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“Icing on the cake!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karambakios

Karambakios
Ranked #52 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Icing on the cake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

In August 2013 we spent 2 wonderful weeks in Elounda, Crete. During that time we discovered several tavernas who served great food and made us very welcome. However, we were very fortunate to meet a British couple who have a house in Pano Elounda who offered to take us to their 'local' restaurant for a truly Cretan meal, and we were not disappointed. The welcome, the food, the atmosphere and the price were amazing and the whole experience certainly was the icing on the cake of our fantastic holiday. This year we are returning and bringing 8 members of our family with us and we will be visiting again without a doubt. Can't wait!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine B
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Any
English first
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No room at the Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

This is a small Taverna owned and run by a young married couple,after hearing good things about this Taverna my wife and I took four friends for a meal.When we arrived the place was full,not a table to be had,we stood in the very narrow road outside trying to decide where else to go when the owner came out and said don't go I will put two tables in the road for you,well before we could go he rushed two tables and six chairs out and we sat down,he soon laid the tables out and brought us the menus.
Well,we had an amazing traditional Greek meal which was delicious,lots to drink and had a brilliant time,despite being busy the service was excellent as well.
Unbelievably the bill worked out at 13 euros a head,what incredible value.
We have been again since and have always been delighted.
It's a little hard to find but well worth the effort.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ron W
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Epáno Eloúnda, Lasithi, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices, friendly owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

If you are looking for a typical Cretan meal and the real Cretan hospitality you should go to Karambakios!!!! We live only a few meters away and go there weekly to have a nice dinner with fresh ingredients! We call it our second home kitchen! Here if you order your drinks you still get nice mezedakia to go with it! The Bekri Meze and the apaki are the best I have ever tasted!
The prices are very moderate. With 4 people you can have a great meal for less then 40€.
Thank you Giannis and Maria, we wish you a very good season with many costumers!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ellen V
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and a warm Cretan welcome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Fresh ingredients beautifully cooked and such good value. Situated in the traditional village of Pano Elounda this is a gem of a restaurant. We have taken many visitors there and they have all said it made their holiday to experience the real Crete. The courgette balls and potato salad are the best ever. Well done Yiannis and Maria you deserve to do well.

Visited November 2013
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