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“Solid taverna right by Elounda Bay Palace”

Thea Family Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$27
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 900 Meters From The Square Of Elounda On The Main Road To Agios Nikolaos Walking Time 10 - 15 Min. Distance from hotels Elounda Bay palace 5 min walk. Elounda Beach hotel 10 to 15 min walk. Elounda Mare hotel 15 to 20 min walk. Porto Elounda Mare 25 to 30 min walk. Elounda Domus 5 klm(taxi required) Elounda Blue Palace 6 klm (taxi required).
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Solid taverna right by Elounda Bay Palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

The hubby and I stopped in for a lunch during our stay at Elounda Bay. I wish we would have ordered more inventive dishes to get a better feel for their offerings, but the saganaki, greek salad, and lamb were very good. Great service, cute place. Great option for a lunch out!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“Lovely food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Very nice food and a great host, well done to the chef too!

The food was traditional and I really felt for the first time that I was treated to freshly cooked traditional Greek cuisine!

Not to mention the restaurant itself was beautifully kept and the toilets outstanding. Couldn't fault it and highly recommend a visit or more to this wonderful place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank al x
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Glyfada
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We dropped in mid noon, not knowing the place at all. Elounda was impossible to park so we picked the first nice looking taverna on the road back to Agios Nikolaos.
We took pasta and salads.
Service and food were excellent!
This is a place frequented by Russians, which was no problem at all for my family.
A Russian pianist was playing soft music on the piano and singing -in Russian.
Well done guys!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank blugosi
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Top food, nice ambience and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Tried various restaurants during our week in Elounda, and this was the best. The food was spot on and we were treated like family. If you want more 'top nosh' without the 'tomfoolery' this is the place to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Pjsamo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wish we had gone a 2nd time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

THEA is an excellent restaurant/taverna run by Manos, an expert in his trade. The place was the nearest to our hotel. On a scouting visit Manos sold us on the idea of the leg of lamb, which has to be ordered a day in advance. We had it, price 47.50 and what a great experience. At the time of our visit there was a promo on that you can get your return taxi for free, up to 25km. As the title suggests a 2nd visit would have been more than justified but my kids preferred places more central.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank CFW208
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