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“Lovely food with an even better view.”
Review of Despina Taverna

Despina Taverna
Ranked #6 of 123 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$29
Cuisines: Barbecue, Greek, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
North East England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely food with an even better view.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great night with pic ally Greek food and hospitality. We enjoyed a meze of starters followed by a selection of well cooked mains. Carafe of wine and home made lemonade for around 45€

Visited July 2014
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London
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unbeatable views”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Despina is perched on the hill on the edge of Elounda when you're heading toward Plaka. It has great views looking out over Elounda. The prices are really good and the food is excellent too.

Visited July 2014
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Elounda, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just sorry it took so long to visit”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

A group of us visited Despinas last night, all of us residents to either Elounda or Agios Nikolaos. Some long term, one of us less than a year. I think only 1 of us had eaten there previously. What a little gem of a place. The view is breathtaking, the service was excellent and the food?? Well we didn't leave anything, it all went, and if we had had room there would have been seconds. We did the meze style meal.......

  • Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fab!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We went to Despina last week during our trip to Elounda....and it was magnificent! Fabulous food and the views are to die for...and not expensive even though we ate till we were bursting and drank lots of the local wine...all fab! The staff were lovely, even giving me a placemat with the gorgeous views of the Sitia Mountains - which we had watched turn pink to red as the sun set, and then they were lit by a full moon which rose as if on cue from the centre of the peaks....Magical! Certainly a first rate eating and visual experience! Cannot wait to go back there! :D

  • Visited July 2014
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Caversham, Reading
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great value for money and super views”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Very good taverna offering very nice food and staggering value for money. Views across the bay are breathtaking. Waiters very friendly. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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