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THE LAKE, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Today
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and hospitality

Very good quality of food as the food there is homemade . Fresh food and very tasty . Also , we have to mention that everybody was very friendly and they took very good care of us . Definitely if we have the opportunity we will be back soon . We had the experience of what means Cretan hospitality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Konstantina2511
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very good quality of food as the food there is homemade . Fresh food and very tasty . Also , we have to mention that everybody was very friendly and they took very good care of us . Definitely if we have the opportunity we will be back soon . We had the experience of what means Cretan hospitality .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff is really nice. They speak a good English they help you choose the food who really meet your expectations. The food is REALLY TASTY the traditional grec food is sooooo yummy that I'm going to be back for sure. The fish is cooked the perfect way it's just something you need to try. Stellios is a very charming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We arrived in Aghios Nikolaos Crete at the end of the Month and we were suprised from the beauty of the island from the first sight!! The first thing everyone said to us is to visit the beautiful Lake of the town so thats what we did! Absolutely stuning,we matched that fantastic view with a goergoes meal at Evanna restaurant!!... More 

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Quiberon, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stelios the host is one of the those restaurateurs that know their business. You can find him as early as six in the morning in the kitchen to prepare food. He knows his food and it was a pleasure to be his guest. Great staff and a pleasant atmosphere!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

To say it is right on the lake you would think it would be good. Not so. It was not busy and service was very slow. Waitress snooty and pushy. Sea bass was warm.....veg hot.... ? View was the best bit........ stay away

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Egham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We also made the mistake of stopping at this first restaurant at the edge of the lake. We don't take water with our meals, neither bread so this obviously set things off to a bad start when we declined them. Asked them about the white wines they had on the menu and was directed to a 33 Euro bottle of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food very mediocre, nothing special at all. First time to Ag. Nik. And made the mistake of choosing the first restaurant on the 'strip' by the lake. If your German or Russia then you may fair better in this place but English stay away. Service is a shocker, served by a very rude and unpersonable waiter, who made no effort... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As it was our first night in Crete and after a hard days sight seeing my partner and I decided to go to the lake for dinner, we came across evanna we were greeted by a waiter in a pink shirt who was friendly and welcoming. We were shown to a table by another waiter who was the total opposite,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As we entered we knew it was a mistake when we went to sit down and were told that tables for 4 sit over there. Any way after 2 drinks we asked for another and we're told no we are serving food now. So we went across to the kanali had our beer and ordered food. I thought money was... More 

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Sheffield
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant has a great spot on the late to watch the world go by and the Greek speciality dishes were lovely. Very reasonably priced and excellent service, yes there are similar eateries on the lake but you can't go wrong here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: THE LAKE, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm

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