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Vassilis Taverna - Cafe Bar

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Akti Platanou, Falassarna, Crete 73400, Greece
28220 41529
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Falassarna

We were recommended this tavern by a german guest in the hotel. You drive through the fields (not literally) and between greenhouses to find it. There is seating inside or in the garden. The tables have linen tablecloths and the seats have cushions - very welcome. The service was excellent and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2014
GrahamP108
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were recommended this tavern by a german guest in the hotel. You drive through the fields (not literally) and between greenhouses to find it. There is seating inside or in the garden. The tables have linen tablecloths and the seats have cushions - very welcome. The service was excellent and so was the food. I had souvlakia which was... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had lunch with my family ( three people) on a very windy day, stopped there by chance without reading any review. Excellent Greek salad ( big portion), chicken souvlaki with real chips ( not frozen) and grilled tomatoes,homemade stuffed tomatoes Greek style ( gemista') with a stuffed zucchini flower, red water melon as a dessert, espresso ( good), complimentary... More 

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Staffordshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found this little taverna from Tripadvisor reviews, we are staying nearby and wanted somewhere for good food and a beautiful view, this provided both! You wind down little lanes through the agricultural plain above Falasarna beach and there is parking opposite the taverna. The gardens here are lovingly tended and you can choose to sit in the garden, on... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had dinner here twice on our recent trip to Crete. The food is excellent with a wide variety of traditional Greek dishes (including seafood and meat dishes and fantastic specials which change daily), all delicious. The outlook to sea and the lovely courtyard were beautiful and the service was fantastic. Complimentary dessert and raki to finish. Best home-made taverna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Thanks George and your mum , the chef.... Beautiful tastes , great food and welcome ... Will return this holiday ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Good selection of food. Mousaka was good and all the grilled meat. Good stuff and excellent views. The garden is superb and very romantic.

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Vassilis was our favorite restaurant in Falassarna. They have a lovely greek-style garden with many beautiful statues and plants, which created a very natural cosy experience. We sat in the garden at night, but I imagine it has also beautiful day views of Falassarna bay. The service was excellent, the food equally excellent and price was very good. We also... More 

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Divonne, France
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went 4 times in a row and sat every night in the garden while our son played on the swings. The dishes were tasty, very generous portions and good value for money. Our favourites were the Cretan salad with soft goat cheese, the baked aubergines and the lamb slouvaki. Unexpensive and decent house wines. Friendly waiters. Keep up the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great service, nice location and garden, and great Greek food. Choose something from the hand written daily menu rather than the one printed, you won't be disappointed. I've been there many times and was always happy. The plate I enjoyed the most was lamb with yogurt cooked in the oven. They also have a very good house wine, don't waste... More 

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katsekala, Manager at Vassilis Taverna - Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I hope you had a great time in Crete. More 

Genoa, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Feta, wine, olives and all products from local area. Mum big chef in the kitchen and son in the restaurant, warm and professional welcomming. we tried the best greek salad in Creta.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akti Platanou, Falassarna, Crete 73400, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Falassarna
  • Phone Number: 28220 41529

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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