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Avra Restaurant

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| Ammoudi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
28410 - 22530
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Food to die for.

After 15 years we returned to Crete and the Avra. Food still to die for. Thanks Costos. Been to many Greek Islands since our first trip to Avra and always remember how good it was and on occasions were disappointed when they did not meet the Avra standard. Always wanted to go back. I am glad we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 15 years we returned to Crete and the Avra. Food still to die for. Thanks Costos. Been to many Greek Islands since our first trip to Avra and always remember how good it was and on occasions were disappointed when they did not meet the Avra standard. Always wanted to go back. I am glad we did.

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totnes
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our first visit to Greece, and wanting to taste traditional, rather than touristy, food. An easy amble from the wonderful Lato Hotel, we decided on Avra Restaurant and what a wonderful choice. We plumped for a 'fishy' Meze, but having said we didn't want the garlic bread, and explained why, they understood my husband's coeliac problem, and promptly modified the... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had the mezae option the two time we went there , it was fantastic , the waiters are very helpful , I asked how they made a dip and he came out with all ingredients you would need to make it , will be back next year for more .

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Thank Ashtont405
Chania, Crete
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

What a fantastic taverna....the staff are so friendly and the meze meals were a delight. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Biffoandaitch
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We ate here twice in a week for evening meal. Nice people, good food, reasonably priced. What more do you want?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We eat at Avra every year when we stay at the nearby Lato Hotel, everyone seems to love this place the food is very tasty we have had various dishes of the menu over the years and never had a bad meal. the owners are friendly and really helped us this year as we had our 3 month old son... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Had my worst meal here and the most expensive I had lamb kleftico which looked like some one had hacked it up or half eaten it and they tried to hide it with 2 grubby tomato slices on top and it was tasteless.Also had octopus salad which was ok but nothing special.

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Tasinge, Denmark
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We dined at Avra Restaurant twice and both evenings were consistently good experiences. The two waiters were kind, in complete control and very determined to make everything perfect. The pasta was very fine - freshly grounded parmigano served seperatly. Good meat and a very tasty avocado salat. The white Greek Chardonnay was well balanced and served in a cooler. Nice... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed at the Minos Beach so went here for our first night as the restaurant is really close to the hotel. I had the mushrooms in cream to start and my wife had garlic bread. The mushrooms were amazing and probably the best I have ever had. Really meaty and tasty. For our main I had the Lamb chops... More 

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Alrewas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We went there the other night and came here a few times last year. Food great and the two guys who look after you are really nice. We did not say anything about smokers around us as there is no point as this is excepted in Greece. The irritating thing is when English people smoke while you are eating this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Ammoudi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: 28410 - 22530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?