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EO Agios Nikolaos, Istron, Crete, Greece
+302841061396
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and very friendly service

We ate here at the recommendation of the owner of the villa we rented. The food, which was traditional Greek, was very good and the owner was very chatty and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Sheffield
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Looked very nice from the outside. The waiter /owner was very friendly. I must say it all looked very clean. We ordered our usual assortments of meze and a lamb dish recommended by the owner. I asked if I could have potatoes from the oven to go with the lamb, but was very disappointed to receive a plate of chips.... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of the owner of the villa we rented. The food, which was traditional Greek, was very good and the owner was very chatty and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

While the menu card is very extensive, ask the owner for the available fresh ingredients: we asked for stuffed vine leaves, and were surprised to received stuffed sweet potato leafs and stuffed zucchini flowers, as it was the season. Delicious. Also a nice selection of fresh sea-food, depending on the availability of the day. Low prices and great selection. Try... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Every visit here feels like we are with our family. George and his family make everyone feel special and the food is good and varied. We ate here a number of times during our holiday. Sitting out under the tree with the view of the bay is very special

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Of all the restaurants in the region Istron "Сrisambelos" we liked the least. Instead ordered grilled vegetables brought cold boiled spinach and a potato tuber, the portions are smaller than in the neighboring restaurants 1.5 times. Nothing special, although the beautiful view and the whole delicious

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oundle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Chrisambelos was directly opposite our apartment, so we stumbled down there on our first night - thank heavens we did! We ate there every night of our holiday. Maria (Giorgos's mum) does most of the cooking and everything she touches is fabulous - we didn't have a single thing that we didn't like. I can highly recommend her oven baked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Giorgos' restaurant is the best fish restaurant in all of the town! Owned by his family (you will see his friendly mother baking cheese pies and his father watching soap operas), Chrisambelos has a lovely view of the Mirabello Bay - an excellent place for a date or large gathering. I went here for my boyfriend's birthday with several of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We tasted the best and the freshiest grilled fish ever! The people there are really warm and friendly. They have their own fishing boat so their fish are really fresh. Most importantly they know how to prepare them and grill them. Do not miss the homemade bread by the mother of the owner, it is delicious! The place has a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

George is a great laugh and the food is excellent. The view is outstanding - a very pleasant evening and they catch their own fish so you know its fresh

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stopped for lunch on our way back from Gournia to Bali and received an amazing welcome. The owner was very friendly and the food made by his mother was fantastic. We had mixed starters, meatballs, cheese pies, veg, fried haloumi all fantastic. We would have gone there every night if we had been staying in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: EO Agios Nikolaos, Istron, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Istron
  • Phone Number: +302841061396

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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