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“True Greek Taverna.”

The Hope To Rakadiko Tou Kamari
Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$17
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cretan traditional food
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“True Greek Taverna.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to go somewhere different for my 60th and we had heard about The Hope so on our way back from a walk to Elounda we went in search of the restaurant, reasonably easy to find but at the top of a fairly steep hill, we walked inside and had the most marvellous welcome from the owner Demitries, had a look around and a drink liked what we saw, real greek taverna quite small with no more than 40 covers, in an outside covered terrace, booked a table for the following Saturday. Decided on taking a taxi wise move and 5euros, same welcome once again and we were shown to a reserved table with spectacular views of Elounda. The menu was quite varied and extensive and good size Mezze portions at reasonable prices.
I could go on but it's a lot easier to say try it you will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Authentic, friendly, delicous and good value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

What more can you ask for?! It's a little tricky to find and if like us you walk there it's up a small hill. That said this place is well worth it, small meze style food, with a couple of specials, lovely local wine and awesome views.

It almost feels like you're not in Elounda!

  • Visited July 2014
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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic Greek taverna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Traditional little Greek taverna, food was amazing, the couple who run it are really lovely, only thing was the walk up the steep hill but it was worth it for the view and dinner.

Visited July 2014
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Lutterworth
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Hope is a highlight of our time in Elounda, it is a traditional, family Taverna which has been in the family since the 1920s, the menu tells you the fascinating history.

It is a meze restaurant, we have tried many of the choices and it is always delicious as is the house wine. The cheese balls and shrimp saganaki are delicious as are the vine leaves and village greens.

The service is friendly and relaxed, the views over Elounda are stunning from all the tables. It is wise to book if you want a front row table in an evening.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Authentic food, great view, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. This place is high on the hill from Elounda and offers an amazing view of the town. It is a short walk from the town but with steep sections in places.
On arrival the host welcomed us warmly with a handshake and the resident cat also welcomed us with a series of meows. The restaurant is small but we arrived early and managed to get a table outside without booking. It quickly filled up though so I would advise booking.
The food was very tasty and was the most authentic Greek food we have had. There were a number of locals dining too so we think this is always a good indication of a restaurants quality that does not just aim at the tourist market.
It was very good value and very generous portions.
Upon leaving the hosts thanked us warmly and again shook our hands. They made us feel very welcome throughout. We would recommend this restaurant highly for an authentic Greek experience with great views and lovely staff.

  • Visited July 2014
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