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Icarus

Kalyves Beach, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Kalyves
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ate here on our last night. If we'd tried it earlier we would have gone back more often. Friendly owner, explaining details of Greek menu. Speedy service ( all things are relative and this is Greece of course!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food lovely. A bit of a wait but worth it. Very clean and tidy taverna. Patrons slightly strange and overbearing but at least they're friendly

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Łódź
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A place to visit! Great crew, fantastic atmosphere and perfect cuisine ... What's more - very clean place and esthetic service . A tavern to come back:) thank you !!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We wanted to eat at a taverna on our way to Chania. We turned off the main road and headed towards the beach. We found a line of 4-5 restaurants beachside and chose Icarus. I am glad we did. Some of the food was authentic Greek, some a Greek take on Italian food. It was all good. We were 4... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Ate here after reading the trip advisor reviews. We must have chosen a bad night. We waited 20 minutes for our starter and well over an hour for our main course with no apology or explanation for the delay, the pork fillet was dry and came with a scattering of chips and some shredded cabbage, The chicken fillet was really... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Once named Medusa and now under new ownership. Traditional Taverna but with an unexpected emphasis on the finer details.One of the top three in Kalives due to skill of the locally trained chefs.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I have just returned from Kalyves and really enjoyed eating at Icarus... whether a lunch or evening meal all were top quality, delicious and very reasonably priced.. real Greek atmosphere, excellent, friendly service, right by the beach... Perfect.

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Lindfield, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Over the last year, we have visited Icarus more than 20 times and it never fails to please us. Icarus offers friendly, efficient service. It is very elegant. Cover charge includes good quality bread with butter and herbs and watermelon. The kalitsounia is particularly good! You can use its sunbeds free if you eat/drink there. It seems to be the... More

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barry island uk
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

we have been coming to this restraunt for years, it used to be called medusa, now it is icarus run by michelle and mikhailis .it has a fantastic location right on the beach, the perfect spot for watching the sun go dowm with a nice glass of wine, the house rose is really nice. we love the food, we always... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We always visit Michelle & Michael when we are in Crete. The taverna is right on the beach and they do the best Tuna Salad for miles around. If you eat there you get a free subbed and you can sit on the beach and enjoy the rest of your day. Michelle & Michael are always very friendly and each... More

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