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THE LAKE, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
+30-28410-22773
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8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Seafood on Offer

I've noticed a few poor reviews for this restaurant on Tripadvisor, but I couldn't disagree with those more. I've recently returned home from a lovely trip to Crete near Agios Nikolaos, and the Evanna was by far our favourite place to eat during our stay. It was so nice we went there twice. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Thorne, null, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in Elounda recently but decided to eat in Agios Nikolaos one evening overlooking the lake. We stopped at Evanna; the waiter was pleasant and being one of few restaurants that offer a vegetarian menu we asked for a table and we were quickly seated. That's the only positives I can list. We waited a while... More 

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Birmingham UK
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

i cant give this place a score, where to begin?The waiters were rude firstly saying to my partner " your plate", in a highly abrupt to indicate he would like the plate moving to place the starter of soup, or should i say flavourless hot water down. The fish and vegetable soup we had needed lots of seasoning to make... More 

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Thorne, null, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've noticed a few poor reviews for this restaurant on Tripadvisor, but I couldn't disagree with those more. I've recently returned home from a lovely trip to Crete near Agios Nikolaos, and the Evanna was by far our favourite place to eat during our stay. It was so nice we went there twice. There are plenty of restaurants to choose... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If only this had lived up to the promise of its welcome! There are plenty of lakeside tavernas to choose from, and this one won as it was near the corner and looked shady and cool. Sadly the food and the service were a bit average, but as another review mentions, it was very entertaining to watch the waiting staff... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lots of competitor restaurants nearby however the smell of this place drew us in! Gorgeous. Fresh fish of the day.. Great. Amazing humus and Greek salad. Calamari was the best we've had.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

An ok place but once they harangue you enough and get you in you're left to it...unless you're one of the rich Russian punters that is. The food was ok (tzatziki, souvlaki, etc.) but the portions were quite small. Our table had a dirty (dried gunk) knife which was replaced to the tune of "it happens". The blode female waitress... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Enticed in by the friendly staff, thought why not as we found the previous day this is the norm. Once seated we felt that was then end of the charm as the focus was to get more customers in. Vine leaves were very tasty and veg moussaka was also good. My partner had beef and I think an orzo pasta,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Sadly after being lured into Evanna by the waiting staff with promise of good food and beer on tap, we were exposed to a tense staff atmosphere with them constantly shouting to each other over the restaurant floor, no beer on tap, and food that if I had made it myself I would have ordered a takeaway. Being as we... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Evanna has a great spot on the lake quayside. It's the first one you come across and the waiters are very very good at engaging you and getting you into their restaurant. The food is very average.. the menu too long... it's ok...Nothing more and there are better restaurants in Aghios.

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Easy to find... Menu is kilometer long like in most of the places. No greek hospitality, no raki nor small dessert. You can find better kleftikos in neighbouring restaurants. Not good restaurant to start holiday and start voyage to greek cuisine 😣

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Additional Information about EVANNA

Address: THE LAKE, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30-28410-22773
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
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
Cuisine: Greek

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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
  • Phone Number: +30-28410-22773

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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