enjoyed stuffed vine leaves and stifado. Every our visit we had a few starters and a main course or a starter and a few main courses with a half or a kilo of wine and each time we were surprised by the ridiculously small bill (for the amount of food&drink and the quality of both) followed by a complimentary desert and Raki carafe.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Mommy, Giannis and a Family for the food you cook and we are even more grateful for the hospitality and the treat!

If you decide to eat there, you will never regret that you visited this place!

Evgeny and Katerina

  • Visited August 2011
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4 Thank Evgeny L
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Moscow, Russia
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“Simply the best Greek tavern ever!!”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Please if you don’t want experience the best example of Greek cuisine and Greek hospitality just ignore the post as I would like to sing as Pavarotti to people who run this tavern!!

Everything that you may expect from Crete and Greek people you will find there: picturesque view from table over the sandy beach, meeting by owner with kissing and hanging, absolutely the best cooking of different types of meat, many varieties of salads and local dishes that made in home-made style and also with home size, supplementary beverage in the beginning and nice home made Rakia with fruits and homemade chocolate pie that also made by Mummy (mother of Stailos- tavern owner) by the end of your lunch or dinner, and all of it for very reasonable price that for sure will surprise you.

But of course the best what you will find there is atmosphere of family gathering where you are the main guests. The main driver of this feeling it Giannis- one of the best waiter ever whom we met there(you may believe us as we travel a lot with my wife for our last count together we were in more than 30 countries)

So please try once and you will never forget this place,

Sergey and Elena

  • Visited August 2011
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5 Thank Server1977
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“Forget Maria's and eat here!”
Reviewed 26 July 2011

We could have spent all week eating here! The food, wine and the people were amazing. From the 1st moment we stepped into the place we were treated as friends not just tourists. Stelios and family have a restaurant normally in upper Stalos but have taken this place as trial for the season to see if they can make it work. It overlooks the beach and the views are amazing, yes there is a road there but it doesn’t spoil the experience. The food is excellent and my partner tried as many different local dishes as he could. I loved the Boureki and would have eaten that every night.
Thank you Yanis, Stelios & Family for the lovely Cretan food and wine we ate there but more importantly thank you for making us feel at home with you all.
Dave & Lynn

  • Visited July 2011
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6 Thank dew1nter
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