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Lotus Eaters

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek
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Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41538
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing people amazing food

We went there on the second full day in Elounda. The people there was amazing, friendly and helpful. The day it had rained slighty and apparantly most people hadn't bother going out so all of Elounda was fairly dead. They started us off with some great bread (this is pretty much the standard in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
xtratea
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went there on the second full day in Elounda. The people there was amazing, friendly and helpful. The day it had rained slighty and apparantly most people hadn't bother going out so all of Elounda was fairly dead. They started us off with some great bread (this is pretty much the standard in Crete) and then we ordered starters.... More 

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BASILDON, ESSEX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have visited Lotus Eaters on many occasions and I am still amazed how Dan and Andreea keep up such high standards, As usual the service, hospitality, and friendship, are exceptional, and of course the food and wine live up to expectations. And the view, looking across the bay to Spinalonga is stunning. The restaurant is so popular it's best... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The staff and setting we're lovely, but there seemed to be error after error and once the food came out it was a little disappointing. Mussel Nakasaki was bland, prawns average and the pepper steak was more pepper than steak. The dessert was delicious and the staff removed our drinks without us asking in acknowledgement of their faults, which was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The views from this restaurant are stunning and the ambience warming but I'm not sure how this restaurant gets high marks on the food, my husband could barely eat his steak there was so much pepper on it and my king prawns had so much oil that I had to drain it off. We also had to wait over an... More 

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Caversham, Reading
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed both dinner and lunch at Lotus Eaters in the past week and this place must be deemed world class by its continued brilliance at every level of dining. We are Elounda-holics and return each year and must have visited Daniel and Andreea's restaurant 10+ times over the years and each visit leaves us yearning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were only in Elounda for a week but we came back twice. The restaurant is small and intimate, softly lit and looking out over the sea, the perfect holiday atmosphere. The service was the best we had, the owners made us feel like we were personally invited to eat in their little corner of Crete. Now the most important... More 

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What can you say the food, your hosta and location all perfect. The hosts have the perfect balance of friendliness with being professional. They anticipate your every need, topping up your glass or making suggestions. The location overlooking the bay, but without being bothered by cars passing by so it is very peaceful. We have eaten here twice already and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've made proposal to my girlfriend in this place. Before that, me and Daniel carefully planned everything by e-mails. So, at the very nice sunny day we came to Elounda, had a nice walk around and then I said that I've got special degustation session for us, which, of course, was a lie. We picked up reserved table on the... More 

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Perth Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Although we were half board in our hotel,we decided to have lunch out and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent -- relaxed and attentive -- and the food was fantastic. The bread and dips were tasty and I took the recommendation of a contributor and had the lamb chops -- WOW -- they were great. My husband chose... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Daniel and Andreea have got this right. Top class food, perfect surroundings, and a sort of cozy, laid back style, extremely welcoming, with pleasant chat, and never rushed. Plenty of fresh fish, salads, feta, bread, and reasonably priced beer & wine. Oh, and one more thing - ORDER THE GRIDDLED LAMP CHOPS. You wont be disappointed....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 28410 41538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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