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Eleonas traditional cuisine

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sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002 , Greece
302894031238
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty and great if you stay in Eleonas

Best restaurant. best waitress (Diamond) Great food. each day they have a special. The place itself is very unique and quiet. super clean as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Marina P
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Best restaurant. best waitress (Diamond) Great food. each day they have a special. The place itself is very unique and quiet. super clean as well.

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Thank Marina P
Netanya, Israel
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our forth time that we stayed in Eleonas. Great food, hospitality and great place. Thanks Mano. See you next time.

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Thank Rina355
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Any and all the food was excellent including the wine selection. I have traveled a good deal and I just want to say always get the special for the day. You cannot go wrong.

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Thank Nick M
Rome, Italy
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The setting is beautiful and the food is good - simple fare using fresh local produce. Some of the items are not typically Cretan but I guess that this so as to cater for children.

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Thank Marco K
Kavousi ,Crete
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is part of the traditional eco-tourism hotel of Elaonas and is a really great place to have a meal. The setting is fantastic as it is just outside the village of Zaros. The owners were great and kid friendly and the food was what you want when you visit a place like this; fresh, locally sourced and creative.... More 

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Thank Douglaspaul65
Birmingham
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So good that we didn't venture further afield. Fresh locally sourced or grown produce, home-cooking & just enough variety to keep things interesting. The artichoke dish, the meatballs & the moussakas deserve a special mention. The complimentary raki is of good quality & the wine list very respectable! Longer than a week here can be dangerous.

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Thank pandwra
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For the real-food lovers, this is a must, if you are in the neighborhood. Ask for owner's local cheese. Price is very good.

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Thank Pief
Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A very cosy place, we were sitting next to an open fire place in the evening that warmed our tired legs after hiking. The service is spledid and very personal. So friendly people all over Crete, but here they topped it. Menu recommendation - the days special!

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Thank ankraS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Authentic Cretan food, high quality, ingredients highly fresh, with a very sweet welcome from Mado. We had the mezze, and in particular the fried mushrooms were amazing, we're still enjoying the memory ;) A very nice way to discover local cuisine with high quality standard.

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Thank TheAudee
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very good taverna. Along with Limni at the nearby lake, it was by far the best we tried in Zaros. Good value, with excellent food, excellent service and a lovely ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Zaros
  • Phone Number: 302894031238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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