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minoos 11 Amoudi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete TK 72 100, Greece
0030 28410 21284
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The oldest family ran restaurant in Agios Nikolaos Crete. Open since 1976
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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
One place we will not visiting again

Although a very welcome was given by the staff this is really the only positive comment I can make. The food was greasy and tasteless, the house white wine was almost undrinkable. One taverna we will not be visiting again next yea!

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
Louise B
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Peterborough
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peterborough
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Although a very welcome was given by the staff this is really the only positive comment I can make. The food was greasy and tasteless, the house white wine was almost undrinkable. One taverna we will not be visiting again next yea!

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Paris, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Wow I have no idea how this restaurant can have so many good reviews?!! We came on a Saturday evening - we were so hungry and we should have turned away when we saw the chocolate fudge cake and garlic bread on the menu - evidently aimed at tourists. The other big tell tale sign was when the waiter tried... More 

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Solihull, UK
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210 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Made this our venue for a nightcap each night of our stay. Very welcoming patron. Plenty of tables and lots of diners.

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Leeds
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wrote last year that this was our favourite restaurant in Agios Nikolaos and can gladly say that the standards have not slipped at all. For the ridiculously low price of €31 we had a 2 course meal and a small carafe of local wine - and then also had a free glass of wine each before we left. For... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A lovely Tavrrna. Great food. Friendly family run restaurant. Try the Cretean specialities (order in advance).

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Worcester
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have been using Knossos Taverna for many years, and the tradition is it has to be the first meal of the holiday. Good to see Bill again, lovely food and always an enjoyable experience. Hope to see you again next year!

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Elderslie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a very warm welcome from the owner,efficient service and good food which was very reasonably priced.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

After trying, unsuccessfully to eat at Avra (separate review), we ended up here, which turned out to be a positive, friendly helpful staff, prompt service and good food.. A positive also is they had all of our first choices which Avra didn't, and we're not suffering from the "National Steak Shortage" as per Avra's excuses for not having any steak.... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ate here twice this week. The weather has been awful this week and could explain why there are so few people out and about. Both times the place was almost empty. The food we had was very good and very reasonably priced. I enjoyed a bottle of the Greek White wine with Calamari and steak. Would definitely return. The host... More 

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Northumberland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Came back to this restaurant on our second visit to Agios Nikolaos. The food is good, the welcome friendly and the prices reasonable. I've just marked one grade down because the atmosphere is somewhat spoilt by the traffic noise. (Unfortunately there's not much the owners can do about that!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: minoos 11 Amoudi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete TK 72 100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: 0030 28410 21284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The oldest family ran restaurant in Agios Nikolaos Crete. Open since 1976

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