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Kalyves Beach, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
0030-28250-31619
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Authentic tasty Cretan food with friendly service

My wife and I have just returned from a lovely relaxing holiday in Kalyves, Crete. We found the Icarus Taverna to be the best by far for authentic and lovingly prepared Cretan cuisine. Icarus is located at the eastern end of Kalyves beach, having its taverna on one side of the beach road and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Dave O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a lovely relaxing holiday in Kalyves, Crete. We found the Icarus Taverna to be the best by far for authentic and lovingly prepared Cretan cuisine. Icarus is located at the eastern end of Kalyves beach, having its taverna on one side of the beach road and a beach diner on the sea... More 

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Wellesbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was nice and the evening very jolly with Traditional Greek music.Downside,be careful where you sit if you do not want to be trapped by smokers.Would go again,but sit on the edge of the restaurant

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A small friendly taverna,right on the beach front the service excellent plus around £20 main meal for 2 with bread for starter and half litre of wine and 2 large beers and the best Mousakka I had ever had in Greece

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Kalyves. We ate there 3 times in a week it was just so good. The set menu is particularly good value. We've tried their greek salad, lamb, chicken and pasta dishes and all were absolutely delicious. They also have greek musicians in 2 nights a week (Wednesday and Saturday) and the atmosphere is fab.... More 

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent two weeks in kalives recently and ate at Icarus three times. Had the kleftiko in paper. Delicious. Wonderful fried courgettes, large Greek salad and lots of lovely crusty bread and butter to start. The house red wine was very drinkable and we got through a few carafes. Michelle and mikhalis were warm and friendly and the location right... More 

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Pori, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We had great beach time at Ikaros, enjoyed of clean sun beds and lunch! Food was always like cretean - tasty and nicely presented. The waiter were so friendly and smiley guy! Price and quality of the food is in balance. Good wine and cold beer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalyves Beach, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: 0030-28250-31619

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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