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“Outstanding”

The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari
Ranked #3 of 119 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$18
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cretan traditional food
Bedfordshire UK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Without the help of TA we would never have stumbled across this fantastic restaurant. High in the hills we walked hoping it would be worth it and we weren't disappointed. We were greeted by the very friendly owner who told us about the day's specials and then left us to take in the breathtaking views high above Elounda. We chose a selection of Meze dishes which were delicious. This is a charming authentic Greek restaurant with friendly owners which really shouldn't be missed.

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Greek first
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English first
Penrith, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Please don't tell everyone where this is, we want to keep this little gem hidden!
Friendly service what ever time of day you go. They always have a special of the day or two that have always melted in your mouth, (yes in 10 days we went 3 times!)
The view from the top of the hill overlooking Elounda is stunning, hopefully the walk up cardiac hill will keep this place exclusive.

Visited June 2014
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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Probably need to book in advance now!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We went for an early dinner at this lovely little restaurant, that has such a history. Any later and we would have had to eat elsewhere! Within an hour, hungry folk were waiting for a spare table or reluctantly leaving to find somewhere else to eat. Always a good sign that many local people (local Cretians and ex pats) choose to eat and socialise there. The hosts could not be more welcoming and gave a very personal service even when really pushed by the number of diners. Our order was taken when we were ready, not rushed, and the food was superb - good varied choices and some specials. We accidentally knocked over a bottle of beer and this was cleared up with a smile and a new bottle brought immediately. We drove to The Hope (and you need to be confident in driving on the right and manoevouring between tight spaces) and there is parking near but you may find it difficult bringing a large car - this is a very old village setting and small roads are to be expected. Would recommend The Hope to all.

  • Visited May 2014
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Brilliant restaurant, tucked away in local residential road. Easily serving some of the best Creation food around.

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Thank Jack N
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Its worth the climb!!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This little gem of a rustic taverna up the hill from the main harbour in Elounda.
Take the road behind the church in Elounda square and just keep walking. It took us a leisurely 15 mins passed the locals in there houses.
If you want a table next to the window then you need to pre book. We didn't but it was fine
Your hosts a lovely young married couple are so friendly and explain whatever you need to know about the menu

Lovely home cooked food in a hill top location with views you can't beat.
They deserve all the success they can manage. Keep it up.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Vivienne S
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