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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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    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
Average Taverna

Our taxi driver recommended this place or Pelagos the fish/Cretan place around the corner. We liked the look of Evanna, prime location and a busy. Essentially it was cheap and cheerful, we sat right at the front and watched the world go by as well as the staff canvassing every passing person to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2014
lloydy444
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Quiberon, France
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our taxi driver recommended this place or Pelagos the fish/Cretan place around the corner. We liked the look of Evanna, prime location and a busy. Essentially it was cheap and cheerful, we sat right at the front and watched the world go by as well as the staff canvassing every passing person to eat there. Lamb Kleftiko cooked in a... More 

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Drinking in Dorset
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a blisteringly hot day for our visit to Agios Nikolaos, so once we had toured the harbour areas and seen the attractions we took some care over deciding which restaurant we would go to for lunch. We strolled along the edge of the little central lake, stopping at six different restaurants to go through their menus before selecting... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Reasonably priced good food, we had Pitta Giros, Fillet steak, Chicken skewer, English speaking, comfortable with nice finishing touches

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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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